FINAL EVIL IDOL 2017 - ROUND 2 RESULTS Updated: Saturday, September 9, 2017   We have now received all of the final scores from all of the members of our 8-judge panel, and all public votes have been collected and tabulated, and final weighted scores have been processed.   30% of each contestant's final score was decided by our listening audience, as determined by their up-to-down-vote ratio.   The remaining 70% was determined by our panel of judges.   Congratulations to the top 10 contestants who have advanced to the third round, which will run from 9/18 - 9/29!   Without further ado, the final EVIL IDOL 2017 - ROUND 2 voice acting competition rankings:   OFFICIALLY MOVING ON TO ROUND 3:   01. Joe Walz ― 94.99% (YT ratio) ― 8.13 (judges' average) ― 8.54 (final score)   02. Nikolai Porter ― 93.32% (YT ratio) ― 8.19 (judges' average) ― 8.53 (final score)   03. Jonathan West ― 95.34% (YT ratio) ― 8.06 (judges' average) ― 8.50 (final score)   04. Heather Thomas ― 90.22% (YT ratio) ― 8.00 (judges' average) ― 8.31 (final score)   05. FearFunktion ― 87.64% (YT ratio) ― 8.06 (judges' average) ― 8.27 (final score)   06. Fritz Faught ― 77.85% (YT ratio) ― 8.47 (judges' average) ― 8.26 (final score)   07. Miguel Martin ― 88.06% (YT ratio) ― 7.84 (judges' average) ― 8.13 (final score)   08. Justin Norris ― 83.14% (YT ratio) ― 7.66 (judges' average) ― 7.85 (final score)   09. Andrew Berrios ― 80.21% (YT ratio) ― 7.69 (judges' average) ― 7.79 (final score)   10. Ky Kinney ― 88.71% (YT ratio) ― 6.97 (judges' average) ― 7.54 (final score)   OFFICIALLY ELIMINATED:   11. Brandon Nash ― 87.00% (YT ratio) ― 6.88 (judges' average) ― 7.42 (final score)   12. Ryan Borses ― 91.24% (YT ratio) ― 6.66 (judges' average) ― 7.40 (final score)   13. Darragh Counihan ― 80.71% (YT ratio) ― 7.00 (judges' average) ― 7.32 (final score)   14. Chris Brook ― 86.82% (YT ratio) ― 6.69 (judges' average) ― 7.29 (final score)   15. Andrew Scuderi ― 86.38% (YT ratio) ― 6.69 (judges' average) ― 7.27 (final score)   16. Adam Koot-Bascomb ― 80.70% (YT ratio) ― 6.66 (judges' average) ― 7.08 (final score)   17. Ann LaBar ― 86.94% (YT ratio) ― 6.31 (judges' average) ― 7.03 (final score)   18. Brady Boothe ― 79.75% (YT ratio) ― 6.44 (judges' average) ― 6.90 (final score)   19. Erica Garraffa ― 82.93% (YT ratio) ― 6.25 (judges' average) ― 6.86 (final score)   20. Daniel Gurzynski ― 77.21% (YT ratio) ― 6.44 (judges' average) ― 6.82 (final score)   21. Camille Erickson ― 82.33% (YT ratio) ― 5.81 (judges' average) ― 6.54 (final score)   22. Leah Feaster ― 74.92% (YT ratio) ― 6.03 (judges' average) ― 6.47 (final score)   23. Quincy Walters ― 84.93% (YT ratio) ― 5.38 (judges' average) ― 6.31 (final score)   24. GhoulBrains ― 79.96% (YT ratio) ― 5.31 (judges' average) ― 6.12 (final score)   25. Dirili ― 79.87% (YT ratio) ― 5.13 (judges' average) ― 5.98 (final score)   26. Matthew Smith ― 64.22% (YT ratio) ― 5.53 (judges' average) ― 5.80 (final score)   27. Zorayda ― 70.27% (YT ratio) ― 5.19 (judges' average) ― 5.74 (final score)   28. Rob Palumbo ― 55.81% (YT ratio) ― 5.47 (judges' average) ― 5.50 (final score)   29. Stephen Sennert ― 42.21% (YT ratio) ― 4.75 (judges' average) ― 4.59 (final score)   30. Creepy Steampunk ― 37.17% (YT ratio) ― 3.78 (judges' average) ― 3.76 (final score) ...

Thank you to all of our fans, listeners, and supporters, who have helped us to overcome YouTube's ridiculous AI/bot "machine learning" demonetization tools in in the past 2-3 weeks.   We continue to struggle with the unjust demonetization of our entire back-catalog, as well as many of our new releases, which continue to be flagged (despite the fact they contain nothing remotely objectionable in their tags, titles, descriptions or thumbnail imagery), and even though 99% of the videos which had been auto-flagged and have now been manually reviewed have been deemed to have been flagged in error and re-monetized.   The reposting of older material has raised some honest questions, and we understand why.   "CTFDN, I've heard this before. Why are you reposting old stuff, y'all? I want my new creepy stories!"   The reposts are our way of giving the finger to YouTube. Because storytelling is timeless, we have an advantage over other "current events" and gaming channels, in that our stories are often relevant 4-5 years after their original posting, and will probably still be decades later.   Upon the first round of reposts, we also learned something interesting: 95% of the comments suggested newer fans (who have found us in the past 1-2 years) have never heard the material from 2012-2016.   It is no secret that YoTube doesn't make it easy to check out a channel's back-catalog. They offer no calendar view or posts, and haven't added any new ways to sort a channel's content (such as by tags, up/down vote ratio, watch time, etc.) since YT was taken over by Google in 2008.   If someone new to us wants to listen to our old material, they have to click the nefarious "see more" button at the bottom of their video uploads page literally dozens of time to get back to 2014-2013 (where there are a LOT of diamonds hidden in the rough!)   Reposting helps expose new listeners to these older stories, helps us overcome the unjust demonetization (and YT's absurd 'you have to have gotten 1,000+ views in the past 7 days rule), and gives us an opportunity to rebrand with updated logos, etc.   In summary, we thank you all for "putting up with" and understanding why we're doing what we're doing. It is helping us to survive this creative content massacre, to live (and scare!) another day.   Beginning 9/11, we start a new schedule of DAILY new story postings, which will continue - with dedication and passion - for the forseeable future.   Material will be simplified until such time that revenue springs back, meaning that it will not feature elaborate sound effects or custom music - or full casts - but it will feature the best of our narrative performers, and every effort will be made to cast women for female roles, men for male roles, and appropriate actors for children's roles.   We do hope everyone will continue to support us with the onset of the new schedule. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to keep 40+ voice talents busy and scheduled, and to go through this many tales of terror.   We have good things in store. We can't wait to share the heebie-jeebies into all of you for another 5 years.   Craig Groshek ...

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