Week Seven was Media Week at Prospectus Idol, and our remaining contestants were asked to set aside their word processors and pick up their telephones to give recorded interviews to Sirius/XM interviewer Mike Ferrin. The results, presented entirely unedited on the site, had some rough moments but most contestants were able to find a rhythm with the new format.
“He knew his stuff - no surprise there - and got it out cleanly and relatively concisely. Very solid work here.” — Will Carroll on Brian Cartwright
“You may have spent a little too much time though breaking down the Tigers defense. When doing an interview like this use bullet points to keep things concise.” — Mike Ferrin on Ken Funck
This, alas, brings us to the point in the program where we have to give some bad news. The contestant who received the fewest votes this week was Matt Swartz. Thanks for your participation Matt, and good luck!
Finally, we have some special announcements going into next week. First, Week Eight of Prospectus Idol will be Finals Week, a Battle Royale between the remaining three contestants after which the ultimate Prospectus Idol will be crowned! We are not disclosing any information about the theme at this time, but it’s probably fair to mention that we haven’t forgotten about the topics that our readers suggested in last week’s results post. Second, the schedule next week will be somewhat different to better accommodate the All-Star Game. The entries will be published and voting will open on Monday, July 13th and voting will close on Wednesday, July 15th at 11:00 PM ET.
We’re letting you know all this in advance in case you have any other engagements during that time that you need to go ahead and cancel. Let’s face it — next week at Prospectus Idol will not be one to miss…