I've been counting the votes that have been coming in - and one thing is clear, opinions are all over the place!
Which is usual, especially for this season. Votes have been slow, but steady. I'm sure as we get closer to next Monday, they are going to be picking up - so don't forget to vote, and encourage others to do so as well.
Because here is one truth that I can share with you - one that is true this week, and will be true until the finale. I know this, because it's true every year at this stage:
The ball is going to bounce against every single person, except one.
People are going to write their hearts out and produce stuff that you love - and that ball may end up bouncing against them.
The only real control you have over that is making sure you point the ball toward your preferred angle and hope for a bounce that goes your way.
Losing any of these 5 is going to be bad. They all put out great portfolios, and I'm proud to see them being showcased. But that ball is going to bounce for someone, and against someone else. It certainly won't be a reflection of their talent. Just that sometimes luck really does play a factor when you get to the end game.
You just have to put out the best work you can, put the word out as loud as you can to get people to show up to support you, and hope for the best.
The entries can be read over at https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1042901.html and if you still have questions, there's a discussion of what's going on in yesterday's Green Room: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1043185.html