Sanjaya is Safe, for Another Week.


The Dude on the Right

Damn, the controversy just keeps growing.  I won’t say who got voted off
tonight, only to say that

Sanjaya Malakar
is safe for another week. 
Eric the
must be pissed because I believe that means Sanjaya will be part of
the "American Idol" Tour, and even though "The Stern Effect" is purported to be
over for satellite radio, it is now repurported by various news outlets that the
Howard Stern effect
might now be part of the reason for Sanjaya sticking around?

Now it comes down
to things like these: 

– Are the folks at "American Idol" worried about the ratings since they seem
to have the weakest group of singers ever, and this Sanjaya controversy keeps
folks tuning in?

– Does Howard Stern fans vote, in such numbers, to make a
difference who stays and who goes?

– I’ll be honest, there aren’t too many
hotties on "American Idol" this season.  Are we now just voting for

, who sang something, I think, but it didn’t matter because she looked
hot in her tight shorts and it didn’t look like she was wearing a bra.  Or
are we voting for Sanjaya, just to keep getting crowd shots of his sister, "Team
Sanjaya," who also, I guess, worked at

, and if Sanjaya wins, will Simon quit the show?

Suddenly "American
Idol" is getting more free publicity than it might have hoped for, and it’s only
because of Sanjaya, who is still around for another week.

And next week
Sanjaya might still suck, but I’ll still vote for him.

That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!