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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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boypeepee    

Yes, there is a city called Nambla in the country of India. Sanjaya's grandparents are from there. Isn't that amazing?

2739 days ago
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Kris Williams    

This boy does have a clue! He is workin' it to the bone. Someone needs to get in his face and make him step down. Last week two pretty good singers stood alone together on stage when neither of them should of been there! He is the thorn up American Idols A.. I can't even stand seeing pictures of him anymore. Why is his mouth always wide open? America knows the only reason he's on AI is that website that doesn't have anything better to do than mess with internet junkies with half a brain!!! I guess they all have to do something with their time besides pick their butt. GET A LIFE

2739 days ago
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JJ    

I THINK HE SUCKS AND AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS THIS YEAR AS WELL!!!!! THERE IS NO WAY HE SHOULD BE THERE WITH THE OTHER TALENTED SINGERS!!! HE IS SUCH A JOKE AND WHAT GOOD LOOKS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? HE IS BUTT UGLY AND WHAT PERSONALITY? THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE SINGING COMPETITION, NOT A COMEDY HOUR!! I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED EVERY WEEK HE STAYS ON!!! I GUESS EVERYONE NEEDS AN HOUR OF FAME!! WHAT A PITTY!!!

2739 days ago
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Sharon    


The mystery of Sanjaya explained in seven easy steps on the Spiritual Social Commentary blog:

http://www.spiritualcommentary.com

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Jacob Kirton (8) Seaforth    


The love/hate relationship of Sanjaya Malakar disected (like a Myles Neuts autopsy!):

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/SanjayaMalakar/

2739 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

I hope AI gets cancelled too. That SanGAYa freak is totally FUGLY and u people r such idiots.

2739 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

PLEASE drop dead SanGAYa.

2739 days ago
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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

Yeah maybe he'll choke on stage with his crap "singing."

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beware of big dark HERPE caves    

#80, LOL!!!! That is hilarious!!!!!!!!

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justice for daniel    

Sanjaya, you are adorable because you are REAL. and have a big heart as it shows in that great big smile of yours. Just keep being yourself and let your soul shine through. Just give it your best and have fun while you're doing it. Don't let the meaness of others get you down. If you believe in yourself you will always come out a winner. By seeing the love you and your sister have for each other, I have to say congrats to your mom and dad for a job well done.

2739 days ago
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McFly    

Dude You all Are Just Mad Jelous Pigs With No Scense Of Humor. He Dose Really Look Like Crap! He looks Like A Little Girly. Ima Call Him Princess! Hahahahaha! MWHAHAH! He Looks Like He is Taking a DUMP in his picture.

2739 days ago
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brettly8    

Amazing how the people not voting for Sanjaya say that those who do are mean-spirited...but those NOT voting for Sanjaya call him gay? Say that he SUCKS and has no right to be there? Sounds like you're the real haters. Become a FANjaya and VOTE FOR SANJAYA!!!!!

2739 days ago
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justice for daniel    

How can it be said that Sanjaya is ruining American Idol? In this show it is the voters who pick the winner, not the judges or producers or advertisers.

It is the public that is doing the voting. If he was as bad as a lot of you would like everyone to believe, then he wouldn't have received enough votes to still be on the show

If it makes you feel better to put someone down because of what they look like, or what the color of their skin is ,do it on your own time. It's not necessary to subject everyone else to your illiteracy.

If you like him vote for him, if you don't like him than don't vote for him m It's as simple as that, and no hard feelings. Only in this Country is this possible. Be proud of the choices you are allowed to make without all the name calling and negitivity.

2739 days ago
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Mechelle    

Sanjaya is gorgeous and the best part of amercian Idol...

Go Sanjaya!!! I cannot wait to see him on Tuesday.

2739 days ago
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Wendy    

The only problem I have with Sanjaya is that PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND VOTE FOR HIM JUST TO SCREW UP THE SHOW NOT BECAUSE THEY REALLY LIKE HIM THEY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE ME SICK!!! If you like him and vote for that is another thing but just to screw the AI is WRONG! The only other thing that really PISSES ME OFF is that the real people who can perform and actually sing do get the boot when the people like Sanjaya still are in the competition that just STINKS!

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