Every once in awhile, I get to spotlight someone who has made it to an Important Idol milestone. This season has had more than any other so far, which makes sense - there are some people who show up, do their thing, get whatever they get out of the experience, and then wander away.
There are others who stay, and make Idol their home.
Obviously, you know my preference. ;)
When you hit 100 Weeks, it’s fair to say that you’re Home.
It’s a sign of season after season dedication, and just how well you’ve done every single time you’ve come out. Anyone who has tried to maintain that level of consistency over one season can attest that it’s difficult, going back to the well time and time again, and coming back for more (sometimes with multiple accounts!) that’s the sort of thing that kind of boggles the mind.
One of the unique features about Idol, that often gets lost for people coming in for the first time, is that this all started on my friends list. The people in the first season were my friends
(well, and one friend of a friend).
Being able to say that with 9 people is easy. It gets more difficult with over 300. You just don’t get the one-on-one time or, in a lot of cases, the interest from some folks to connect. So, for them, I get to be “the guy in charge”.
With some cases though, I get to also be a friend. A friend who, in the game, will screw you over every single time and laugh while he is doing it, but a friend. :)
I like when that happens - unfortunately, this isn’t one of those times.
This 100 Weeks milestone has been achieved by some damned hippie foreigner who can’t seem to make up her mind about what made-up country, or even hemisphere she is living in - so she started populating one of her own.
“Congratulations”, or whatever, to theafaye