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KFC Supersizes Offer to Sanjaya

4/9/2007 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sanjaya and Col. SandersKentucky Fried Chicken has upped the ante on their tasty offer to Sanjaya to see if the extra-crispy Idol will bite!

On top of a lifetime supply of their Famous Bowls, and a charitable donation in his name to Colonel's Scholars -- if Sanjy dons a bowl hairdo during one of his upcoming televised performances, KFC will pay "Idol's" breakout star $5000 in cash -- and give him a starring role in their next Famous Bowl ad! Now that's music to our ears!

In another open letter to Sanjaya, KFC President Gregg Dedrick writes, "The judges and critics may think you're a long shot for a recording contract, but at KFC, we think you're a real 'original.'" Ain't that a bucketful?!

Hopefully, the vocally-challenged showman will take KFC up on their deal, and not chicken out.

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1.

Chaos    

Sanjaya
Deal or no deal?

2718 days ago
2.

TIA    

This guy has ruined IDOL.
The show has become nothing more than a version of The Gong Show

2718 days ago
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jason hutchins    

I LOVE THIS DUDE I HOPE HE RUINS AMERICAN Idol

2718 days ago
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jason hutchins    

haha they should make a myspace for him like they did howard myspace.com/howardkillerstern

2718 days ago
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Dottie    


#4 You're getting your wish. #1 said it best.

2718 days ago
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Maddy    

I love this kid also. I'm sick of the "cool" guys and the women who sound the same every week. Idol should be thankful they have Sanjaya this year or they would have no media coverage to speak of.

2718 days ago
7.

studly    

only in america ,does it pay to have NO TALENT,sad state of affairs ,no wonder hollywood is on a downwhirled spiral,no talent gives you fame and money cause there are so many in america who are stupid and have low self esteems that identify with him and because of it has given the final ax to a.i. that this why and a.i. is popularity is OVER BIG TIME,anyone who watches a.i. anymore is really a moron

2718 days ago
8.

know it all    

Watch "Kentuchy Fried Truth" vid on Youtube and you will never eat KFC ckicken again !!!
I hope Sanjaya does absolutely nothing for them !!!

2718 days ago
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Nadine    

This is an erroneous offer from KFC, they know he is under contract with American idol for the next 12 months.

2718 days ago
10.

kimmie    

i have to agree with #1...your log in name has said it all for me....i had said if he was not voted off last week that i was through with a.i. and i so am......it's sad that those with talent have had to go home because of this goof ball.......

2718 days ago
11.

Casting God    

Hey Dude:

Sanjaya,if you are reading this. KFC has MEGA Bucks. Tell them you want $100,000.00 with half applied against usage. They can afford it.They also know that if you become UNION (SAG) that they will have to pay a whole lot more. Dude, get an Agent.

2718 days ago
12.

Marcia    

HE HAS TAKEN A GREAT SHOW FOR THE FAMILY TO A JOKE!!!! GET RID OF HIM.

2718 days ago
13.

Joan    

I love Sanjaya. He's the big reason for watching American Idol this year, aside from Melinda, who is terrific. He's a good singer, just doesn't have a big voice. He's sweet, handsome and talented. There is such a pack dog mentality out there. I don't know how he keeps singing and keeps smiling, week after week, with the abuse he's been getting. I wish him nothing but the best. I knew he was special the first time I saw him.
Simon keeps saying you've got to stand out from the crowd - well, Sanjaya does that, in spades.
Good luck,Sanjaya! You will be a star.

2718 days ago
14.

Tim    

Mugahgi, are you Sanji's manager or boyfreind....Thankyou sir

2718 days ago
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