June 2nd, 2010


Green Room - Week 28 - 6

After a frou frou kind of evening - it's time to get back to business!!

The deadline for contestants is TONIGHT, so hopefully all of you will be getting your entries into http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/346095.html
and non-current contestants will take the chance to read ahead and comment on what is there so far!

The Spirit Award deadline is also this evening (since it was moved back 24 hours like the regular deadline): http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/346347.html

The Home Game of course doesn't have a deadline, but once you are done with those things, there are some fun entries being posted there as well: http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/347782.html


How are you doing today? Adjusting to the new week (which is already half-way over?) Or ready to let go?

Voting - Week 28

A few words from clauderainsrm:

It's not always easy to explain to people what exactly it is that LJ Idol is about, or why I do it. Some people get parts of it, but not others. Others get broader strokes but figure the "why I do it" must be covered under the heading of "insanity". :)

It's weeks like this though that help make it all worthwhile.

We have 19 amazing writers handling "Salt of the Earth", and while some of them do cover the same topic, it's still very much *their take*. It's still very much *them*.

By the close of the poll, we will have 17 - having lost the two contestants with the fewest votes It's been painful from day 1 to lose people. It's the part of the job that I like the least. (Well, OK, there is an argument to be made for some of the other parts. :P) But from here on out, I have a feeling that "painful" isn't going to nearly cover it. We've been together now for 28 weeks of competition - and add the introductory Week 0, sign up periods and the holiday breaks - not to mention the weeks where one "week" has gone over into another - and you have "a fair chunk of time".
That's dedication and the folks in this poll (and the people who have since left it for one reason or another) have shown it.

I - and the people reading your work - thank you for sharing with us.

You have a slightly "shorter than normal" time to read the entries, but hopefully people have continued the tradition of reading ahead before the poll is posted! So I would get started now - and tell your friends to come and *read* the entries. Yes, every vote counts, and remember to vote for your favorites (as always, you can vote for as many as want) - but feedback ends up counting for more in the bigger picture. :)

The poll closes Friday June 4th at 9pm EDT.
Good luck to everyone.

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Spirit of LJ Idol

Every season the competitors get together and cast a special vote.

The winner gets an icon, a banner, a special power - but more importantly, they get the recognition of their peers.

This person is someone who is selected to "represent" not only what the time together has meant, but also to be the a major factor in how the season is going to unfold.

This is the Spirit of LJ Idol.

Every season the "power" involved is a little different. This season it is in the form of 3 byes. Hopefully people still remember what those are, from the early days of the season!!

The Spirit has the ability to use them, or use one on behalf of another contestant, between now and The Top 5.

In the coming weeks, the decision on when and how to use these has the potential to make an impact on the outcome of the season. Which is exactly why the contestants cast the ballots - to put this power in the hands of someone who they have come to trust.

This season that person, that individual who has been chosen to represent the spirit of Season 6 is