December 19th, 2014

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Our Friend Erica_Crawford

When I said that I had "special announcements" to make today, this one wasn't even on my radar.

But when I got up I received an email telling me the news.

There are so many contestants who come in and out of this place every season - and you get to know some of them, and with others you have pleasant interactions but never really get the chance to become friends.

That's what it was like for me and erica_crawford (aka meirion) I would enjoy entries and whenever she would post in the Green Room. But we never really talked outside of that.

Which is a shame.

For those who don't know, she passed away on the 17th.

She will most definitely be missed.


Please no one else die out there. OK? Not to make this tragedy "all about me" - but I'll do it anyway - I've really had enough of it.
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100 Weeks

Getting to 100 Weeks in LJ Idol isn't easy.

Doing it while being completely awesome is even more difficult.

This guy has managed to do both of those things.

The one thing that sticks out in my head is back in Season 6 a comparison was made by one of the other contestants: That most of the writing in Idol was "told in the feminine voice" but this guy was the "definitive masculine voice of Idol".

It's been a few years, and other guys have definitely added their own voices to the mix. But I think there's still some truth to that.

Welcome to the 100 Weeks Club alexpgp!!

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Green Room - Break Week - Day 1

All the news you need to know:

We had people who were voted out of the game:

and an old friend of Idol passing away:

We also had someone who is celebrating their 100th Week:

One of those things is clearly *not* like the others. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of erica_crawford


The other thing you need to know is that if my FIOS (internet *and* cable) had to go out, this was a good time for it - because I had said that last week was the "final vote of 2014" and I meant it.

Happy Holidays everyone!

There will still be Green Rooms - and I'll probably be posting some "Free Topics" to keep you occupied. But Topic 32 will NOT be posted until Jan 1st.

I know this will mess with some people's momentum. Which should make it even more interesting to see people downshift, only to have to get back into gear in a hurry! :)

When we come back, you will be going headlong to the finale. So make sure to rest up!


For those still looking for gift ideas: (only needs one more shirt sold to make goal!)
and the second run: of a white lettering variant.

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