June 30th, 2020

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Season 11 Kathrynrose Spirit of Idol Award

Every year since Season 2 we've had something called "The Spirit of Idol."

The original intent of this was for contestants to award one of their own. Not a "who should win", but rather "Who makes this a better place? Who among all of the contestants is the person that makes you go 'THAT is what Season 11 is all about."

It's a way to say Thank You.

Kathrynrose was all about Idol. She is someone who got a lot out of it. Not just the writing. But the friendships. I'm not talking about "We talk sometimes" friendships - these became the people who organized her funeral and helped find homes for her cats. I've always said that you get what you put into Idol, and she put in her whole self, year after year.

Which is why after we lost her, that I asked some of her best Idol friends, if it would be OK to name the Spirit Award after her. They were kind enough to say "Yes."

Which brings us to now, Season 11 - send me your top 3 choices of contestants from this season (Not just who is currently still in it, but anyone who signed up) who made an impression on you. I'm looking for people who have made a difference in your Idol experience, who you think are the embodiment of what this season has meant to you.

If you are - or were - a Season 11 contestant, send the list to me clauderainsrm@gmail.com by Monday, July 6th at 7pm EDT (make sure to let me know your user name, just in case I don't know it off the top of my head)

Thank you to all of you for making this season special.
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Topic - Week 26

We started this season with 131 contestants. We have reached our Top 14!

Congratulations for making it to this point.

But now is the time to step up and bring your A-game.

This week is an

Open Topic

So you can write whatever you want.

The deadline to link your entry to this post is Tuesday, July 7th at 8pm EDT I'm giving you a few extra days because of the holiday weekend.

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 26

The new topic is up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1147684.html

We are finally at the Top 14. It felt like it was going to take until sometime in August to get there! :D

6 contestants are those who fought to get back into the game through Second Chance.
2 are winners of a previous mini season
1 is a previous winner of a regular season
6 have been in the Top 5 before.
2 are newbies.

This is going to be an epic fight to the finish.

How are you going to "bring it" this week to make sure to you get there?

What is your strategy for Open Topics? With the number of Write Offs we've had, hopefully everyone has something up their sleeve.


We also have the Kathrynrose Spirit of Idol Award happening right now - so I hope that everyone is thinking about that, and will be sending in their votes. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1147223.html