- April 10
The Block Party wants to take a scenario that is playing
out on our TV screens to a very interesting conclusion.
As everyone who watches American Idol knows, Sanjaya
Malakar is, as of this writing, still in the running to
be your next American Idol. And everyone believes that
in a few weeks all will be right in the world and he
will be a footnote on the way to a victory by Melinda
Doolittle or someone else.
But...lets play this out here. What if the websites
like Votefortheworst.com and Howard Stern get their
wish. What if on May 23, 2007 the world would be shocked
to hear the words come out of Ryan Seacrests mouth....
"And the American Idol for 2007 is...SANJAYA MALAKAR!"
Logically, the world would be stunned. Howard Sterns
ego would get even more massive than it already is.
Votefortheworst.com would claim legitimacy like never
before. And the fans of American Idol would take to the
streets not unlike the sign at ECWs "One Night Stand
II" in 2006"If Cena Wins, We Riot!".
What else do I think would happen? Well, I believe the
federal government would get involved and actually pass
legislation to regulate the voting and the production of
voting based reality shows that involved the American
public. The outcry (sad as it may be) from the 30
million people who watch AI would be SO massive, the
process would have to change.
Next, I believe that American Idol would be, for all
intensive purposes, damaged beyond repair. Fox would
cancel the show, claiming that Sanjayas victory has
tainted the show and that the integrity of the show
would be more important than keeping it on the air.
Finally and more importantly, I believe if Sanjaya won
AI6, that the vote-based reality genre would be dead.
Shows like "Dancing With the Stars", "Nashville Star"
and others would have to change or be caught up in the
Nowlet me try and put this in a little bit of
perspective. Isnt it funny that because someone the
majority of the public doesnt like is continuing to
move closer to win, the louder the din gets that a show
is fixed, rigged, et al? The real reason why Sanjaya
Malakar gets closer and closer to this "nightmare
scenario" is two-fold (and this happens every year,
folks--this isn't news)...
the singers who have left have not been talented
enough to make Sanjaya look awful enough for him to be
and, YOU. Thats right. YOU. You havent voted for the
singers you like, and not cared enough. Ratings are
down, and vote totals are down.
So, If you WANT this scenario to continue, dont vote.
Or vote for Sanjaya thinking you will bring down
Just one piece of advicebe careful what you wish for.
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