adonis 2011

Everyone always wants to know the vote totals (and a whole lot more) when Adonis wraps, so here's my yearly spill-it session.

  • What were the weekly voting results?

    SEMIFINALS
    ALL MY CHILDREN

    1. Jordi Vilasuso (24.6%)
    2. Cameron Mathison (12.9%)
    3. Ricky Paull Goldin (12.0%)
    4. Jacob Young (10.4%)
    5. Daniel Cosgrove (9.5%)
    6. Cornelius Smith, Jr. (7.3%)
    7. Trent Garrett (6.6%)
    8. Vincent Irizarry (6.3%)
    9. Walt Willey (4.7%)
    10. Michael E. Knight (3.0%)
    11. Eddie Matos (2.7%)

    BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

    1. Brandon Beemer (33.6%)
    2. Scott Clifton (14.9%)
    3. Don Diamont (9.6%)
    4. Adam Gregory (9.4%)
    5. Rick Hearst (9.3%)
    6. Patrick Duffy (6.2%)
    7. Texas Battle (5.3%)
    8. Jack Wagner (5.1%)
    9. Zack Conroy (4.6%)
    10. Winsor Harmon (1.1%)
    11. Ronn Moss (0.9%)

    DAYS OF OUR LIVES
    1. James Scott (45.9%)
    2. Eric Martsolf (11.2%)
    3. Galen Gering (10.4%)
    4. Shawn Christian (9.6%)
    5. Bren Foster(5.1%)
    6. Chandler Massey (4.9%)
    7. Francisco San Martin (4.0%)
    8. Wallace Kurth (3.6%)
    9. Peter Reckell (3.4%)
    10. Casey Deidrick (2.0%)

    GENERAL HOSPITAL
    1. Dominic Zamprogna (18.5%)
    2. Jason Cook (14.6%)
    3. Steve Burton (13.2%)
    4. Brandon Barash (11.2%)

    5. Scott Reeves (9.3%)
    6. Nathan Parsons (5.9%)
    7. Ingo Rademacher (5.7%)
    8. Maurice Benard (4.2%)
    9. Chad Duell (3.8%)
    10. Jason Thompson (3.6%)
    11. Bradford Anderson (3.4%)
    12. Jonathan Jackson (3.3%)
    13. John J. York (2.0%)
    14. Khary Payton (1.3%)

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE
    1. David A. Gregory (13.7%)
    2. Josh Kelly (11.3%)
    3. Michael Easton (10.8%)
    4. Mark Lawson (8.9%)
    5. David Fumero (8.4%)
    6. Austin Peck (8.3%)
    7. Ted King (6.8%)
    8. John-Paul Lavoisier (5.9%)
    9. Roger Howarth (5.7%)
    10. Trevor St. John (5.4%)
    11. Tom Degnan (4.0%)
    12. Nic Robuck (3.9%)
    13. Tuc Watkins (3.7%)
    14. Max Tapper (2.2%)
    15. Lenny Platt (1.0%)

    YOUNG & RESTLESS
    1. Daniel Goddard (16.0%)
    2. Joshua Morrow (12.1%)
    3. Billy Miller (11.4%)
    4. Stephen Nichols (10.8%)
    5. Michael Muhney (8.1%)
    6. Jeff Branson (7.7%)
    7. Sean Kanan (7.3%)
    8. John Driscoll (4.8%)
    9. Michael Graziadei (3.5%)
    10. Eric Braeden (2.6%)
    11. Kristoff St. John (2.4%)
    12. Peter Bergman (2.4%)
    13. Wilson Bethel (2.4%)
    14. Bryton McClure (1.8%)
    15. Christian LeBlanc (1.8%)
    16. Darius McCrary (1.5%)
    17. Doug Davidson (1.3%)
    18. Greg Rikaart (1.2%)
    19. Kevin Schmidt (1.0%)

    WILDCARD WEEK
    (Public wildcards had to be from different soaps)
    1. Eric Martsolf (22.5%) - PUBLIC
    2. Galen Gering (6.2%) - JUDGES

    3. Mark Lawson (4.8%) - PUBLIC
    4. Shawn Christian (4.7%)
    5. Scott Reeves (4.6%) - PUBLIC
    6. Josh Kelly (4.6%) - JUDGES
    7. Jason Cook (4.5%)
    8. Adam Gregory (4.5%) - JUDGES
    9. Billy Miller (4.4%)
    10. Cameron Mathison (4.1%)
    11. Steve Burton (4.1%)
    12. Joshua Morrow (4.0%)
    13. Brandon Barash (3.7%)
    14. Daniel Cosgrove (3.7%)

    15. Michael Muhney (3.7%)
    16. Jacob Young (3.6%)
    17. Scott Clifton (3.4%)
    18. Rick Hearst (3.3%)
    19. Stephen Nichols (3.3%)
    20. David Fumero (3.2%)
    21. Don Diamont (3.0%)
    22. Bren Foster (2.6%)
    23. Ricky Paull Goldin (2.6%)
    24. Michael Easton (2.1%)

    (FINALS PERCENTAGES ARE NET VOTES AFTER "VOTES AGAINST" INCLUDED)

    Week One - FINALS
    1. James Scott (35.2% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. Dominic Zamprogna (28.0%)
    3. Daniel Goddard (15.1%)
    4. Eric Martsolf (4.6%)
    5. David A. Gregory (4.0%)
    6. Galen Gering (2.5%)
    7. Mark Lawson (2.5%)
    8. Brandon Beemer (2.4%)
    10. Jordi Vilasuso (1.7%)
    10. Josh Kelly (1.5% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    11. Scott Reeves (1.4%)
    12. Adam Gregory (1.0%)


    Week Two - FINALS
    [IMMUNITY: Josh Kelly & Scott Reeves]

    1. James Scott (36.2% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. Dominic Zamprogna (24.3%)
    3. Daniel Goddard (16.7%)
    4. David A. Gregory (5.4% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    5. Galen Gering (4.6%)
    6. Eric Martsolf (4.1%)
    7. Mark Lawson (3.3%)
    8. Jordi Vilasuso (2.8%)
    9. Brandon Beemer (2.6%)


    Week Three - FINALS
    [IMMUNITY: Mark Lawson & Jordi Vilasuso]
    1. James Scott (34.0% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. Dominic Zamprogna (25.1%)
    3. Daniel Goddard (17.9%)
    4. David A. Gregory (8.8% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    5. Eric Martsolf (5.1%)
    6. Galen Gering (4.1%)
    7. Josh Kelly (2.7%)
    8. Scott Reeves (2.6%)

    Week Four - FINALS

    [IMMUNITY: Galen Gering & Josh Kelly]
    1. James Scott (30.5% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. Dominic Zamprogna (21.1%)
    3. Daniel Goddard (17.6%)
    4. Eric Martsolf (11.0%)
    5. David A. Gregory (8.3%)
    6. Jordi Vilasuso (4.0% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    7. Mark Lawson (2.6%)


    Week Five - FINALS
    [IMMUNITY: David A. Gregory & Jordi Vilasuso]

    1. James Scott (30.2% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. Dominic Zamprogna (27.8%)
    3. Daniel Goddard (20.6%)
    4. Eric Martsolf (8.9% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    5. Galen Gering (8.4%)
    6. Josh Kelly (4.1%)


    Week Six - FINALS
    [IMMUNITY: Eric Martsolf & Galen Gering]
    1. James Scott (31.8% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. Daniel Goddard (24.6%)
    3. Dominic Zamprogna (24.5%)
    4. David A. Gregory (14.8% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    5. Jordi Vilasuso (4.3%)


    Week Seven - FINALS
    [IMMUNITY: Dominic Zamprogna & David A. Gregory]
    1. James Scott (42.5%)
    2. Daniel Goddard (28.2% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    3. Eric Martsolf (15.4%)
    4. Galen Gering (13.5% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)


    Week Eight - FINALS
    [IMMUNITY: Daniel Goddard & Eric Martsolf]
    1. James Scott (38.5% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. David A. Gregory (37.8% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    3. Dominic Zamprogna (23.7%)


    Week Nine - FINALS
    1. James Scott (38.7% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)
    2. David A. Gregory (26.6% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    3. Daniel Goddard (20.8%)
    4. Eric Martsolf (13.9%)


    Week Ten - FINALS
    1. James Scott (40.1%)
    2. David A. Gregory (36.9% & FEWEST VOTES AGAINST)
    3. Daniel Goddard (23.0% & MOST VOTES AGAINST)

    Championship Week - FINALS
    1. David A. Gregory (51.4%)

    2. James Scott (48.6%)
     
  • What does the winner get?
    Nothing. I spent the trophy budget on cheap booze!

  • Why was the immunity feature added this year?
    One of my pet peeves about past years of the contest was that the bottom three each week was often so predictable, if you paid attention to the previous week. I just made the survivors of the bottom three group have immunity the following week to keep the contest a little more unpredictable in the earlier weeks. It was not implemented to help or hurt any specific finalist, and I don't think it really affected the final results all that much.

  • Why were the "votes against" introduced this year? That's just mean!
    It was really just a way to try and drive up interest in the contest, which some had complained was getting somewhat stale. This particular feature came from suggestions from site visitors, who were looking for a way to compete with the finalists who had large, vocal fanbases. However, contrary to what I read on a lot of message boards, the "vote against" feature had precious little effect on the weekly outcomes, since a "vote for" counted five times the weight of a "vote against." In fact, there was only one week--Week Seven--where the person who was eliminated wouldn't have gone home anyway if it weren't for the votes against. And besides, it was optional anyway--you didn't have to use it if you had moral problems with it. But I will admit that I wish I hadn't done it--it just encouraged people to get a little bit too nasty, which was not my intent.
     
  • Why wasn't my favorite soap hunk, (fill-in-the-blank), included?
    All current actors on the daytime soaps were eligible in the semifinals. The public voted in six finalists (one per soap) and three wildcards, and the editors of soaphunks.net hand-selected the remaining three finalists from that group--and even those judges' picks were based on strong polling with the public.
     
  • How did David A. Gregory beat James Scott, when James has won four years in a row?
    With a little help...if it was just Gregory's fanbase vs. Scott's fanbase, Scott would have won a fifth title. But Gregory picked up support from other fanbases (especially Daniel Goddard's and Dominic Zamprogna's) who I guess wanted someone else to beat Scott even if it wasn't their own guy. I had a lot of ballots signifying such sentiments. I will say this to the James Scott fanbase, though--as far as I know, James Scott never goes online and never promotes the contest himself, meaning it was all fans doing the heavy lifting. Other top finishers like Gregory and Goddard linked to the ballot from Twitter and Facebook, which of course helped their causes plenty (and is totally okay/within the rules/etc.). But the "Ejamis," as they are known, are a powerfully organized and devoted group, and I commend them on their dedication. (Heck, he's won four times--they are good.)
     
  • Who did you expect to win?
    I had no idea. I didn't know going in how much the immunity and votes against would figure in. Turns out, not all that much.
     
  • Who did you want to win?
    Don Diamont, but you guys didn't even let him into the finals!
     
  • What did you notice the most in this year's contest?
    How much James Scott's and Galen Gering's fanbases can't stand each other. Some of the comments each side said about the other were just over-the-top. People on both sides of this war accused me of rigging the entire contest for the other side to win. Can't we all just get along?

  • Tell me something funny.
    I always get some funny feedback during Adonis, but this year, I had one that trumped them all. One voter accused me not only of rigging the contest for James Scott to win, but the ENTIRE WEB SITE was just a ruse for James Scott promotion. That one had me on the floor laughing, as apparently I started soaphunks.net in 1998, but took my own sweet time getting James his first Adonis title NINE YEARS LATER! lol
     
  • Could I cast all six of my ballots on the same day?
    No. This had been the case in the past, but the ballot was crystal clear on this point this year--ONE BALLOT PER DAY. That is exactly what the acknowledgement statement at the bottom of the ballot was certifying. The reason for this was that I didn't have a good way of alerting all fanbases of alternative methods like this, so I just made everyone play by the one-vote-per-day rule, period.

  • Why was the security feature/math problem added to the ballot in the contest's last few weeks?
    It was just an easy way for me to catch "bot" voters and make sure those people casting ballots were living, breathing humans. Bot voting was not an overwhelming problem and never has been, but this proved a very easy way to catch what little bot voting there was.
     
  • Will there be an Adonis 2012?
    Kinda doubtful. I am running out of soaps from which to populate the contest, plus it's all becoming too much of a fanbase war for my tastes. I won't say absolutely not, though, so we'll see.
     
  • What's next?
    Nominations for the 13th Annual Soaphunks.net Awards will be announced in mid-to-late November, with voting beginning on Dec. 1. Until then, check out the history of the previous 12 years of voting here.