American Idol

Paris Bennett Thinks Idol is a ‘Joke’

“Idol” Reject Is Trying to Screw the Show (TMZ.com)

“We want to see him [Sanjaya] win because it’ll kind of prove that ‘American Idol’ is kind of losing its taste,” says Bennett, “it kinda isn’t going for talent anymore and more for popularity.”

Ouch. Paris! I was so doing the promo-blitz for your new album honey. Not cool to diss the show that put you on the map. Not cool to diss a fellow contestant from the show that put you on the map. One year later, still getting wrong advice from your handlers.

And yeah right, as if the stylists didn’t screw around with your hair week in and week out when you were on the show Paris. You had fun then didn’t you? Please…

Go Sanjaya!

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Bwatt27
Bwatt27

DJJayito, I agree with you. I myself am dissapointed in her music, and doubt I will buy the CD. It sounds like something you would hear on Disney Radio, or in my little sister's stereo. Though, I still love Paris; she really needs to do something with herself to put herself on the music map.

DJJayito
DJJayito

What's a joke about this thread is Paris' new music. I loved her on the show. She was one of my favorites from Season 5. She has amazing talent. HOWEVER! Her new songs are flatout TERRIBLE! I haven't heard such horrible production work in a long time, IF EVER! Why would she sign with her uncle's BOOTLEG record label? It's a shame. Such a waste of talent.

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

i don't get it , ppl are saying respect parris's opinon she has the right not to like sanjaya but thats kind of hyporcritcal, if she can have the opinon of thinking american idol is a joke and so is sanjaya then i can have the opinon that parris is the joke , this opinon thing does work both ways.

Bwatt27
Bwatt27

there is no way that could be Paris. she took AI way to seriously to go about talking about it like that. and, all the Paris fans (including myself) know there is no way that could be her. it goes against her personaloty to say something like that, and I hardly believe this could be her! but, even if it were her, its her opinion, and should be respected. if she doesn't like sanjaya, she's not alone in her feelings, but it could have been put nicer.

julianvelasquez
julianvelasquez

There were times where it did sound like her and times where it didn't. I talked to Paris on the phone before on the Idol Radio Show and she was a lot more professional on there. For now I'm going to say this wasn't entirely genuine. For all we know they could have sliced and diced some audio of hers. Don't start treating Paris like trash just because of this. She's still a good singer. Also, even if it is real, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and if Paris's opinion is that, so be it. She's still just one person. Sanjaya's not going to win.

hersheysgirl
hersheysgirl

i dont know why so many people are blinded by sanjaya. im just thankful im not one of them! :)

ps: im not one of those "obsessed sanjaya-haters", ok. i just think he's not good enough to be the next AI, or to still be in it in this stage of the competition.

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

"SANJAYA MALAKAR…THE WILLIAM HUNG OF SEASON 6"

uhh how can u compare william hung who can't even sing at all to some one who is accually probally one of the beter singers of this season, ppl have there heads so far up melidas rear that they probally can't even hear sanjaya sing at all. in fact when the songs went longer , some of the singers were exposed for not being able to carry a song for 3 mins live on stage , and sanjaya was accually able to do it and sound pretty good. im not gonna say hes beter then chris daughryor carrie underwood or kelly clarkson , but hes still has his own style and doesn't sound as bad as ppl say he does. i mean i wasn't a big fan of sanjaya but its just dumb to come online to bash someone you don't even know because your cheering for some one you don't even know. it seems some ppl care more about ppl they don't even kno lives over there own life or even ppls they kno. as for parris if it wasn't for idol she wouldn't be where she is now , making a cd hardly any one even cares about. its kind of hard to belive shes saying this though after she has Kevin covaivis (sp) on her cd. it will be funny when sanjaya comes out with a cd and out sells parris's.

n3ry
n3ry

she was right....
more people think this show is a joke
more i like it..
go Sanjaya....
cos Iam FANJAYA!!!

cdb1025
cdb1025

to user olalat

the first part of my "rant" was directed toward you...

the rest...basically everything after welcome to america...

was directed as a general statement..NOT TO YOU!

cdb1025
cdb1025

"a country with ethics and professionalism!"

...and George W. Bush is president...

shows how much of an ethical and professional country we are

olalat
olalat

a country with ethics and professionalism!

Chicago_48
Chicago_48

Paris was my fave also, and let me guess: she's a little bitter that the Black contestants didn't get recording contracts and the white contestants did....could that be it? Because if AI was a joke this year it was a joke last year and the year before. What makes last year all that "serious". It's a variety show, that's all. It gave her and the others an "entre'" to the music biz...and by her aunt being Ann Nesby, who is VERY famous in the music business, you would think that alone would have gotten Paris further than she is.

Penderlin
Penderlin

"Unprofessional to criticize a colleague"? What country is this?

olalat
olalat

to user cdb1025

"JUST AS YOU CAN CLAIM SANJAYA IS A GREAT SINGER…"

please check thread number 6

i never said sanjaya has a great voice
if you are referring to somebody else, then i apologize for this response.

again, see thread number 6
i wrote:
"i like paris (her voice is great!) but
it sounds unprofessional to criticize a colleague!"

MindyLCK
MindyLCK

If she truly said this, then she is in serious need of some better advising - if it hadn't been for Idol, we would have never heard of her and she wouldn't have a CD to peddle... it comes across - to me - as resentment because she didn't win...

red dress
red dress

I remember her during her audition...she was so well-mannered, "thank you" and addressing Paula as "ma'am." It's hard to believe such a well-mannered girl would lack the common sense not to say in public what she said about Sanjaya and AI in general.

rozny
rozny

ha ha ha... paris, oh paris! she really needs a good publicist! :D

Rickey
Rickey

These Sanjaya-haters are so obsessed I tell you.

dateandtime
dateandtime

cdb1025, geez. Who congratulated Katharine? As of this moment, there are 2 posts up there. One is mine. I thanked Rickey for posting the article which I found funny. The second one is from anoni who said this: "kat oh my kat! why oh why?"
As for this thread, only one person said, "it sounds unprofessional to criticize a colleague". A couple of people doubt she said it, a couple of people think she should be more grateful to the show, I think she should know the difference between India and the Middle East and a couple of people agree with you. This hardly merits a freakout.

cdb1025
cdb1025

unprofessional to state your opinion?

WELCOME TO AMERICA!!!!

JUST AS YOU CAN CLAIM SANJAYA IS A GREAT SINGER...

I can state that SANJAYA IS A HORRIBLE PERSONALITY, A HORRIBLE SINGER, AND A HORRIBLE POSER. AND YES, I SAID THAT WITH THAT PATENTED SANJAYA "FAKE" CREST SMILE!

at least the toothpaste industry needs a good spokesperson....

WAY TO GO PARIS FOR SPEAKING YOUR MIND!!!
What's funny is the people on this site congratulate KATHERINE MCPHEE and others for PRAISING SANJAYA..but as soon as someone denounces him...they are a jerk, etc

GET OVER YOURSELVES!

SANJAYA MALAKAR...THE WILLIAM HUNG OF SEASON 6: Just with a perfected beauty queen smile.....

Penderlin
Penderlin

So...she is not allowed to speak the truth? I'm sorry, I really love(d) this show, but this season has been a real disappointment. I stopped watching a while ago -- almost as soon as the top 12 were picked. Poor non-singing Sanjaya (as adorable as he is) isn't even the big problem.

idolfan8989
idolfan8989

glad to see someone from idol speaking the truth.. the show is turning into a joke..

i like her even more now :)

dateandtime
dateandtime

Uh..... the guy in American Dreamz was from the Middle East, not India. :?
I wonder what the chances are of Dubya being the special guest at the finale of AI6.

anoni
anoni

ordinary people/viewers can say what she has said and get away with it, but being a former contestant of the show, she should at least be thankful about the exposure and not try to look like a jerk.

olalat
olalat

wow
who better criticize sanjaya, known to have weekly hairstyle changes, than another idol wannabe, known to have weekly hairstyle changes!!!

she probably wants to jump in the "let's bash sanjaya" bandwagon. is this her way to gain publicity since she seriously needs one for CD sales!

i like paris (her voice is great!) but
it sounds unprofessional to criticize a colleague!

bambambam
bambambam

Sounds very fishy to me. I don't think she's that stupid.

Janizzle
Janizzle

That's definitely Paris. I wonder who the rest of the Idols are who are voting for Sanjaya??? I don't get it, she thinks Idol is losing its taste? Does she not think Taylor should have won last year?

oscar90
oscar90

If it is really her then I'm really disappointed. She was my absolute favorite as soon as I saw her in the auditions and still was my favorite throughout the competition (along with Elliott of course).

Rickey
Rickey

Then she should obviously sue if that's not her.

vonjobi
vonjobi

maybe it was just someone who "kind of" sounds like paris. it sounds fishy to me =)