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Green Room - Week 22 - Day 1

I'm still not completely over the shock of last night: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1134549.html

Which isn't the say "I wanted other people to go.". it's closer to "with their reputations and number of weeks survived, having them both go out in the same week is pretty remarkable and unexpected!"

Then again, this is Season 11 and 2020. Who knows what is going to happen next!

The new topic is up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1134549.html

and the new Work Room: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1134595.html


If you are looking for other things to do, here are some things happening with some former Idol contestants:


and https://puppetmaker40.livejournal.com/1302879.html (the event page on FB is at https://www.facebook.com/events/229919438327820/ it's happening tonight!)
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Work Room - Week 22

Unless you happen to already know the word, Hiraeth might not be in your regular vocabulary. But it's a cool word that I happened across. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1134549.html

This may be helpful: https://sites.psu.edu/kielarpassionblog2/2016/04/02/hiraeth/

from that page: "One attempt to describe hiraeth in English says that it is “a longing to be where your spirit lives."


Where does YOUR spirit live?
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Results - Week 21 Write Off

About an hour before the deadline, I had to go to the store. It was a quick run in, run out and we'd be back before I had to log on and hit "close poll."

Except of course it didn't work out like that, and as it got close to 8, I was busy figuring out how to log in from my phone. (I know a lot of you do that on a regular basis, but I don't) LJ, being LJ, was giving me problems almost up to the buzzer, but finally let me in. I was able to close the poll in time and get what I needed done. But I didn't have time to really take a good hard look at the results I had finalized, and it definitely didn't sink in. Not until I opened it back up on my computer when I got home.

Which is a long way of saying, it was a bit of a shock and it took awhile to really wrap my head around what had just happened.

We are saying goodbye to 3 people tonight. 1 was a sacrifice. We knew about that coming in, but the other two I was shocked when they ended up being in the Write Off in the first place... and to see them going now... yeah. I'm surprised. There is definitely a world where I could see how 3 of them in the Top 10. Potentially the Top 3 depending on which way the ball bounced, but tonight it bounced the wrong way and we are losing some legends, including the two people with the most weeks survived under their belt. (of course, going out together means that they stay within the same striking distance of each other!)

Goodbye (and of course, welcome to the Jury) to
and roina_arwen (who, I have to say, went out on one of my favorite entries from her in awhile. They are all usually good, but this one really got to me)

Thank you to all three of you for coming out this season, and making it special.
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Green Room - Week 21 - Day 11

It's the final day of Week 21 - the Sudden Death Write Off poll is coming to a close and we will soon have our Top 20! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1133711.html

Who is in? Who is out? That's entirely up to who shows up to vote!

Well, except those who already made it in - congratulations to those who made it through the Contestant Only round without having to go to a Write Off!


How is your week going?
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Vote - Week 21 - Sudden Death Write Off

A few words from Gary:

I wasn’t expecting to have this Sudden Death Write Off. But 2020/Season 11 is full of surprises. Some of them good, most of them bad.

I guess we will find out what kind of surprise this Write Off will end up giving us.
We will be losing the bottom 3 contestants, establishing our Top 20.

The poll closes , Tuesday, May 12th at 8pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #2101556 Week 21 - Sudden Death Write Off
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

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Results - Week 21

I said we would be losing between 3-5 contestants this week, and I meant it.

And then, of course, contestant voting gives me a 7-way tie. And yes, one of them was a sacrifice. BUT the precedent is to give that person the chance to fight if they decide to do so. (or honor it by if they decide not to take part in the write off)

The Jury could have also helped solve this problem - but in true Season 11 fashion, they awarded immunity to someone who wasn't in danger. :)

Congratulations to halfshellvenus!

Given that it's a 7-way tie, we are going to go to a good old fashion Sudden Death write Off.

It's an OPEN TOPIC, so write whatever it is that think is good enough to get you to the next round!

The 7 contestants are:


You have until tomorrow, Sunday, May 10th at 9pm EDT to link your entries back to this post! Have fun!
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Green Room - Week 21 - Weekend Edition

The deadline to get your votes in is tonight: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1132621.html

There's a lot on the line, and a few contestants who haven't submitted their votes yet. So if you've been dragging your feet, now is the time!


We watched the documentary "The Animal People" on Netflix last night. It was really good, and pretty upsetting. I did like that they didn't shy away from the mistakes that those people made when protesting while still pointing out where the need to "make an example of someone" happened. It's an important line to walk - that space where passion and responsibility meet.

There's a lot of great stuff out there to watch. I'm currently obsessed with Killing Eve.

What have YOU been watching?
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Green Room - Week 21 - Day 6

Last week people were saying they were expecting a twist. They were one week off. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1131549.html

Remember to get your votes in!


With more places in the process of opening up around the world- how are you doing?
Expectations? Fears? (Reminder: the only thing you should be afraid of is me! But I guess it's OK to be afraid that maybe I'm secretly behind the worldwide pandemic, that somehow this is all tied into a big Season 11 twist that will be revealed in the coming weeks! :D)
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Vote - Week 21

It's that time again.

Read. Comment. Vote. You know the routine.

Only today it's a little bit different. It's a Contestant Only vote.

You read. You comment. And if you are one of the current contestants (hint: if you submitted an entry this week that would be a part of a poll, you are a current contestant), then you send me an email at clauderainsrm@gmail.com with who you want to vote for - you can vote for as many entries as you want to support.

https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1131549.html is where you can find them.

Voting closes Saturday, May 9th at 7pm EDT

We will be losing (depending on where that natural break is) between 3-5 people this round. So this is going to be brutal, but all on you. :)

Good luck to everyone!