04 October 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: The Elegant Eight Results!


The results are in from this week's tiara contests!



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Okay, everybody -- this was a wild ride. After two users attempted to stuff the ballot box (!) in this poll, I had to remove hundreds of fraudulent votes from the tally and change the security settings on the software we use to count the votes. (To reassure those who are convinced there's some sort of agenda here: I do not care which tiaras/jewels win these polls. I do this for your entertainment. I'm working for accuracy in tallying your votes here, not angling for some pre-determined outcome, okay???) Anyway! The Danish Ruby Parure Tiara pulled off a win in this round, bringing in 59.12% of the vote, while 40.88% of you selected the Danish Floral Aigrette.


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This was our only "upset" of the week! While Queen Josefina's Diamond Tiara brought in 43.62% of your votes, the Norwegian Emerald Parure Tiara was the victor in this contest, chosen by 56.38% of voters.


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This was a seriously close one! Though the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik was picked by 48.96% of you, the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure Tiara triumphed with 51.04% of the vote.


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Our final Wild Card round of the tournament was a runaway! The Khedive of Egypt Tiara dominated the competition, bringing in 74.52% of the vote, while Princess Benedikte's Floral Birthday Tiara was preferred by 25.48% of voters.


No break between rounds this week: the votes for our Final Four candidates will begin bright and early tomorrow!