May 27th, 2010


Results - Week 27

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans" - Some British guy.

The lives of both of the people we are saying goodbye to have changed a great deal over the past couple of months.

I'm just really glad that we have had the chance to see it unfold in front of us. (Well, the good stuff at least. :D)

Today we are saying goodbye to our 20th and 21st place finishers:


two remarkable individuals and talented writers who were, at various points in the competition, mentioned as folks that could very well carry it to the end. Within the top 21, I'd say you did yourselves proud.

Topic - Week 28

We've come a long way, and still have a little further to go, so let's just get to the topic shall we?

Salt of the Earth
The deadline to link your entries back here is Wednesday June 2nd at 9pm EDT (Thank the contestants in the US for an extra day than originally scheduled due to Memorial Day. ;) )
lj idol

Spirit of LJ Idol

What do tru2myart, spydielives, tulip_in_yellow and boxsofrain have in common?

They all ended up winning the Spirit of LJ Idol award for their season.

What IS the award?

When I introduced it back in Season 2, the premise was simple: It was the contestants taking a good hard look at themselves and each other and saying, "Well, I know they probably *won't* win - but wouldn't it be neat if. . ." and giving the award to the person that they best thought captured the essence of their season.

That premise is still the same - the award goes to the person that you, the current contestants, feel best represents you, collectively and "the Idol experience".

There IS a "special power" involved. Every season it's a little bit different, but one thing is always the same, this *will* give the individual who becomes the Spirit an edge. So hopefully the person you select will be someone that you feel will use it wisely (or at least in your best interest. :P)

Sometime between now and the topic deadline (Tuesday at 9pm EDT) the 19 current contestants need to send me an email at with the names of the contestants *in order of preference*. 1 to 19. (including yourself. 1 being the person you believe represents this season as a true Spirit of the Game.)

Obviously the sooner everyone sends them in, the sooner I will announce. :D

Congratulations to all of you for getting this far - and I hope you take this opportunity to give this special honor to one of your own as a chance to reflect on everything that has happened up until this point - and you want to see this play out.

BTW - While you are emailing me - send me TWO TOPICS you would like to see used. They may just appear between now and the end. :p