Call them what you want – Fanjayanatics, Fanjayanistas, or teenyboppers — it should be clear by now that America's teenagers love Sanjaya. Little Ashley left little doubt that Ryan Seacrest will say these beautiful words to Sanjaya tonight: "America voted — you are safe."
If you are still unable to figure out what is happening then maybe Peter Noone hipped you in last night when he explained it's not a singing contest, it's a voting contest. If you cannot accept this then all I can say is God bless you. Right, Simon?
Frankly, I am really getting tired of people knocking this kid. He emanates a pureness that is rare in today's age. For me, and millions of voters across the country, this purity is what makes him so appealing. Is he a great singer? No! He gets our vote anyway — bah humbug.
I admit that Sanjaya’s machinations on the floor and stage left a lot to be desired for many of the shows purists. But, at the end of the day his million dollar smile and the tears of Ashley let you know that he was sure to live to sing another day on the show. Like it or not.
It was odd that Simon somehow concluded after the performance exactly the opposite of what everyone was seeing. Did he really believe that little Ashley hated the performance? Is that possible? You tell me. One thing for sure, Sanjaya confuses Simon and did something no one else has been able to do — he left him speechless.
The fans of Sanjaya will prove the power of the vote by sending him on to the tour at the end of the season. It will be interesting to the see this new teenybopper generation in action at the concerts. Meanwhile, can the teenyboppers continue this trend of voting Sanjay through as the season progresses? Only time will tell.
Our young people are learning one very good lesson, in my opinion — the power of the ballot box. If nothing else they are learning that if you get up off your butt and vote for what you believe in, you can change the world. In the big scheme of things it won’t change much if Sanjaya continues on each week. Or will it?
It is a tough call tonight between Gina, Stephanie, or Phil as to who goes home. I’ll go with a lukewarm prediction of Stephanie.