Look before I address the hair, let's address the flawed concept behind a Gwen Stefani theme show. While Gwen-themed bad hair was inevitable, I didn't know it would be this delightfully bad. What I'm really wondering is why Sanjaya would sing a Gwen Stefani song in an alleged "singing" competition. While most of the other contestants took advance of the opportunity to sing actual songs from artists that inspired Gwen Stefani (but apparently, not enough), Sanjaya digs up an old ditty from No Doubt. Well, at least he didn't sing "Hollaback Girl."
But on to the hair, rarely does this Czar encouter bad hair that's so ridiculous, that it's absolutely fantastic. Little Sanjaya could never pull off a real Mohawk, and heaven forbid he shave off some of those gorgeous Hooters-quality locks. But this glammed up, teased up, ponied up faux-hawk is perfect for him. It's all fluff and hairspray. And when he takes his hair down at the end of the day, he can easily go back to his Farrah Fawcett pre-cancer look. The whole look was so tongue in cheek ludicrous, that Sanjaya must have figured out that if he's gonna be the running joke of this competition, he might as well run with it. And I salute that!
I vote for Sanjaya, not because he's the worst, but because he's the most interesting. The favored Melinda Doowhatever and that Lakinda boring girl just don't make the show interesting. If Sanji is willing to bring a follicle trainwreck to the stage every week, then by all means I am willing to vote for him.
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