This season's theme was modeled after the Muppet Show, a crazy cast of characters all doing their own thing, with a frantic frog trying his best to make it work as a coherent show.
I think the Muppets may have been based on real life LJ Idol events. :)
The season itself certainly fulfilled that theme. It was long, it was difficult at times, but I hope, at the end of the day, that it was fun.
The poll is now closed and the votes have been examined. Which means that it's now time to make the official announcements:
In third place we have one of this season's biggest cheerleaders and (I hope) someone who is going to be around to help push this competition into the future. It's kind of fitting that someone like her would finish in the same spot that agirlnamedluna did in *her* first season.
Congratulations to bleodswean
In second place, I will come right out and call her this season's powerhouse. Because that's what she is - and I have a feeling that she will continue the proud tradition of Second Place finishers like notodette in knocking things out of the park for a long time to come.
Congratulations to gratefuladdict
In first place... well, that could only be one person now couldn't it?
She first showed up in Idol during Season 4 and ended up taking a far too long sabbatical from us, and writing on a regular basis. Now she has become the second veteran to win, as well as being a genuine, all-around kind person and talented writer! None of those are easy to obtain.
Congratulations to our Winner, Your LJ IDOL for Season 9- suesniffsglue!!!
Thank you to all of our finalists and to all of you who participated in making this season so very special.
I hope that you know how much I truly appreciate your continued support.
LJ Idol will return for a mini-season and a Season 10, but for now...