Let’s keep this quick. I’m one of the finalists in the MyndJack Rado Idol contest. It’s like American Idol, only entertaining. Parodies and enthusiastically bad singing are encouraged.
This week was showtunes week. My wheelhouse, if you will. You can listen to what I did to “Luck Be a Lady” from Guys & Dolls at the one hour mark of the podcast.
Then, proceed to the voting site. In order to combat “ghosties” (fake accounts from contestants) flooding the polls, MJRI4 is using an IP restrictive preferential ballot. I would strongly encourage you to vote me as your first choice. Why? Because if you don’t rank a contestant, they automatically get 12th place points. That means indifference is deadlier than hatred in this contest. If people just don’t vote for you, you’re going home.
Two people are going home Thursday night. I hope to not be one of them. I got screwed over in their last parody contest over technical issues with an audio recording and then watched as literally everyone else from my group was invited back into the contest but me. That was embarrassing.
This time around, the judges like me. The people in the live chat like me. They’re just not mentioning me again at the end of the show. That hurts. There’s no recap ala Idol because the show is broadcast live. No one gets to be reminded of my ode to busted drag queens before they vote. They only get to hear raves about the 12th performer of the night.
Brass tacks: they claim I was in the bottom 2 last week. There’s debate over whether that’s true or not. I’m going with that plus the jump to Showtunes week as evidence to a less than stellar voting performance. They know I music direct for educational theater. Also, one of the hosts mentioned my chat comment about the coincidence.
That’s why I’m asking for your help. Please listen to the podcast and vote for me. That would be ideal. Everyone benefits from that. If you don’t have an hour to spare, then just toss a vote my way and forget the rest of the ranking. I’d rather not advance that way, but that’s the point we’re at in this contest.