The winner gets an icon, a banner, a special power - but more importantly, they get the recognition of their peers.
This person is someone who is selected to "represent" not only what the time together has meant, but also to be the a major factor in how the season is going to unfold.
This is the Spirit of LJ Idol.
Every season the "power" involved is a little different. This season it is in the form of 3 byes. Hopefully people still remember what those are, from the early days of the season!!
The Spirit has the ability to use them, or use one on behalf of another contestant, between now and The Top 5.
In the coming weeks, the decision on when and how to use these has the potential to make an impact on the outcome of the season. Which is exactly why the contestants cast the ballots - to put this power in the hands of someone who they have come to trust.
This season that person, that individual who has been chosen to represent the spirit of Season 6 is