Simon says he'll quit if Sanjaya wins Idol

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Mar 14th 2007 10:30AM
Sanjaya MalakarMany were shocked when Sanjaya advanced to the Top 12, while Sundance was sent packing last week. But apparently no one was more shocked than Simon Cowell, who said he'll quit the show, if Sanjaya is crowned the next American Idol.

Simon warned, "He's not going to win. I won't be back if he does!"

Last night, Sanjaya gave another monotone performance, droning out "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" while sporting Justin Guarini's bouncy hair. Simon snarked, "When you hear a wail in Beverly Hills, that is where Diana Ross is watching this show."

Unfortunately, the meaner Simon is, the more devoted Sanjaya's fans (or "Fanjayas" as I've heard them called) seem to become. According to, Sanjaya is most likely safe again this week.

As for Simon quitting Idol, I'm sure that won't be necessary. Odds are that Sanj won't go all the way to win this thing. If he does, millions of people will be outraged that popularity trumped talent in what is supposed to be a "singing competition." Luckily for Idol, the surrounding controversy would only pump up the ratings higher -- especially on the night that Simon hands in his resignation.


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sanjaya is a pretty cute guy in fact i vote for him a lot because he KNOWS HOW TO SING, SIMON.

BY THE WAY .......................

April 22 2007 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sanjaya rocks

I think that Sanjaya is the best!!! That's his staying power.

April 18 2007 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

well we all know that voteforworst is the reason sanjaya is still in the competition.

if you send hate mail to voteforworst it turns the owner of the site on and he can run to do his dad.

do as i do... send hate mail to all the sponsors of the site. i will not do business with them....

voteforworst must die....

April 15 2007 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This goes to people who are talking ill of Sanjaya... i suppose non of u sucks can even come good in your own home made video... Sanjaya has come not by his choice but has been brought to that place and now is staying because of people voting... if at all u sucks want to criticise something (which probably is your habit and makes u feel happy) do it to the rules of AI, either u get experts to judge the singers or go by what has been decided... many of u sucks including the AI judges specially the all arrogant simon ( who thinks telling truth in the most hurting way is right... ) doesnt even want to hear what sanjaya sings i presume it is all because of the race... but fortunately only few of u are their... America is a great country and hope u bunch of losers will be lost in the greatness of it.....

April 12 2007 at 5:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ed Lee

This guy is not worthy of continuing on American Idol, and should feel shame for still being on due to the race vote and those who are playing this stupid game of vote for the worst. All they are accomplishing is sending those contestants home that should still be on this show instead of Sanji boy. Doesnt he feel shame thinking he is actually better than those who have been voted off?....he should! Go home Sanji boy. As for Simon, please don't leave, but wouldn't blame you. Your criticism is what they need to improve, and it is honest, maybe not kind like bleeding hearts want, but this is a singing competition. Stay as you are Simon.

April 11 2007 at 2:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You people are pathetic.
I don't even know why y'all waste your time on this useless show.
It's going down the drain anyway.

April 10 2007 at 12:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My, my !! Now where else have I seen popularity come before talent ? Try most of today's popular music.I think it is hilarious that this fact is being revealed in Idol.

Melinda gives us all hope. She is ,without a doubt, the one deserving to win.

Also, I just about gag at Randy's catch phrase " a little pitchy" (what a fool) and that blathering, broken down mess,Paula Abdul. Thank goodness for Simon Cowell.

April 07 2007 at 5:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sanjaya could win. And Simon still has a contract. All you people bitching about him winning could focus that on something important. Like Darfur.

April 04 2007 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lynne Flournoy

After acknowledging the fact that Sanjaya is very young, I felt that he perhaps someone saw some talent that viewers had not identifed with. As time moved on, I felt that Sanjaya is where he is to keep Simon alive with his crticisms. If that is true, Sanjaya's parents should not allow him to be used like that and have him to walk away with some dignity. Maybe he will be able to sing when his voice is more devloped. Right now he is a joke. Don't be a joke Sanjaya. Walk away with pride. In 10 years you may have a chance to be an IDOL. I agree with others that it is based on talent. Sanjaya does not have what would make him an AMERICA IDOL.

April 03 2007 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ok, i actually like sanjaya. Not because of his race. But because he is cute & a good singer. I

April 03 2007 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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