Friday, July 27, 2012

Balance Beam- The Finalists Revealed and Voting Begins

::drumroll::

The Balance Beam competition is concluded.  Results and medal ceremony will be posted on Friday August 3rd.

Our panel of esteemed judges poured over the eleventybillion entries. All of the entries are wonderful and amazing.  The competition was fierce.  In the end, each judge independently picked their top 10-15.   Once they were finished, the finalists were the ones that ALL judges independently agreed upon! 

The criteria that mattered to most of the judges were (and in no particular order):  degree of difficulty, style, originality.   If you made the judges have a bit of a heart attack...you got a big thumbs up for that.

So...on with the big reveal.  Mom used random.org to help put the entries in order so there would be no tip of the paw to the judges favorites.  We will put the competitors on the poll in the same order as below.

The finalists in your 2012 Balance Beam are....

Cathy Keisha

Allie

Ben

Teddy

Mirksu

Faraday

Truffle

Nicki

Coco

Archie

Roo

Guido

Charli

Alfie

Bibi

Voting begins now!  We will leave the poll open for 1 week and then we'll announce the winners!

**having technical difficulties getting the poll on blogger to work**

Please leave a comment to vote...will keep trying to get the poll up and running.


60 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! And to think of the poor showing the Woman was thinking about entering! Nothing that spectacular!

Katie and Glogirly said...

OMC!!!
I am not worthy. I am not worthy.

...gotta vote for Cathy Keisha. On top of a moving door no less!

; ) Katie

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

That is some impressive balancing!! OMC!! I think we're going to have to have a think and come back to vote!

rainbow said...

All very impressive - finding it very hard to decide - Mummy says review and come back later!!
Purrs ... Rainbow

Princess Jasmine said...

Wow, look how good they all are. We will get our voting caps on :)xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! I'm a finalist ~ wait til I tell mom and Milo. xx Congratulations to all finalists! And well done all who entered. xxx
*so excited*

Love Alfie xx

Cat said...

Squeeee we are so excited to be in the finals....wow, competition is fierce!!! Good luck everyone :-)

Punapippuri said...

Goodness, Paksu-poika Mirsku is a finalist. We are very impressed!

Sophie said...

My vote goes to Teddy.

The Island Cats said...

Whoa! Those are all amazing!! We can't decide on who is the best...we'll come back to vote after we've had some time to think about it.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We think there must be a mistake, with Nicki as one of the finalists. Seriously. We didn't think that silly pic would make it to the top 10.

Good luck to all the participants, the entries are amazing!

Cory said...

The judges comments on Nicki were about the narrow strip he was on...the 3 paw balance and the pointed paw in the air. Style points for sure!

FURKIDSMOM said...

OMC Allie's a finalist!!! She's so excited!!!

We'll come back when the poll is up!!

The Florida Furkids and Allie

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! This competition is fierce! Some great balancing acts.

Repositório said...

Voted!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Wowza, Charli is excited!

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Cory - I had trouble getting my Poll set up in blogger also. You might try Polldaddy.com. There is a free option and it was fairly easy to set up.

PepperPom said...

Gotta vote for Cathy Keisha on the door! BOL!!

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Scylla is crushed she didn't make it to the finals but admits the competition was fierce. Wishing luck to everyone. ~Scylla, Socks & Fenris

savannahspawtracks.com said...

awww come on guys...Archie has it all over CK!!! His alignment with the top of the door; his technique for maintaining balance!!! Gorgeous!! High Paws for Archie. Savannah

Truman said...

Oh yeah--Cathy Keisha has my vote!

Eric and Flynn said...

The finalists are all good. It was a hard choice but we have now voted.

Kari said...

Just look at Mirsku! He's doing a sideways roll on the beam!

Meg & Quill said...

I nearly peed my cataloons!

Q

Cara n Crew said...

yoW! what a great group of finalists! so many had the heart attack factor going! Thanks for hosting this event. good luck to everybuddy!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Eileen said...

Wow - they are all incredible. How can we pick?

Einie, meinie, minie moe, we choose Charli.

Good job all you athletes!

Sasha, Sami, Saku & Mom Eileen

Roo said...

Oh My! Talk about some talented athletes! Wow! These are soooo FUN! :D Amazing feets of balancing and hilarious to boot! :D

What a fantastic event! Thank you for Hosting it! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

PeeS: I've linked you in to the Host linky - used the link to your page with all the entries so everyone who hasn't seen them yet can :) You can link in again with this post too if you would like :)

Mariodacat said...

WOW - Those are some impressive high balance beam entrants. They all seem worthy of a metal to me.

Casey said...

Grreat job everyone! I can never manage this event myself, so I'm highly impressed!

Deb Barnes said...

Concats to all the finalists!!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HOLY Gwalk A MOLEY.... your athletes are AMAZING... FREARLESS on those Balance Beams...
I am glad that one of Blogville's Finest... got into your competition.
THIS is SOOOOOOOO much fun!! THRILLING butt FUN.

Sarge said...

Wow, congrats to all of the finalists! If I have to vote, I'll go with Coco since there are two separate angles to balance on. WOW!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Prudence said...

Concatulations to the finalists! We're voting fur Cathy Keisha, that door maneuver looks very tricky!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Wow! That is pretty tuff! They look great!

Licks,
Ruthie

meowmeowmans said...

OMC! How are we supposed to CHOOSE??? Look at all these amazing entries! Okay ... we'll do our best, but this is gonna be tough.

Concats to all the finalists!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We were wondering if voting was only limited to other bloggers, or can anyone vote? Friends of ours tried to vote but said that Bibi wasn't on the list. He's on the its when we look at it!

Purrs,
The Chans

Linda said...

I vote for Bibi!

ZOOLATRY said...

Vote? All we want to do is catch each and every one who is "up" there and get them "down" from there! These are all heart stoppers ... and these are all
winners!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We were on the edge of our seats just watching the competition! We voted for Charli (Teri said the pretty house swayed her vote, hahameow) and your poll thingy seems to be workin just fine...

Snowball said...

I am voting for Charli!

The Cat From Hell said...

What a great post! Wooie! Is everybody talented!
Kisses
Nellie

Simba said...

Every one of them is very impressive. We need to think about our vote!!!

Petey said...

Having seen Bibi in action recently, I must say he is in top form! Cast my vote for Bibi!

Au and Target said...

We are soooo excited! Terrific beamers all of you!

freddiethek said...

I gotta vote for CathyKeisha. On top of a door!

freddiethek said...

I gotta vote for CathyKeisha. On top of the door while it was moving!

TK and Squashies said...

Dis a furry gud ebent, Cory! All amazing perfurmances. Me not knows who to bote for...
Fanks fur letting us watch at your benue!
Your furend, TK

Peggy said...

Guido :)

Niamh said...

We vote for Bibi!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Hannah and Lucy said...

We want to vote for Genji please.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Unknown said...

I want to vote for the Beebs! BiBi cat of the Chen clan

Unknown said...

I want to vote for the Beebs. Bibi of the famous Chen family.

georgie said...

Bibi Chan aka Beebs!

CATachresis said...

We are voting for Cathy Keisha :)))

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Wow, all of these kitties are *superb*! We thought about it and came back. We vote for (drum roll please) parum-pum . Bibi. Balancing on a 'cord' is beyond excellent.

Laura & Taffy

(We waited and waited, but no poll popped up.)

san said...

We vote for Bibi-Chan :)

sully86 said...

voting for guido katz tales

Geetalima said...

WOW!That was fantastic! We come nowhere near you guys!
APPLAUSE.....!!!
Wags, Ginger, Buddy n Shadow

freddiethek said...

I would like to vote for CathyKeisha as this is an impressive achievement.

freddiethek said...

I would like to vote for CathyKeisha. Very impressive.