Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sanjaya Gets His Own Awards Show

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Regardless of whether Sanjaya Malakar gets kicked off American Idol tonight (Apr. 11), he still has something the other finalists don’t: His own awards show.

That’s because a website called is currently hosting a contest for Sanjaya impressionists and will offer cash prizes to the best – and worst – Sanjaya look-and-sound alikes.

Contest organizer John Toomey says he’s received more than 170 Sanjaya submissions so far and says some mimic the Idol wannabe’s wild hairstyles, while others are trying to imitate his off-pitch vocals.

Some submissions skewer Sanjaya more than others, such as the animated short that shows him being slashed by a samurai.

The deadline for entries is May 1 and Toomey says prizes will be given to both male and female Sanjaya impersonators, hair-a- likes, and, he promises, “people who don’t look or sound like Sanjaya but are funny in their own right.”

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