Sanjaya blogs don't miss a beat

American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malaker is, by all accounts, not the most talented performer on the show. But research firm Nielsen BuzzMetrics says the blogosphere has played a large part in making him the most visible.

According to a BuzzMetrics report, Sanjaya--now referred to by only his first name on many sites--has seen blog references increase 338 percent from Feb. 18, when he first reached critical mass, to April 8. Reality TV Magazine is the top blog in Sanjaya traffic, with 40 other blogs linking to its posts on the subject from Jan. 1 to April 8.

Many blog conversations about Sanjaya in late March center on the fact that he "lacks talent" and doesn't deserve to win. Conversations also focus on Howard Stern and VoteForTheWorst.com, two sources that encourage people to skew the votes, suggesting that both have played a large part in keeping him on the air.

On his Sirius Satellite Radio show, Stern tells listeners to vote for Sanjaya and has taken delight in possibly "ruining" "Idol." VoteForTheWorst is a site that encourages its visitors to "have fun with 'American Idol' by voting for the bad and truly entertaining contestants."

The result, thus far, is that Sanjaya has kept his spot on the show despite serious flack from the judges. Simon Cowell told Extra he would quit the show if Sanjaya won and Randy Jackson called one of his performances "unlistenable."

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Sanjaya has became a celebrity, he is invited to participate on many tv programs, people like him, I do. If you watch I'm a celebritie.... you will see how good person and beutiful soul he is. Some popular Idols then has been desappear where are they?
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what needs to be done to get simon eliminated wit his funny acting always smurkin a@#%$.
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WOW! well sanjaya isnt gonna win cuz he just got voted off!
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well i must agree his hot but he do have some talent and i think that wats important right
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yes Sanjaya is hot and all but he does stink if "Idol" doesn't fall under know b/c of Stern and his little campaign then I don't think that "Idol will be back for another season
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If everyone would quit talking about the "s" word and just go on strike of watching American Idol, that would take care of you know who. Treat a nobody like a nobody, and "PUFF" the problem is gone, instead of up in your face.
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if Sanjia impresses you then you have problems witch your vision and hearing.
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This is Simons fault, He is the one that let him get this far.
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thats enough of killing your sell ****

i wouldn't mind if he won...he impresses me.
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if sanjaya wins i will kill myself
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the show is already rigged with allowing people to vote as many times as they want.
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Of course, All shows are rigged. By letting a person that can't sing get a high score, people will be voting more for their favourite.
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He will not win, American Idol will not allow it, they will use some back door trick or rig it so he does not win.



If he win then the show is pretty much over with in my mind
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Howard Stern is a loser with nothing more then hoping for more popularity out of his stupidity. If Sanjaya wins then American Idol will no longer be known as for a show looking for a star.
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American Idle hasn't been good since season 3. If Sanjaya wins it just proves that the shows has no credibility anymore.
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leave it to howard stern
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sanjaya shouldve been gone a million years ago
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