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Results - Week 34

You folks out there in Idol-land sure do know how to keep things interesting don't you?

As we get closer to the Top 10, I imagine that this is only going to get more intense.

The Jury convened this week to decide who to give immunity to... and once again, it was a close vote. 14 of the 15 contestants received votes. (The one who didn't? The person "at the top" of the poll this week. So the absence of votes probably had to do with a feeling that she was safe)

In the end though, they did make a decision.

***

We were eliminating three contestants this week.

yachiru *would* have been one of those eliminated - but she was the one the Jury selected for immunity!

Which means that those leaving this week are:

sobota and i_17bingo

Two amazing writers. One "dark horse" in this competition, who seemingly came out of nowhere to create these wonderful bite-sized pieces week after week, and the other who has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of seasons, and finally starting to get the attention he has long deserved. (It should be pointed out that he did it all this season having only used *1* bye!)

The third person leaving us?

According to the votes - that would have been jexia, but she was given immunity during this week's Quick Fire competition!

So we go to the next lowest amount of votes - and come across A THREE-WAY TIE! This means that the Redemption Tribe will be making a return this week - and things get a little bit scarier for everyone!

Thank you to those leaving us. You were awesome, and I hope to see you in the Home Game, and casting your votes every week for the remainder of the Jury, to help shape how the rest of this season will play out!

Comments

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yachiru
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
o_0 Holy Jibbering Crab Claws. I was so sure I'd be singing my swan song this week.

Much love for i_17bingo, who is and always will be, a cool cat.
fodschwazzle
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
I figured you were safe, for what it's worth.

I will definitely miss, which I'm sure is not the right word for it as I know he'll keep writing, i_17bingo's unique voice and steadfast devotion to his story world.
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
You say steadfast, I say compulsive. Same thing, though, really.

And Thank you.
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
Correction: I am a cool person who owns three cats.

Close, though.
suesniffsglue
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:30 am (UTC)
Aw this one bums me out extra. I've really enjoyed i_17bingo
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:57 am (UTC)
Thank you. It means a lot to read this. I'm looking forward to following your work the rest of the way.
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
halfshellvenus
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:59 am (UTC)
Two fantastic writers, whose work I've really enjoyed, and I'm informed that I'm in trouuuuble now! :(
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
I hope not, because I've really enjoyed your work too.
bleodswean
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:01 am (UTC)
*clings to i_17bingo* I have immensely enjoyed being granted entry to his world every week.

Edited at 2015-01-27 04:10 am (UTC)
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:41 am (UTC)
Aw! Thanks!
jexia
Jan. 27th, 2015 05:26 am (UTC)
HO.LEE.COW.

What craziness to come back to. Will read and comment but I have been home for all of 15 minutes and am off to band.

(Feeling pretty guilty, though...)
kickthehobbit
Jan. 27th, 2015 05:31 am (UTC)
I think I'd be more OK with this if I weren't competing against lrig_rorrim and halfshellvenus—they're both friends of mine. :P
halfshellvenus
Jan. 27th, 2015 06:15 am (UTC)
That was my feeling, too. Me vs. two friends who are also two of my favorite writers. :(

There's no good outcome for that, only a "least bad" one from each of our perspectives. :(
lrig_rorrim
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah... yeah... I looked at the poll even before Gary posted the results and intoned "this won't end well." It, uh, didn't.
fodschwazzle
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
To a fair degree, this excites me as much as the main contest. It's a power struggle between three mega beasts! It's like waking up in the morning in a high rise apartment (a far away, mostly safe apartment) to watch multiple Godzillas waging war! We've been predicting that there would be a struggle between these forces for quite some time, but it's surprising to see it happen before the last weeks of the competition.

If one of you scores quickfire immunity, then the stakes become considerably higher with a 1vs1 situation. My question would be whether any of the redemption tribe is eligible for jury immunity, as a combination of immunities on two different redemption tribe contestants would make things rather unfair.

It will be a noble contest.
clauderainsrm
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:33 pm (UTC)
Someone has asked that question - and the answer I gave them is IF one of them wins the Quick Fire *and* one of the wins the Jury vote, then they would all be safe.

I don't want a situation where someone is in a position to be automatically eliminated.

Given the odds, it's unlikely. But just in case, I'm getting that out there.
anyonesghost
Jan. 27th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. I got dizzy reading that.

Well, I'm extremely bummed, since sobota and i_17bingo have been a lot of fun to read this season. I didn't want either of them to go. Kudos to both of them on some impressive writing this season.

And for lrig_rorrim and halfshellvenus: I'm sorry if my Green Room chatter earlier this week somehow invoked the LJ Idol "Final Destination" Clause, bringing back the "head to head" (to head) competition from Exhibit B. :-(
lrig_rorrim
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Don't worry - I don't think fate heard you and obliged the head-to-head matchup just to be sadistic. ;) I mean, unless you've got Fate's cell phone number and called in some favors. *eyes you suspiciously*
anyonesghost
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
I don't (and wouldn't if I did). But I did write a home-game entry specifically *about* Fate, so one wonders about Fate being a little miffed.
halfshellvenus
Jan. 27th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
It seems like all the Fates misaligned for the three of us, and I'm just bummed about the results.

Looking at the final votes (darn those double-immunities!), the top story was only a few votes away, and there were several next-level ties.

Basically, all very close for the most part.

One of the things that's disappointing but not unexpected is that we start Idol with many more people voting, and by the time we get near the end the participation is much lower. So that data tends to crowd together.

Gary would call that "more exciting!", and it is for him. But more nervewracking for everyone else. :O
i_17bingo
Jan. 27th, 2015 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for saying so!
gratefuladdict
Jan. 28th, 2015 05:55 am (UTC)
By my count, we had 16 jurors this week, and there were votes for 14 contestants?

Living on a prayer...
clauderainsrm
Jan. 28th, 2015 02:09 pm (UTC)
Just did a count - there were 20. Now 22.
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