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Since Dave quoted Chuck Klosterman's comments on Sanjaya Malakar and American Idol, I thought I'd throw in a link to Henry Jenkins' thorough commentary on the subject. The best line is an aside:

It is telling that the winner of American Idol often sells fewer records than the also rans, suggesting that to the bitter end, the public wants to exert its ability to cancel out whatever the judges tell us to do