How tight? If I were to expand the perimeters by 4 votes, we would have 8 more people leaving. (beyond the limit. Even expanding to by 2 votes would put it over 10 people leaving (but adding 8 to the mix is more dramatic, and illustrates my point - so let's go with that!)
Even "the top" is pretty crowded, with the middle breathing down it's neck!
From a contestant only standpoint, it would appear that the field is pretty evenly matched as far as this week goes!
Unfortunately though, the nature of the game says that some people must leave us this week.
fortunately, there is Last Chance Idol that they can immediately jump into if they sign up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/782944.html and complete the first entry: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/783873.html
So, I'm really hoping that we will see them there, and that they can fight their way back into the mix!
With that said, it's time to post the names. I would say there are some "shockers" in the mix. Definitely not names that I was expecting to be saying today. But then again, the bottom changed hands so many times in the last 24 hours that I really wasn't sure how it was going to shake out!
Leaving us this week are:
Thank you to all of you for coming out - and I hope to see you in Last Chance Idol! (especially a certain someone who is *really* close to hitting 100 Weeks!)