But quality is a subjective beast, and the public can sometimes be fickle. What it likes one moment, it tires of it in the next.
The same goes for any other grouping big or small. Things ultimately come down to "did this connect with the audience?"
So putting it in the hands of *two* different groups this time around, was bound to produce some interesting results.
One of those groups was the CURRENT CONTESTANTS. I don't need to introduce them. I hope you know all of those wackos by now! ;)
The other group, the one with the final cut of the week, were the Gatekeepers.
As always, some people are going to agree with their decisions and some might not. But they did an impossible job and I thank them for stepping up and doing it.
For the record - since I reported what I heard about overall last time around - I will do the same this time. I heard from quite a few of them just what an extremely talented group this was, and although Open Topic has a tendency to trip people up, that overall it ended up being a difficult decision (I gave them the same number to pick from as the contestants, so they also ended up having to pair down their lists.)
Anyway - before I announce the results, I want to announce (and again, thank) the following Gatekeepers:
Winner of Season 1: tinhuviel
Winner of Season 2: tru2myart
Winner of Season 3: welfy
and of course, the one, the only, the soopageek!!
Thank you to all of you - now it's off to look at those votes again!!! :)