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Sanjaya Malakar No American Idol, But Heads to DC, Hires Bodyguard

Apr 20, 2007

Sanjaya Malakar was finally voted off American Idol Wednesday night. Many rejoiced, but somewhere twelve year old girls were crying. His performances were lousy, but now that he is moving on he needs protection. Or so he says. And he is headed to Washington, DC. People Magazine has secured the hair-challenged 17-year-old to be their guest during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Sanjaya Malakar No American Idol, But Heads to DC, Hires Bodyguard

Sanjaya Malakar No American Idol, But Heads to DC, Hires Bodyguard

He's also ready to cash in on his newfound fame saying, "I'm definitely looking at a music career but I also want to venture into acting and modeling and possibly Broadway or something because I want to get the full entertainment business."

He also adds that he needs a bodyguard. "Yeah, I'm definitely ready to hire a bodyguard. I'm actually looking to do that right now," he told reporters after his exit.


Here is a bit of the Q& A from AOL Television:

What do you think turned the tide for you on Tuesday night?

Honestly, I'm not a country singer. I think that that really took a toll on me. And I didn't have enough really strong performances to let people forgive me for that. Like, for example, LaKisha, she's not necessarily a country singer either, but she had enough strong performances to get her though and I don't think I did.

What have you learned most as a result of being thrust into fame like this?

I think I've learned not to let any negativity get you just to keeping on trucking, I guess. And try to find the positive in everything.

What would you say to Simon?

Well, from the beginning I think that Simon saw potential in me, and when I didn't fulfill that potential, he was kind of disappointed. So I just want to say to him that he's an amazing person, and what he does is awesome. He's very opinionated, but I learned more from him than anyone else while I was on the show.

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