Sadly that was not the case.
I don't want to say goodbye to any of them, and I certainly wasn't prepared to say goodbye to kittenboo. She did take a lot of risks with entries this round, but I thought most of them ended up paying off for her in a creative sense. She stretched out her winds, and what beautiful yet powerful wings they were.
I may have said this before - but I'll say it again. In one of the earliest weeks (2 or 3) I had a dream where I saw the finalists. It kind of confused me because I wasn't quite sure *how* they would get there, but there was something that told me that they would. kittenboo was one of those two. Not sure that I had talked to her much up to that point. I did afterward though, and I'm really glad that I did.
I always say this wrong, and I hope people will FINALLY get what I'm saying when I point out that she *could* have rested on her FL. She could have rested on the fact that her husband has done quite well for himself. Had she done this, she still would have done quite well.
She didn't though. She took the hard road and did it herself. She did it FOR herself I can't begin to tell you the amount of respect she has from me from that one little decision. (not sure that actually *means* anything, having respect from me... but there it is anyway!*g*)
I can easily say that she's one of the most improved writers from start to finish who have been in this season, and has one of the best heads for the various aspects of the game that I have ever come across.
Her writing still very much has it's raw edges. Which is what gives it so much power when it connects.
Anyone who has the courage to enter Idol *at all* is a winner in my book. The ones who can make it far into the process are absolutely amazing.
To make it to the Final Four out of *155* contestants. I don't think you can call anyone who does that anything short of remarkable.
Thank you kittenboo, Heather, for a fantastic run and letting us share in a part of your continuing journey. Thank you.