Remember Sanjaya Malakar from "American Idol"?
He was that season six finalist who advanced all the way to seventh place with the public’s vote, despite having a singing voice poorly received by the show’s judges. Sanjaya gained popularity from the website Vote for the Worst, which encouraged Idol viewers to vote for the worst singer as a diversion from the competition.
So, is Bristol Palin like a "Dancing With the Stars" Sanjaya? She has not been the judges’ favorite, yet is a finalist in tonight’s finale. Some fans and bloggers question viewers’ voting intentions and are asking if the reason she’s a finalist is due to her dancing abilities or her mother’s politics.
Today on American Morning, we ask Sanjaya about the Bristol controversy and his thoughts on how audience vote-in shows are tallied.