July 5th, 2011

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Green Room - Week 30 - Day 12

Why hello there! Have we met somewhere before?

You all look somewhat familiar, I just can't quite place you.

Whatever. I'm sure it will come to me, and if not, well I won't be hanging around here very much longer anyway!

For now though, have you seen this neat thing that I found over in the corner? It's a poll! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/477868.html with what looks to be some pretty high stakes!

Maybe you should check it out before it ends tonight!

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How was your extended weekend? Or for those not blessed with FREEDOM, how was your weekend + Monday?
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Results - Week 30

The only "good" thing about making this announcement is that I do so with the knowledge that it won't be the most upsetting news of the day in most circles.

It still really sucks though.

I think "really sucks" is putting it mildly. But, regardless of how that poll came out, it was going to really suck.

The remaining 6 were just so damn good that it was an impossible decision.

amenquohi had immunity, which meant there were 5 people going for 3 spots. It was bound to be heartbreaking.

But you know what? We are talking about people who made the TOP 6 out of 261 contestants this season! It's kind of difficult to see that as anything other than a victory.

These are people who produced astonishing work and who have kept us entertained for months!
They are going out because only one person to win. Nothing more, nothing less.

I think the work speaks for itself, and I urge everyone to go back and check out their entire body of work. If you came in late, you will see what you missed! Heck, if you were here the entire time you may have missed it! 261 is a lot of people, and a ton of entries!!

In 6th place for Season 7 - yachiru

The second person leaving is complicated by joeymichaels using his final immunity token to save himself. That means the contestant with the next fewest votes will be leaving us.
Which means that a single vote will decide who will end up leaving us this week.

In 5th place - java_fiend

An amazing newbie and an old favorite, both who continued to get stronger the deeper they went into the competition. It was a privilege to read both of you this season.

Thank you so much to both of you for an amazing season!
idol7

Jury Decision

There was another big decision today, finalized an hour before the poll.

As advertised, the Jury was charged to make the biggest decision ever handed to an Idol Jury. It is the most influence ever handed to that body to impact the Finale, and true to form, it came down to one vote, one ranking to be precise.

Before we get to that decision, I want to thank them. There are so many people who are eliminated, and we never hear from them again until it is time for them to step back into the spotlight for a new season. By serving on the Jury, and by casting your votes every week, you continue to help and support Idol, and your fellow writers. It is an act that comes from wanting the best possible results, and genuine caring about the outcome. Which I very much appreciate, and I know the community does as well.

Thank you for your service, and I officially disband you for Season 7. :)

I hope you will continue to stick around and see how this plays out.


What was the decision though? What did it come down to a single ranking of the Top 6?

I asked the Jury to rank their favorite set of entries, and whoever had the lowest point total - who was left in the competition after this vote would be walking away with a huge prize. A crucial prize.

As I said, it came down to one vote. But 5 of the 6 were within four points. (and the 6th wasn't very far off either) In other words, a single ballot ranking could have produced completely different results. I think that speaks volume to the diversity, and talent of this group.

What is this amazing power? It's the Final immunity. To be kept for themselves, or given out (before the voting starts next round) to someone else.

The person awarded this by the Jury has been given the power to determine one member of the Final 3.

By "Final 3", I mean just that - the Finals, the Finale, the Last Gasp of Season 7, Why We Are Here.

We have 4 contestants remaining, and one of them has a guaranteed spot, thanks to the Jury of their peers, to keep, or give away.

Who is that contestant? Oddly enough, it's the same person who came within one vote of leaving us this week! Apparently, he just likes living on the edge!

Congratulations to hosticle_fifer!
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Topic(s) - Week 31

Here we are - at the semi finals. One step away from the finale and your shot at being the Winner of LJ Idol Season 7!
By now, if I have to tell you what to do, I think we have an issue. :P

You have four topics this week:

Look me in the eye
Cashing in
Baby with the bathwater
Up in smoke


The deadline to link them all back here is Monday July 11th at 7pm EDT Have fun!