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One ‘Idol’ fan hungers for Sanjaya's exit

While many fans are left scratching their heads as to why Sanjaya Malakar is still singing on "American Idol," one fan is taking a stand against his road to "Idol" glory.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

While many fans are left scratching their heads as to why Sanjaya Malakar is still singing on "American Idol," one fan is taking a stand against his road to "Idol" glory.

"J" on MySpace has vowed not to eat until Sanjaya and his ever-changing locks are voted off of "Idol": "We have no problems with Sanjaya personally. ... However, he does NOT belong on 'American Idol.' So until the day that Sanjaya is no longer 'American Idol,' I will be going on a hunger strike."

But with sites like VoteForTheWorst.com encouraging people to keep Sanjaya on the show, much to the dismay of judges and producers, J might not be eating for a while.

However, not all fans are taking J's stance. As anyone who watched Tuesday's "British Invasion" show knows, one young fan was brought to tears by Sanjaya's performance.

And believe it or not, they weren't tears of angst over his less-than-stellar vocals.

Thirteen-year-old Ashley Ferl got just about as much camera time as any "Idol" hopeful on Tuesday's show, as she was seen constantly bawling in the audience during many of the night's performances.

Her tears even got her on-stage at the end of the show for some hugs from the contestants.

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In an interview with LATimes.com, the Los Angeles-area teen said she and her mom scored tickets online to a dress rehearsal of "Idol," where much like the live show, the waterworks were apparently flowing.

When "Idol" producers noticed this, they reportedly gave Ashley and her mom prime seats (right where the camera would see her, conveniently enough) to Tuesday's final taping.

"This was the coolest thing ever," she told LATimes.com after the show.

But if Sanjaya's run towards "Idol" superstardom should come to an end, Ashley will still be cheering on (and one would assume crying for) Melinda, Gina and Jordin, who she revealed are also her favorites.