Before the Gatekeepers finish sending me their picks, and I sort through them and see what they have to say collectively - I just want to take a moment to thank them in public. :)
I have no idea what they are going to come up with, other than having a decent idea of where their tastes are at, as you know from your own experiences, sometimes your tastes vary. Something you might like one week just doesn't hit you right the next. I'm sure there are times when you've gone back over an entry, or a book/song/movie months after the fact and looked at it again going "Man, I love this now!"
So even though I know them - who knows what is going to tickle this fancy this particular week! :)
I actually like that. It keeps me on my toes as well, and there are usually a few curveballs in the mix with the results because of that. It keeps Idol in general on it's toes!
I've seen comments about "The Gatekeepers like (insert concept)" or "they probably won't like (insert other concept") and I've cocked my head to the side and stared at it for awhile.
I know a lot of it is nerves. Saying someone won't like something is a standard defense mechanism, so if they don't - then you were right! If they do - then you were still right, but obviously it was better than you thought/as good as you thought it was in your heart. :)
People who have been around Idol for several seasons know this - but the newbies don't, so it's something that I can't repeat enough. You take the time and put in the effort week after week to stay in the competition. Hopefully you have come to love it, like it or at least put up with it! :P
Gatekeepers aren't currently involved in Idol. They have nothing at stake and are coming back (1) to help out Idol and (2) Do me what I consider to be an immense favor.
Their usual "thanks" is risking people mad at them for helping boot someone!
So, why we wait for the results - I just want to thank them again, and thank all of you contestants who are currently waiting patiently with your necks on those chopping blocks. (it's a good look for you though, you should consider doing it every week. :P) What you put out there week after week is amazing. Regardless of the outcome of this round (or any round for that matter) you have so much to be proud of, and I hope you truly know that.