August 5th, 2020

lj idol

Results - Week 29

It's not the result I was expecting to be announcing when I looked at the polls this morning. Or this afternoon. Or really even an hour ago.

But if this season has taught us anything, it's never what we expect. Or at least what I expect.

Before we get to that though, we have the question of immunity. The Jury is almost finished with their work, but the more people that are involved on that end, and the fewer folks we have in the competition, the bigger the impact is going to end up being, Some weeks their decision doesn't impact the results. Other times, it throws everything up in the air. This is one of those latter weeks.

As the Jury votes came in, things were really tight. It ended up being decided by a single vote.
Congratulations to viagra!

Obviously, his being safe means that the person with the next fewest votes will be going home... which means that I can finally talk about that dream I had about the final three. Because I'm losing the first member of it.

By a single vote, we are losing your Spirit of Season 11 - karmasoup!

This has been an amazing run, and it was fantastic to see how close you came to taking it all!

Thank you so much for all of the entries, and what you've brought to the community itself over the course of the season. It's sad to lose you, but fortunately it's not going to be long before we end up losing everyone else as well... and the good news is that you will be joining the Jury for their final decision!
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Topic - Week 30

We are at the Top 5 of Season 11 and we have reached the Portfolio Challenge.

This is unlike anything else you have experienced in this season up until this point. So take a moment to read through everything. If you have questions, ask them in the Work Room.

There are a total of 5 entries from each of you that are going to be linked here. I'll number them to help you out. You can complete/link them in any order.

1. Select your favorite entry from this season. Link it below.

2. Write an entry for the topic: Lifeboat

3. Write for one of the following topics: Musicology - encrefloue
Panda diplomacy selected by kittenboo,
Curb cut effect - selected by viagra
Overton window - selected by dadi
and Fermentation selected by rayaso

Only one person per topic. So claim the topics in the Work Room.

4. Select a Champion. Someone who did NOT compete in this season. Preferably someone who has never participated in Idol. But I understand if that's difficult, so "not from this season" will do. They need to write an entry on an Open Topic. So it can be anything they want. But they are playing for your life, so they should bring their A-game.

5. Re-do. This is your chance to take your least favorite entry from this season,and take another shot at it.

The deadline to link your entries back to this thread is Friday, August 14th at 8pm EDT

Have fun!
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Work Room - Week 30

Congratulations to our Top 5. *insert round of applause here*

Well deserved!

But now you are facing the Portfolio , and that's a whole different challenge altogether. It's not just one entry, but rather a snapshot of what people can expect out of their LJ Idol.

Each item represents another skill set in your tool box.

I'm really interested in seeing what you do with it!