April 18th, 2013

Idol: Exhibit A

Green Room - Week 12 - Day 7

NOW is the winter of our discontent. Or maybe the Spring of our Idol deadline day. The actual day this time! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/643566.html I made sure that the days were wearing name tags, and confirmed that yes, this was the day that two people were going to be going home.

I haven’t seen Malcolm Freberg anywhere around, so things should go relatively smoothly.

Of course, there is still the entire day left to go, so quite a bit can happen between now and then! Make sure that your voice is being heard on who should be going on to the semi-finals of Idol’s very first mini-season!

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Our thoughts and hearts would be going out to the people of West, TX if they weren’t already on loan to the people of Boston. Seriously, I’m going to have to start borrowing hearts just to send them out to folks in need. Perhaps from Idol contestants. We can start harvesting them!
Idol: Exhibit A

Results - Week 12

The easy thing to say would be “It was a bad week for poetry”, or maybe even label it as “fiction’s revenge”, and believe me, I was kind of tempted to do just that. Heck, you could even say that it was a bad week for breakdowns and tales of self-discovery.

Instead though I think that the people leaving us this week are unique enough that I need to get serious for a moment. Only a moment though, I’ll start kicking people soon enough! ;)

For all that their entries had in common this week, and for all that they showed of the commonality between these two women, they are very different in a few key ways:

eeyore_grrl is a newbie, who did something that most people said couldn’t be done. She wrote poetry, week after week. Every season (or mini season in this case) someone comes out and tells everyone what they can’t do if they want to survive. Most of the times, they are right. But the exceptions, oh those exceptions make me smile! People who just say “OK” and keep doing what they are doing, because it’s what they are good at it, and want to live or die on their own terms.

She definitely did just that in Exhibit A. I’m really happy that she decided to try her hand at this, and am glad that she is now a part of the Idol family! I hope we will be seeing a lot more of her in the very near future!

She was, without a doubt, impressive. Even in a mini-season, getting to the stage just before the semi-finals, is incredible. I hope she is extremely proud of herself, because she should be.

The other one... wow she’s definitely not a newbie. In fact, she’s been around Idol for a very long time. That said, this is the first time that I’ve ever had to eliminate her. Not because she’s ever quit, but because she wasn’t allowed to play.

That’s right, she was one of the previous winners who decided to come out and have some fun this season!

Every season gets a little more competitive in terms of raw talent and I’m constantly saying things like “Wow, this is the best Top 50 I’ve ever seen!” Some people “get it”, that with smaller numbers in the earlier seasons, not everyone in the Top 50 was as good. But with more people, you are going to get better writers in that mix. Some people don’t get it, and think that “Oh, earlier seasons must not have been that good!” I hope that with two earlier season winners coming back this time (the other having dropped out) that we can dispel that myth once and for all.

It’s especially weird to be eliminating her this particular week, considering that her entry was a period of time that I was very much around for, and so saw all of that first-hand.

Considering that she came within a couple votes of making it to her second semi-finals, I think it’s fair to say that she did very well for herself, and made Season Two proud. I was starting to wonder if we had our own Sandra Diaz-Twine! :)

Leaving us this week is tru2myart! (aka audreybuttercup )

Thank you to you both for coming out and playing! It means alot to see people who discovered Idol seasons, years, apart, coming together for something like this.

Oh, and before I forget - you can now send me your list of your Top 5 choices of things you would like from the Community Chest: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/633787.html

Also, I’m still waiting to hear from applespicy and fourzoas, so if you want to claim something, let me know!
Idol: Exhibit A

Topic - Week 13

Just one more week separates you from the end of this mini-season.

One more entry to write before you are facing each other in the finale. One more vote to survive.

Just one more topic, provided by one of your fellow competitors this season, one more chance to prove that you are

"Worthy of a name"

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Monday, April 22nd at 8pm EDT

Have fun!