Gina Glocksen Talks about Sanjaya Malakar

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She may have been voted off American Idol, but Gina Glocksen still has a lot to say. Below, she comments on the one, the only ... Sanjaya Malakar.

"It's funny that everyone is asking is it tough that Sanjaya [moved on], I mean it's tough that all the other eight people did. It's not just Sanjaya," Gina said.

She also added: "He's just different. It's not that he's better or worse. He's Sanjaya and Jordin is Jordin and Chris is Chris and Blake is Blake; America, I guess, was through with me, and that's fine. I'm fine with it. I'm going to tour."

Sounds like a reasonable assessment to us. But still, come on, let's not compare Jordin Sparks to Sanjaya in any way please.

When asked what she thought about Sanjaya hanging in there every week, Gina Glocksen said: "I'm proud of him. He's hanging in there and he's not letting it get to him. He still comes out on stage every week and he gives his all."

Okay, Gina, but what about that hair? Do you have any styling tips for Malakar?

"Oh, no. No. It's funny; it's like a competition - who has better hair, and we're going to have a hair-off...I [the faux-hawk was] number one; I think it was awesome. It just set him apart from everyone else. It was crazy."

We can't argue with that.

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I don't think it's fair to say that teenagers are the ones keeping Sanjaya on Idol. I'm a fifteen year old girl and I dont think he's cute nor do I vote for him. None of my friends think he's cute either. It's not the teenagers keeping him in, it's the vote for the worst people and it makes me mad that people are putting the blame on teenagers. I vote based on vocals. My favorite is Blake Lewis but if he had a really crappy vocal one night [which i dont think is possible] i might not vote for him. MOST teenagers are educated enough and have enough common sense to vote based on vocals. I hate that teens are getting the crap about keeping Sanjaya on becuase we are not the problem here. It's Howard Stern and his little supporters or whatever. I really don't think sanjaya belongs on Idol and it's not fair to Sanjaya or the other contestants that VFTW is keeping him in for a joke. Think of how the poor kid feels. People are questioning his sexuality and that has NOTHING to do with Idol. It's not fair.


Sanjaya is a teenager and in my opinion sounded quite good in the early going before he got to the finals. In my uneducated opinion, he has struggled with notes, pitch, timing, even image and interpreting music. His speaking voice suggests some kind of suppression ie. like Michael Jackson. I am sure he is not that caught up in Sanjaya's universe that he knows a lot of people are voting for him as a joke, to tick off others, to bring American Idol into disrepute or simply because young teenage girls think he is cute or, the gay community supports him or probably a lot of women think he is cute (like a puppy) and vote for him not to mention the suggestion that the East Indian American population are thrilled to see someone in the finals reperesenting their culture. Sanjaya may need counselling afterwards. Not because of his multitude of hair styles but the fact that he is under so much scrutiny. And yes, he does need to realize it is not just the clothes and hair. They should be used to help promote himself, enhance the song. Unfortunately, this may be harsh, Sanjaya's main selling point is his hair styles. I am an amateur when it comes to music but I swear he sounds off key and it appears sometimes he has no idea what he really is singing.
But he will stay on American Idol as long as those teenagers vote for him. I wish I could say the hair and costumes help but they don't. Sanjaya is very lucky to be on the show still. He may be unstoppable only to be destroyed by himself.