In the interest of closure regarding the "Sanjaya is actually some sort of performance art stunt" video we posted on Tuesday that has certainly challenged everything you thought you knew about untalented karaoke competition contestants who refuse to disappear, we invite you to watch the above clip, in which the lusciously coiffed imp admits to some David Blaine-level mindbuggery. Sanjaya, it turns out, is real. All too real. (And now he's friends with Will Ferrell, who seems to be out of good viral video ideas now that he's exhausted all the creative possibilities of the drunk, foul-mouthed baby genre.)

You may now return to your day, looking for new ways to fill the empty place that Idol once occupied in your life.