October 28th, 2014

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Green Room - Week 26 - Day 5

"Hey Gary, when is the deadline for the main competition *and* Last Chance Idol?"

That's tonight at 8pm EDT!

http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/797204.html and http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/797508.html

So if you haven't gotten yours in yet, get to it!

On the other hand, if you have, are are just sitting around waiting for something to happen... we haven't done this in a little bit (I honestly can't recall if we did it this season. Maybe really early on...)

Let's make today an AMA (Ask Me Anything).

There are things that I *can't* tell you, for the purposes of the game, but if I can answer, I will! :)

So, what do you want to know?
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An offer (re: gift byes)

I posted this in today's Green Room, but just in case people missed it:

m going to channel this season's Jeff Probst who has been doing something interesting.

He's been negotiating. Or at least hearing people out in negotiations.

So I'll tell you what - gift byes are gone. BUT I'm going to allow them to come back - because someone specifically asked - under these conditions: Two for One.

Two byes from someone else (or 1 from 2 people, which is more likely) will equal one gift bye that can be given to someone in need. This offer is on the table from now until the Top 50.

It puts two other contestants on the line. But it's their choice to do it. Which introduces a new wrinkle into things... if people *really* want to see someone continue, enough to put themselves on the hot seat... well, we will see what happens.
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Vote - Last Chance Idol, Week 5

A few words from clauderainsrm:

It’s the final hurrah for Last Chance Idol. The hill to get back into the competition has been a high one to climb, and every week the incline has increased a little bit.

Unfortunately, there were three contestants who slid back down in the process, defeated by the forces of “Real Life”. Which means they are leaving us right on the edge of their shot at moving back up.

They are: furzicle, fourth_horseman and itsjustc

It’s only three names, but it’s a lot of talent that we are losing. I hope that we will be seeing them in the Home Game!

Because of that though, I’ve decided to be more generous than I was planning on being.

Of the remaining five contestants - the three with the highest amount of votes will go through to the main competition, and the bottom two will be eliminated!

I gave the contestants in Last Chance an “Open Topic”, which means what they came up with was entirely in their own hands and that they should have brought their A-game, knowing what the stakes were. Hopefully they did! :)

Who did the best? That is up to you, the voters, to decide!

The poll closes Thursday, Oct 30th at 10pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

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Vote - Week 26

A few words from clauderainsrm:

They say “It comes in threes” and apparently “they” are right.

We lost 3 writers in Last Chance Idol before the poll officially opened http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/798994.html and we are losing 3 more from the main competition due to missing the deadline.

26 weeks into this process can be grueling and take out even the most dedicated writers. All it takes is one bad week, one misstep, and you can be falling off the edge of that cliff.

Which is what has happened to our friends agirlnamedluna, barrelofrain and waltzmatildah

They will most definitely be missed, although I hope we will continue to see them “playing the Home Game” and cheering on their favorites as this season kicks into it’s next phase.

The main competition is divided between two polls: The Redemption Tribe and the main tribe. The Redemption is made up of those who were nearly eliminated, but ended up in the tie. They were “saved” by circumstance have been given an extra spotlight to give them a better chance to “redeem” themselves when they return to the thick of things. Of course, given their smaller numbers, they are also in a greater danger of being eliminated! Nothing is without a price.

The main tribe is the rest of the competition.

We will be losing the 2 contestants with the lowest vote totals from Redemption and the 3 lowest from the main competition.

So it should be interesting!

The poll closes Thursday, Oct 30th at 10pm EDT - make sure to get out there ASAP to read, comment and vote for your favorites!

Good luck to everyone!

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