For those of the 7 remaining who want to work ahead, and think that they have a good shot at making it into the Top 5.
The Top 5 aka 5 for 5. AKA what I like to think of as a portfolio challenge.
Alright, I totally made that last part up. But it sounded better than bwaahahaahhahahahaha.
I told everyone early on that decisions they made in the competition would come back to them - and a lot of them have. A lot. But not all.
Here's where we change that.
Remember how you had 5 topics to pick from? It occurred during Weeks 4, 12 and 13.
For those who don't remember - the topics were:
Moments of Devastating Beauty
- “I Don’t Care About Apathy”, What I “Should” Care About, But Don’t.
- Sexual Ethics
- "Who's that Trip Trapping Over My LJ?"
- Current Events*
(*Current Events is the only topic with an explanation and a rule. Pick something out of a reasonably current online news source, I’d love to see local news, but it’s not a requirement. Give it your own twist, feelings, insight, whatever, to the story. Also provide a link to the original source material)
Notice how that is only 3 weeks of 5 topics? Notice this is The Top 5? ;)
Now you need to do the remaining two.
Week 4: http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/268775.html
Week 12: http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/295039.html
Week 13: http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/298682.html
In case you can't remember which ones you have done.
That is part 1 and 2.
Part 3 is to write about your 5 favorite entries from this season of Idol. They can be yours. They can be someone else's. Or a combination of two. Be creative. Be fun. Tell us what it is that you enjoyed and why.
Part 4 is to write the one you didn't do from the Week 22 topics
No Sight of Land
http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/329483.html has a list.
Part 5 (the final part of our "5 for 5") is your Second Chance. Not every entry is going to go the way you want it to go. Some of them you think of a better idea the moment you hit "submit", or a week later. Now is your chance to get a second swing at one of them. Take a topic from earlier this season and write a new entry for it.
See? Isn't that nice? I told you I had a nice surprise!!
The deadline to link everything back to this thread is Sunday July 25th at 7pm EDT Yeah, I know, it's not 5 days. Like I said, I was being nice. :)