January 26th, 2020

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Green Room - Week 11 - Weekend Editon

It's the final weekend of Week 11! The final day in fact.

If you want to get technical, it's the final few hours of Week 11.

So make sure you get in your votes! Poll 1: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1100331.html and Poll 2: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1100647.html

I am, as of writing this, completely caught up on recording Contestant Only votes. So if you have sent yours, but not heard back from me, you may want to check to make sure I've received them.

It could change in the next few hours, but right now, it's looking like it's going to be really close!
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Results - Week 11

This week was a little different, because it wasn't just one vote that was sending people home, it was the combination of two votes.

One that you could see, and one that you couldn't.

I set the number of people going home at 5. If I hadn't, the votes were tight enough that I could have sent home up to 11! Only a razor's edge kept that from happening. (or at least an 11-way write off for survival)

The bad news is that we are losing them. The good news is that Second Chance is starting soon, so hopefully we will see them fighting to get back into the competition!

Unfortunately though, that bad news does come first, and we must say goodbye to

copyright1983, kate_spencer, md_meezer, millysdaughter and quiltingdragon

Thank you to all of you for coming out for this season, and I hope that we will be getting the chance to read your stuff again really soon!
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Topic - Week 12

Some topics are complicated concepts to understand.

Others are quotes where you have to apply the concept.

Some are successes that everyone loves,

But sometimes, yes, sometimes, the new topic can just be considered a bit of a


The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Saturday, Feb 1st, at 8pm EST

Have fun!
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Second Chance Sign-Up Sheet

Maybe you signed up and were eliminated early. Or ended up byeing out due to real life circumstances.

Maybe you missed the deadline to sign up/only just discovered Idol and wish that you had a shot to get into the action.

That is what Second Chance is all about!

You will compete for several weeks, and those who survive, will have a shot at joining the main competition! (already in progress)

All you need to do to sign up is to post something in your own LJ/other blog that you want to use saying that you are signing up (a "statement of intent" to play) and link it back to this thread by Friday, Feb 7th at 7pm EST

That is all you need to do. Link your statement of intent and then wait for the first Second Chance topic to be posted, on the 7th!

Spread the word that it's time for another shot to get it right! That there is still hope to become the next LJ Idol!
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Work Room - Week 12

The results from last week have been posted: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1101895.html

Which means congratulations to our Top 49!

That is a really cool accomplishment, and I hope that you take a moment to pat yourself on the back on a job well done. There is still a few more major mile markers to go in this competition, but you have managed to clear a big one.

As always with an email-only vote, if you send an email to me clauderainsrm@gmail.com I will tell you, in general terms, "high/medium/low" how you did in that second vote.

Byes did expire at 50, but I'd said there was one more week, so I will honor that. That means all regular byes will be a thing of the past after this week... unless of course Second Chance ends up taking us up past 50 again. ;)

I've been asked in the past if you can give your unused byes away, and yes, you can gift them to someone if you aren't going to be using them.

Speaking of Second Chance, the sign up sheet for that just went live as well: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1102477.html

So make sure to tell your friends!

Let them in on the fun!

The new topic is up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1102174.html

Which may just be the opposite of fun. On the other hand, it may be something that folks can't resist.

Where is your head at with this one?