March 12th, 2012

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Green Room - Week 18 - Day 4

Good afternoon, and welcome to the last day anyone gets to sleep for the rest of the week!

After this will just be a long series of tossing and turning, dreading the moment when true Doom will fall!

To get to that point though, we have the usual links to make sure people have:

The new topic link (due this evening) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/541963.html
the Work Room to help people out with that: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/542273.html

and the last, but not sub-optimal: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/541915.html where we will see who is coming into the devastation of the main competition and who will be joining us in the Home Game!
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Results - Second Chance Idol - Week 4

It wouldn't be Idol if there wasn't a close match between talented writers, that ended up coming down to 1 vote. That's exactly what happened this time.

A single vote separated the block of people joining the ranks of the main competition next week, and two others from being eliminated. So, hopefully everyone who wanted to vote was able to get to the polls! You never know when that one last vote is going to come into play!

I'll handle the bad news first, so I can at least end on a high note.

Those leaving Second Chance Idol, and I hope, joining the Home Game are:

04summer_rain04
barrelofrain
bewize
decision_virtue
kittychair
mymisguided
teenagewitch

Thank you so much to all of you for coming out for Second Chance Idol. Especially those of you doing it for the first time! I adore my veterans, but it's always nice to see new faces.
I hope that you stick around and continue to support your favorites. Because, you never know what could happen!

Now, for the good news - those 7 who are moving forward, joining the competition as of Week 19. Congratulations to

____hejira
_messy
dizzydog
magicmarmot
marjory
robina1984
zalad

What I said, above, definitely applies to you as well! It's always nice to see old friends and new faces! Congratulations!
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Vote - Week 18

We start off with the bad news. Then we get to the worse news. And then we get to the news that you really should call your therapist and arrange for a sit down before you read.

I'll start with the bad.

We had some folks who were unable to make the deadline this week, and so had to drop out. Which means we are losing conflabit and vaguelyclear to that fate.

The worse news is that there were folks who didn't make the deadline and didn't post anything about it. They are just as eliminated. But now we have to hope they are OK on top of everything else!
Goodbye to some definite "fan favorites": annaonthemoon, ceiphiedknight and emo_snal.

Thank you to all of you for coming out this season, and helping to make it special.

If there's an upside to that - it's that you have spared yourself the Doom that is coming to the rest!

Which leads me to the final piece of news.

Some people guessed that this was a "special week" of voting. But no one, that I saw at least, nailed what sort of week it was. It seemed pretty obvious to me, given the subject matter. But then again, I have the cheat sheet. :)

It's Contestant Only.

If you are a current contestant, someone in the competition as of Week 18, read the entries: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/541963.html
Then send an email to clauderainsrm@gmail.com - that's me. (If you think I might not know it off the top of my head, you should probably include your user name just in case) with your favorites.
You can choose as many, or few, as you like.

You have until Wednesday, March 14th at 9pm EDT to do so.

At which point, the votes will be counted, and depending on where the "naturally break" is in the votes, we will be losing no less than 10 and no greater than 20 contestants. (regardless of "tribe")

I think it's fair to say, Doom has arrived.

Good luck to you all!