July 14th, 2020

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Results - Week 26

I like to give people proper time to thank the Gatekeepers https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1151287.html

I find that when I don't, everyone rushes to the results and on to the next thing, without taking that pause. Which is why when I noticed how late it was getting I decided to push the results until the morning. Well, that and wanting to keep my marriage intact. :D


But now that the time has passed, unfortunately, now it's time to say goodbye to some folks.

The only good part of this, is that because of how it was set up, I can to say HELLO to people first. 1 person was saved by the Jury. 5 were saved by the Gatekeepers and 2 were saved by their fellow Contestants. Some of these were actually very close on which group was going to save them. Which would have shifted the results. That final vote that came in this morning didn't impact the results, but rather further reinforced them. (if it had, I wouldn't have counted it. I just wanted to include her in the Gatekeepers)

The contestant saved by the Jury was rayaso - congratulations! (He was actually safe in all 3 categories. Had the Jury not given him immunity, that would have shifted things a little as well)

The 5 that were saved by Gatekeepers were:


and the 3 contestants saved by their fellow contestants were


Congratulations to our Top 9!

Which means that we are saying goodbye to 5 others. Which is rough. It's a huge blow. These have been tremendous contestants this season, and I thought for sure we'd be seeing them fight it out even longer. But they made it to the Top 10-14! Which is remarkable and well worth celebrating.

Thank you - and welcome to the Jury, where you will be helping to shape how the remainder of this competition will occur:

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Topic - Week 27

We've had the Gatekeepers.

We've had Contestants Only voting.

Now it's time for The King:

or rather, a quote from Elvis:

"Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do."

That's your topic this week! :)

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Sunday, July 19th at 7pm EDT

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 27

It's been quite a week. But the 9 of you have made it to the other side! Congratulations!

The Gatekeeper announcement: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1151287.html
and the results are up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1151690.html

and now it's time to move on to the new topic: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1151923.html

Did you use the time to recharge for this last push to the finish?

Quotes can be tricky as topics. Any ideas how you are going to approach this one?