Vote For The Worst – Sanjaya Malakar

Carmen D. Lade

In 2004, Votefortheworst.com emerged to support voting for the entertaining contestants who the producers would hate to see win on American Idol. Why does Votefortheworst.com do it? During the first auditions, the producers of Idol only let particular people through. Many good people are turned away and many bad contestants are kept around to see Simon, Paula, and Randy so that America will be entertained.

Now why do the producers do this? It’s simple: American Idol is not about singing at all; it’s about making good reality TV and enjoying the cheesy, guilty pleasure of watching bad singing. We agree that a fish out of water is entertaining, and we want to acknowledge this fact by encouraging people to make an even funnier show by helping the amusing contenders stick around. VFTW sees keeping these contestants around as a golden chance to make a better live show.

The American Idol show starts out every year encouraging us to point and laugh at all of the bad singers who audition. Votefortheworst.com want this hysterically bad entertainment to continue into the finals, so we choose the competitor that we feel offers the most entertaining train wreck performances and we start voting for them. We don’t essentially vote for the worst technical singer; we take into account many factors like if they have crazy personalities, how well they dance and move around the stage, if they have an attitude, if they irritate the general public or judges, etc. The bottom line is that they have to be entertaining and they have to go against what AI (American Idol) wants to produce in a winner. So we don’t just vote for the worst singer, we vote for the most entertaining contestant using our own criteria.

American Idol producers don’t like this though, because they’ve already spent time “pimping” the contestant that they want to win. Because they don’t like the site, Fox has called it “hateful” and “mean spirited”. Doesn’t it seem a tad hypocritical to say that when the show has weeks devoted to making fun of bad auditions? The producers also profited from a “Worst of American Idol” DVD set. How can the producers let Simon mock some of the contestants but then let us be called “vicious” when a campaign exists to help those very contestants? We don’t hate the people we vote for, we actually love them!

Some people and TV shows claim that Votefortheworst.com has helped Sanjaya Malakar, one of the American idols contestants, to stay in the American Idol competition.

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