This was a very tough week, and a very close week voting wise.
Anyone who has made it to the "Top 57" out of 241 certainly should be quite pleased with themselves.
Granted, it's never easy to get the elimination list, and I'm not foreseeing it being any easier this time. At this point everyone is someone's favorite, everyone is someone's friend - and no one wants to see anyone else go. Unfortunately though, everyone eventually does have to be eliminated. One bad week, or a week where it wasn't bad but maybe someone liked someone else a little bit more. . . that could end up being your final week.
Which means this week it just starts getting even more difficult for all of us.
The Gatekeeper round was *extremely* close. As was theorized, it did come down to that last vote - who actually made it even closer in a couple cases, and (due to the numbers being too high, made me go with the lower figure). Which means there are 7 people leaving us today. 4 from the Contestant Only round and 3 from the Gatekeepers. (as I said, otherwise there would have been a whole lot more going! That was a very difficult decision obviously.)
From the contestants:
and the Gatekeepers:
Thank you so much to all of you for what you have put into this season, and I hope that we will continue to see you around in the Home Game!!