It has been a rollercoaster with the first part of the semi-finals! As soon as I update everyone about who’s on top, another vote comes in to tie or knock someone down. I would not be surprised to see a tie at the end of this. Let’s see where everyone is…for the minute! Remember, voting continues till Monday!
Well, I said there could be a tie and now there is! It’s between Ginger Rogers
and Barbara Stanwyck, who both hold eight votes.
These two have been duking it out since the tournament started! Ginger has either tied or been on top since voting started this week. At one point, Audrey Hepburn was tied with Ginger, but Barbara’s been hot on her heels. It makes sense, considering I had underestimated both these ladies in their respective decades. If this power struggle continues we could see both ladies having to do a tie-breaker.
In second place, with five votes, is Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey was number one for a few minutes today (Wednesday), but that quickly changed in favor of the two ladies above. I’m not sure what Audrey’s doing wrong, maybe her fans just aren’t aware she’s losing? Either way, there’s a significant distance between first and second, but anything can happen in the remaining days.
And no one’s getting trounced worse than Natalie Wood, who only has one vote!
Wow, where’s all the Natalie love? She won by such a wide margin in the 1960s poll, but she’s getting flattened here. Here’s hoping she’ll rally into a decent final set of numbers.
Keep voting! We’ll announce the winner Monday!
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