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Sanjaya Look-alike Contest -- TV Show Wants You!

4/3/2007 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sanjaya MalakarTMZ has learned that a Hollywood independent comedy production company is searching for a Sanjay-alike -- no talent required.

The company posted an ad on Craigslist, asking individuals to submit headshots and their MySpace link to be eligible for an audition. The ad says:

"Independent Comedy production company seeking a Sanjaya look-alike for an American Idol parody - the auditions may possibly be filmed by a national television news show. Whoever gets the part will star in our spoof. Lots of exposure for the actors auditioning. Don't worry if your hair isn't long, we will get a wig for you. Don't worry if you can't sing, after all, it's Sanjaya."

Sanjaya has captured headlines for surviving the weekly cut on the mega-hit talentfest. Websites and petitions have popped up on the net, including votesanjayaoff.com -- one Philadelphia DJ is living in a tent on the roof of a car dealership until the vocally challenged, American Idol Typecasting: Click to launch photoshair-raising Idol gets the phoned-in ax.

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tk    

By the way: Scary Spice had a baby girl.......will Eddie Murphy finally fess up? Wow TMZ...I can't believe you're not all over this by now...........

2698 days ago
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Timer1010    

Don't do it! They're just looking for someone to take the bullet thats ment for Sangaya!

2698 days ago
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nd    

Give me a break. Sanjaya has no talent, he has nothing. OMG get rid of him.

2698 days ago
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Kevin Keckeisen    

Sorry, world, Liberace's dead. lmao :-)

2698 days ago
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SJ    

Sangaya yuck ..............is FUGLY!

2698 days ago
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Steven    

Does it make you famous if you're the look-alike to the worst talent on TV?

2698 days ago
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prettyful    

i've had about enough of this sanjaya crap..did you hear the latest? kentucky fried chicken is offering him free chicken for life if he will wear a bowl cut tonite! how warped is that??

2698 days ago
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zoom9    

If Melinda Doolitte's voice is a 10 (or 9.5). Then Sanjaya's is 7 or an 8. Nevermind that he can actually sing. No, it's more fashionable to say he's a zero. I would bet anything that if they let the selected spoofer sing that they will truly sound unimaginably horrible and average. Simon,Paula,Randy let Sanjaya through because he can sing. I think he should go home now because the others are better.. BUT COME ON, he can sing.

2698 days ago
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surfingkid    

We're looking for look-alikes as well. Paying up to $1000:

http://www.hollywoodsquared.com

2698 days ago
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Pam    

PEOPLE SHOUILD STOP VOTING FOR HIM. ITS UNFAIR THAT HE IS RUINING THE CHANCES FOR THE THER CONTESTANTS WHO ARE REALLY TALENTED.

2698 days ago
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Me    

Sanjaya????

I never thought this would happen...I have given up watching American Idol. Keeping Sanjaya on when others more talented have been voted off is horrific. This talent/singing contest has turned into a popularity contest between tweenies and the rest of the voters. Sorry, I refuse to play games and this has become nothing more than a game. Boring.

2698 days ago
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Paula    

Howard Stern-radio announcer-has a website that clearly states he's "trying to derail 'American Idol' ", and quite an article on this!
http://www.votefortheworst.com

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2697 days ago
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Paula    

I wonder how much Howard Stern is involved in this w/ his website--
http://www.votefortheworst.com

2697 days ago
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Joe Nutter    

Okay, so I've been hearing all this about Sanjaya and I finally watched a vid. on youtube.com
I know what a real Idol should sound like and this guy sucks. He cannot keep his voice in tune, and he sounds more like an Aerosmith in training.

2697 days ago
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