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Last Chance Idol - Results Week 3

There are some times when things just work themselves out.

I had announced that there would be eliminations. But then, due to circumstances, I canceled those. But I still said that I would be giving people the opportunity to move up.

I also mentioned that due to this, Last Chance would probably be going on for a little longer. It was an act of mercy in a time where there seems to be a shortage.

However, the voters gave me a completely unexpected opportunity.

A chance to keep the numbers where they "should" be in LCI, while doing an act of unprecedented kindness.

They gave us a decent sized tie. If I said "everyone in the tie stays where they are", we would only have 3 people with the chance to move forward. if I said "everyone in the tie can move forward" we would have 9 who were eligible. Which was the same number we could have been losing from LCI regardless!

So you know what - I'm going with the latter.

The contestants who have 24 hours to let me know - at clauderainsrm@gmail.com - if they want to move up into the main competition FOR WEEK 25 (entry due this Monday) are

cheshire23 - (confirmed, moving to main competition)
ellison (confirmed, moving to main competition)
emo_snal (confirmed, staying in LCI)
impoetry (default, moving to main competition)
labelleizzy (confirmed, moving to main competition)
malinaldarose (confirmed, moving to main competition)
sarcasmoqueen (confirmed, moving to main competition)
strryeyedgrrl (confirmed, moving to main competition)
witches (confirmed, moving to main competition)

As always, if you DON'T tell me anything, the default is that you WILL move into the main competition.

Congratulations!

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roina_arwen
Oct. 17th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's a lovely surprise! Congrats, y'all!
vik_thor
Oct. 17th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Congrats to the Nine!

(and whew on no eliminations! Though I am so sad to hear about the reason!!! Shay and her family are in my thoughts and prayers!!)
kathrynrose
Oct. 17th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
While you are being uncharacteristically kind, could you pretty please establish a place, like maybe the poll post, where you name the people who did take you up on joining the big pool? Because, as far as I can tell, we're only getting who is eligible, and then guessing the rest of the way, unless you're editing something somewhere that doesn't send me a notification.

Please and thank you.
jexia
Oct. 17th, 2014 03:30 am (UTC)
I guess if they turn up in the main poll the next week?
kathrynrose
Oct. 17th, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, but then, instead of me sitting down to update my spreadsheet, it's like every time a poll comes out, my spreadsheet is wrong, and I have to figure it out.

Ya know?
jexia
Oct. 17th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
Absolutely!
uncawes
Oct. 17th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC)
Can I add my please and thank you here?
It's confusing when people disappear from LCI but don't show up in LJI - yet.
My teeny tiny brain would appreciate the info.
Understand if you're already overworked though.
clauderainsrm
Oct. 17th, 2014 10:59 am (UTC)
I started updating the list here. (for those who didn't notice)

I haven't updated before - because the focus was more on the people making the decision and allowing them to keep it as private/public as they wanted for strategy purposes.

Most of them don't seem to have a problem with it though, so I'll deal with that on a case by case basis.
kathrynrose
Oct. 17th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! I wouldn't have noticed, because after I initially read a post, I track it and from there I only read comments from my inbox. LJ doesn't tell me you've edited the post.

Not sure what good strategy-wise keeping it quiet would be. It'd only be quiet until the next poll comes out. ::shrug::

Anyway. Thanks.
clauderainsrm
Oct. 17th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
There's a 24-hour window for people to decide. If they see everyone else is going over, they could decide to go with the flow *or* hang back for one more week to have a better chance of surviving.

If they don't know which way everyone else is going, they are left completely to their own instincts. (your opponents *not* knowing what your move is going to be gives you an upper hand. Or at least that's something that has been mentioned to me in the past. Not saying it's particularly good or bad strategy, just that was what I've been told)
uncawes
Oct. 17th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
You are a gentleman and a scholar. But I'll try to keep that a secret from your enemies.
Thanks for the updates
clauderainsrm
Oct. 17th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
Everyone is my enemy.

Except 'Mericans! ;)
uncawes
Oct. 18th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
Oh, wait! If you're 'Murican, you can't possibly be a gentleman AND a scholar ;)
I don't have time for human enemies, there's too much flora and fauna been trying to kill me since I was born
crisp_sobriety
Oct. 17th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Congrats to those nine!
labelleizzy
Oct. 17th, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
I was actually shocked.

Still shocked, now dazed and pleased.
uncawes
Oct. 17th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
You shouldn't be shocked - you wrote a really good entry :)
labelleizzy
Oct. 17th, 2014 05:08 am (UTC)
Well... *blush* thank you.

I'm certainly not used to "winning" anything. Like, EVER.
So I'm just going to cuddle this feeling up, and get my butt to work on my next entry!
uncawes
Oct. 17th, 2014 04:47 am (UTC)
Congrats to the nine.
Does this mean they're the elven kings?
eternal_ot
Oct. 17th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
Woot! Nice to see those names ...Hoping all of them to join..:)
ellison
Oct. 17th, 2014 09:55 am (UTC)
Ooh how exciting!! This is awesome! Yes, I want to join and am excited (and emailed you!). :D
sarcasmoqueen
Oct. 17th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
Um, wow, ok! So it looks like I'll be writing for the main this weekend! Don't know how that happened, but... yay?
hotmessmama
Oct. 17th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
So excited for you!! I've been voting every week! :)
labelleizzy
Oct. 17th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
I definitely enjoyed your entry!
aimercat
Oct. 17th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
congrats peeps and thank you for those who voted for me as well. As someone commented on my post, it's not always easy to write about deeply personal stuff, but it was also therapeutic for me to get some of that off my chest.
jem0000000
Oct. 21st, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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