"Simon, I want to commend you for your honesty and brutality. I just want to say thank you because you're the person who's taught me the most on the show."
-Sanjaya when asked on NBC Today if he had a message for Simon.
Ya, think maybe Meridith Vierra wanted to give him a chance to have a go at trashing Simon the way Simon gave it to him? A "right back atchya" moment? No matter what was thought of his singing and why he lasted, you gotta admit that is one classy & gracious 17 year old.