03/31/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT
He may not have walked away with the American Idol
title -- but few who watched last season will forget Sanjaya Malakar
. Turns out, castmate Blake Lewis
didn't even want the aspiring singer on the show. "I was never a fan of Sanjaya," Lewis says in a new interview with a Jacksonville, Fla.-area radio station. In the interview (which you can hear above), the Idol
runner-up says that Malakar made for "terrible television" and even reveals that he was initially cut from the show.Tell us: Do you agree with Blake's comments about Sanjaya?