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No Talent, No Problem for Sanjaya

4/1/2007 4:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sanjaya MalakarJust because "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar isn't the strongest singer on the show, it doesn't mean he won't have a career ... so says a music insider to TMZ.

Stuart Meyer is an A&R rep for Sub Pop Records -- home to early Nirvana and The Shins, and just happens to be based in Sanjaya's hometown, Seattle. Meyer says that actually being able to sing is just one quality a pop star needs to have. "He has a charm about him that is key to being a pop star," Meyer says. "Some of the biggest pop stars, like Madonna and Britney, aren't exactly the best singers." Word.

Meyer added that he thinks Sanjaya has "a bright future ahead," saying, "I'm sure someone will sign him, he has personality."

No matter what you think of Sanjaya's so-called voice, Meyer says he does have a leg-up on a lot of other pop stars. "You have to give him credit for getting out there and singing live; a lot of the biggest pop stars out there today rarely do that." Um, Ashlee Simpson anyone?

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juju    

oh god please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this kid is a joke, if his parents want to save themselves from some serious therapy? pull him out now..............pull up your boot straps and be a man now!

2726 days ago
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Jake    

I don't even watch American Idol, and this kids hype makes me want to watch the show!

I'm voting for Sanjaya!

2726 days ago
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Team Sanjaya    

Like Sanjaya? Support Sanjaya!? JOIN TEAM SANJAYA!!!

www.myspace.com/TeamSanjaya

2726 days ago
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justice for daniel    

Geeze, give the kid a break. A little professional help and he would do fine. The younger kids adore him with his long hair, great personality and most of all his great big contagious smile. Anyone who can smile like that with all that is going on in the world today deserves a little recognition. Those of you who would rather starve yourself to death than see a young person trying to make something out of themselves deserve to starve. Be thankful he is at least trying to better himself, he could be out behind and alley somewhere shooting up like a lot of kids his age are doing. Lighten up and be happy he is on stage instead of on drugs. Bet he is the only contestant on the show that can make you smile, He is not only innocent but he is most genuine and true to himself. Go Sanjaya...........I'm a gramma and rooting for you so it's not just the little girls voting for you. You are cute and funny and entertaining and we need more of your kind to remind us that the world isn't all bad.

2726 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

HE STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2726 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

He is UGLY and he looks like he STINKS

2726 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

I agree...........totally gross as hell. People r soooooooo stupid.

2726 days ago
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meeper    

Sanjaya seems like a nice kid. It's really sad that he's being used by organizations (Vote for the Worst) and individuals (Howard Stern) to make their point about not liking the show, American Idol. They seem to think the show has gotten too self-important. So they use the kid, Sanjaya, as their weapon. Instead of using their remote controls, they use a kid -- Sanjaya is only 17. If they think American Idol is pompous, use your remote instead of a kid. Like anybody had even heard of Cowell, Abdul, Jackson and Seacrest before this show!

2726 days ago
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Your'e Fired!    

..........................................Go away Little girl................................................

2726 days ago
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theresa    

to #6: i am a grandma(48) too and i totally agree with you!! sanjaya is a wonderful kid who deserves a chance just like anyone else! to all the sanjaya bashers and haters: time to give it up. you all are turning out to be the losers in this one. think about it. the more you bash him and say cruel things about him the more publicity and sympathy he gets in return! all your doing is fueling his career and ensuring he'll be around even longer! call him all the names you want cause it's getting you nowhere!!! your hatred is old and boring! enough is enough already! he's won the hearts of millions and it's all thanks to hateful people like you!!! sanjaya is laughing all the way to the bank!! you are making this kid richer by the minute!!! from all of us who love and adore sanjaya THANK-YOU!!!

2726 days ago
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Crystal    

Yeah a future as a gay porn star.

2726 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

He is the nastiest, ugliest thing i've ever seen.

2726 days ago
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McFly    

Dude WTF?! What kinda a name is Sanjaya! I dispise that name. Haha. Id love to see this kid drop dead rite in the middle of his horrid singing!! haha. That would make my DAY :D

2726 days ago
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theresa    

to #'s 14 and 15: you sad, pathetic souls!!! what are you accomplishing with your hateful words? where's it getting you? please read my earlier post#13! are you always so mean? why? thanks for ensuring sanjaya has a long, successful future in the music business!!!!

2726 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

Right On Goober!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

2726 days ago
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