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Sanjaya Malakar Stands for Victory

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No, seriously. This is literally the case.

Reportedly, the name "Sanjaya" in Sanskrit means "victory." After last night's show - in which Haley Scarnato was voted off by viewers - everyone's favorite teensage singer is one step closer to fulfilling the promise of that name.

Sanjaya Malakar, American Idol

According to wikipedia, Sanjaya is also a character in the Hindu epic story Mahabharata. In that tale, he "is known to be brutally frank in his recital of the day's battle events and his own opinions."

Interestingly, many critics would agree that the words "brutal" and "recital" are perfect when used to describe Sanjaya Malakar.

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I don't know why everyone is so hard on Sanjaya. It's not like he took American Idol hostage with a gun or anything. It's nice to see an informative post about him rather than the usual attack.