Thursday, March 29, 2007

Desis in the Media

I'll admit, not a huge Idol fan. Simon Cowell's bashing of young talent is mean; Paula Abdul's "Oh, wow. You. Are. Awesome."-(tear)-hand-to-heart bit is eye-rollable and Randy... does he say anything of meaning aside from advocating gastric-bypass surgery? I do enjoy singing Kelly Clarkson songs at the top of my lungs at times (Since you've been gone!)... but that's where it ended. Till this year.

Hi. My name is BlueKrsna and I'm a fan of Sanjaya Malakar.

He's 1/2 Desi. To me, even one drop makes you a fellow South Asian, so you have my vote. And he's cute. If I was a 13-year-old, I'd be crushing on him. His singing is really raw but he has talent. Less show, more vocals, but workable. And isn't that what AI is all about? Finding that hidden talent somewhere in this country and putting it on stage for America to decide? And guess what judges? America is deciding. Now the reasons that they are voting for Sanjaya may not be because they actually like him (
votefortheworst.com), but they are voting, they are voting for him, and he's winning. That's the whole premise of the show. Right?

So the whole reason for this blog piece today... on my g-mail g-talk status message I put, "Vote Sanjaya!" And the amount of response it elicited...


Comment 1: "Oh puleeze the man cannot sing and he's so f*ckin fem...You have to be kidding me Again he cannot sing and he is totally gay You want me to believe you would purchase his album or listen to him on the radio?!?! Poor fem kid don't set him up for failure."
-Um... okay, so no need to be that mean. He's 17... and I don't purchase albums (
limewire.com), EVER, and I don't listen to the radio. And just cause he's fem, doesn't mean he can't sing.
Comment 2 (and my favorite): "what time does idol start? dude sanjaya's sister is sooo bangin"
-I proceeded to have a conversation with this individual about Sanjaya's sister's chest region and provided him with the following link:
http://www.dlisted.com/node/8160 Yes, I'm a bit disturbed at myself. She's 17...
Comment 3: "seriously? you're a sanjaya fan?"
-Yes.
Comment 4: "helll no. .. sanjaya is a FLAMER"
-So he's a bit flamboyant. No one liked his hairdo from last night?

Now, I don't chat with too many folks through g-chat, so to get four, very adamant comments off of my little status message. Wow.


My take on the whole thing; he's a kid that's trying. Let's applaud him for it.

I'll leave you with some vocal stylings of Sanjaya:

4 comments:

chai said...

To me, even one drop makes you a fellow South Asian, so you have my vote.

eewww, does that mean you would vote for jindal if you lived in LA? :)

MA said...

Chai: No... only when it comes to good things. Thanks for calling me out. :)

Da Baby Daddy said...

I wrote a post a few entries ago about this kid on American Idol and the support he is receiving from the Indian community and why thats not good. If you get a chance, check it out and tell me what you think. The main premise was that we shouldnt support somebody just because they are from a particular place or country, but rather for their individual characteristics.

Da Baby Daddy said...

I wrote a post a few entries ago about this kid on American Idol and the support he is receiving from the Indian community and why thats not good. If you get a chance, check it out and tell me what you think. The main premise was that we shouldnt support somebody just because they are from a particular place or country, but rather for their individual characteristics.