June 8th, 2008

lj idol


I wasn't expecting to have to say a few words about anyone this early in the process. It's one of the reasons why it was set up that way. Because I didn't want to say goodbye to any of them, and knew that this way we'd have just a little bit longer.

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.
lj idol

Topic Week 30

We made it.

Some days it didn't feel like we would. But here we are. The Final Three. Week 30.

Yes, that's right. 155 contestants and it comes down to the 3 of you.

You made it through hell week and now we come to one of my favorite topics of all time. Why? It's a simple question, but inside of it is your entire journey that brought you to this point.

It's the topic that has served as the last hurdle in the final round in every season. So you may have been waiting for it:

Why I Deserve to Win LJ Idol/Why My Opponent(s) Deserve to Win

One entry that makes the case for yourself, and for them.

Pretty simple, but it can be a balancing act as well. That said, it's one last bit of Idol love from you to them before that last curtain falls - and we have OUR NEXT LJ IDOL!!!!

The deadline to post your link back to this entry is Tuesday June 10th at 8pm EDT. Good luck. Have fun - and congratulations FINALISTS.