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The ability of a mediocre or poor performer to rouse the support of the masses.

Also, a competition in which the popularity of an individual is valued more than their ability to perform.
That guy can't dance at all! Why wasn't he voted off this week?

I don't know...it must be the Sanjaya Effect.
by isiro drake June 21, 2007

Words related to The Sanjaya Effect

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