The first elimination show! I was shaking the whole time watching it and I knew what was coming. Well, maybe that's why I was shaking. Episode 2 of Drafted aired last night and it was everything I thought it would be and more! I already knew the outcome of course, but the way they edited it all together was great!
As for the judges decision - I couldn't be happier with what Greg Sansone decided. If you missed it last night, the video is up now under VIDEOS.
It was such an awkward elimination for 8 of us, but more awkward for the 2 that were sent home. Launy first told us about all this drama that was occurring after the teleprompter challenge. We knew something was up, but he wouldn't divulge anything. Speculation throughout the day kept leading us to the confidentiality agreement that we all signed, but no one knew for sure.
As soon as he fessed up on all the transactions that day, my first thought was - yup, he did it! Launy is a great guy but I knew him for a week at this point and I got a sense that he would have a hard time hiding his excitement of being named Top 10. He was at the NHL Awards in Vegas at the time with media surrounding him. I wanted to shout from the rooftop when I got my phone call, so I'm sure he was the same...in fact I heard his audio and he did scream!
I knew it was the end for Launy as soon as Greg Sansone brought it up in the elimination ceremony. I wasn't shocked at all that he let him go, I probably would have done the same thing out of principle. I have to say, the thought going through my mind was, "I'M NOT THE FIRST ONE GONE!".
When the judges announced there would be ANOTHER elimination, I was shocked! You never hope someone fails, you just hope you did better. I did my challenge before Kareem so I saw his full teleprompter read. That's when I felt safe making it to the Top 9. Now with Launy gone...Top 8!
So that for sure secures me in 3 episodes! However Gregor said I have to make Top 3 if I want to keep my job with him because he's a jerk!
Still a long way to go...