Sanjaya Malakar dined with George W. Bush this Saturday. Sanjaya was invited to this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. With his mother by his side, he was among the celebrities Jane Fonda, Teri Hatcher, John Cusack & Sheryl Crow.
Since polarizing America with his hairstyles, wit, and singing persistence, Sanjaya is now in the most pivotal time of his career. Will he become the lastest reality-tv roadkill or will he have a substantive career? Positioning himself as a personality and not just a singer will give Sanjaya staying power in the world of the celebrity. Following in the footsteps of multi-tasking entertainment moguls such as Jennifer Lopez and the Olsen twins seem to be the only way to stay at the top in the business nowadays.
In the next few months Sanjaya will be touring with Top 12 Idol finalists and will also be present at the American Idol finale. With the advice of top agents (I'm assuming he has made good contacts), Sanjaya will be hosting, promoting, and guest appearing across a wide spectrum of entertainment venues. And please, I can't wait for his album.. and the Britney Spears duet.. He's made an solid, attention-grabbing debut in entertainment. He has a bright future if he keeps making the right moves.
Sanjaya on Leno.
Yours Truly, Tim