August 13th, 2017

lj idol

Results - Week 27

The final stretch of votes are always the most brutal. Because you have folks who, with the right bounce, *could* conceivably win. But things don't end up going their way, and you end up saying goodbye.

Still - they survived 26 weeks, and got into the Top 8, which is something that's always pretty remarkable!

So, congratulations to everyone for making it to this point.

Before I get to that though, I'm going to deal with Immunity. There was a chance that this could have been the final week, if two of the three people still eligible were to be eliminated. They were not. (Spoiler). So the Jury is continuing one more time.

I also want to address voting - mainly, the fact that this week featured *three* BRAND NEW ACCOUNTS who voted. Now, "yay, people joining Livejournal!" might be a response. But they were created TODAY. Had they impacted the results (which they DID NOT) we would be having a different conversation. So I'm putting this out there, since this isn't the first time it's ever happened - when you are turning out the vote, make sure you are telling people they can only vote ONCE. Actually, from all appearances, they did. So it's not even a double vote. But if you know "my Aunt Suzie wants to vote for me and is setting up an account to do so" just *let me know*, so I can be aware of what it is before I have to take time up looking for patterns and time stamps.

Anyway - as I said, it impacted nothing in tonight's result. But in the coming weeks, it might... and that will end up hurting the person they want to help. So just make sure to let people know to keep their "I NEED TO HELP" in check and above board in voting...

So, anyway... the Jury and the immunity they handed out. Week after week I tell you that it came down to "a vote" or sometimes "a couple votes". It's the pattern of the season, so that's what you are expecting me to say.

I'm not going to say that.

It was a bit of a blowout.

This week, the Jury awards immunity to messygorgeous! Congratulations!

Now, she didn't *need* it to survive this week, but having that safety is always nice.

The actual poll though, DID come down to a single vote.

We are losing two contestants who did *really* well in the last Contestant Only votes and with the Gatekeepers. A newbie and a veteran.

I was expecting to see at least one of them in the finale. But it kept shifting which one it would be.

Instead, we are saying goodbye to


The good news is that you do get to take part in the final week for the Jury!

The bad news is that we won't be seeing your entry in the poll next week. But I really hope we will in the Home Game.