The webmaster of this web site, yours truly,  has not been able to make the site to appeal to mobile users who are currently unable to access the main menu of this web site. The webmaster has had to use a table for the navigation menu because the appearance was not how the webmaster wanted the navigation menu to look.

However,  If you are accessing the site on your mobile device, you will not be able to do so for the time being. The Desktop versions of this web site is not affected. 

We are working to get this issue resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

This web site is going through a change that began on the evening of Monday, August 1, 2016. If you’re viewing the site on Monday, August 22, 2016, you may see some parts of the site in transition until the change is complete. Unfortunately, with the navigation menu only working on the desktop version, mobile users will have to deal with the inconvenience until the change is 100 percent complete.

The site is currently being upgraded and we hope you’ll find it easier to use. All of the content still appear there. We’re also trying out a new format to make it easier to scroll through previous items from the web site archives. We will look into rolling that format out  soon.

15Aug/16
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Ava Zinn: Why I’m expanding the Weather section…

Since launching AvaZinn.com on November 1,1999, AvaZinn.com was just the official website of yours truly and the flagship site that I am the webmaster of.

Two more sites–INNewsCenter and Vote for the Girls, were respectively launched on November 1, 1999 and April 28, 2010. Webmastering the three sites took a lot of hard work and planning over the years.

When I ran and operated the original INNewsCenter from 1999 to 2011, a feature called The Indiana Weather Wall provided the look and feel of that particular site. I remember posting the very first clip on INNewsCenter. What soon developed was the very first internet television station that evolved to nothing more than a news-intensive general entertainment independent station called INNCD 47 that was spun off from INNewsCenter in 2008.

In 2011, I closed INNewsCenter not realising the damage that visitors of that site suffered after the site closed on June 30, 2011. The weather wall, posts on INNewsCenter were gone never to be seen again.

In 2014, I revived the INNewsCenter site with a bare minimum archive post and currently a section of this website you are viewing right now — AvaZinn.com. I mentioned that the 2014 revival is unlike the original INNewsCenter. The Weather Wall moved from INNewsCenter to AvaZinn.com and has found a place ever since.

This year, I decided that after announcing AvaZinn.com was unveiling a new look, I also wanted to expand the weather section of this web site. There will be a weather section for ALL 92 counties of Indiana, a feature I considered when I launched INNewsCenter in 1999.

This expansion of the weather section will be the biggest expansion in site history. It will be a lot of hard work and take a number of hours.

Meanwhile, at Vote for the Girls (I’m talking about the whole franchise, not just the American version), there has been a massive expansion. There are now nearly 40 moderators and villains. I have only been working on the appearance of the American Vote for the Girls and just started to use new graphics style that I designed for NoSirGifts Fantasy Television Stations that began to roll out just last year.

I’m hopeful you will see the improvements made to AvaZinn.com once the renovations to this site are completed. Again thank you for visiting AvaZinn.com over the past 17 years.

Sincerest,

Ava's Signature

 

03Aug/16
Fox59.com screenshot on iPad

A new look for AvaZinn.com coming soon

I have listened to feedback since AvaZinn.com launched in November 1999. A lot of you have complained that the site looks like in what one person says is a worst excuse for a web site. The feed back just doesn’t apply to just AvaZinn.com alone, but on other sites I run such as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter.

Top is Fox59 screenshot (what I want voteforthegirls.us to look) Bottom: current voteforthegirls.us screenshot (a complete mess)
Top is Fox59 screenshot (what I want voteforthegirls.us to look)
Bottom: current voteforthegirls.us screenshot (a complete mess)

After going through web sites and several WordPress themes, I figured the time is right to redesign AvaZinn.com as well as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter.

CBS 4 Screenshot from iPad

I got to work on the VotefortheGirls.us redesign by adding the Co-Authors Plus plugin and I’ve managed to get it to work properly yet found a lot of bugs such as errors and just not working properly as well as not mobile friendly just because of one WordPress plugin.

Now I am at the drawing board and realized that I simply have to create a WordPress theme from scratch but with very little success since I mostly know HTML and very little PHP. That theme will be a premium and I will let you know when that theme becomes available. The design is based from other themes used on the websites of Tribune Media-owned stations.

Current screenshot of AvaZinn.com

06Apr/16

Ava’s American Idol Memories, Vote for the Girls beginnings

As American Idol airs its series finale tonight, I will admit that being the winning moderator is the most amazing experience. I must say that that six years ago this month, I launched the “Vote for the Girls” franchise two years after I began watching Idol (if memory serves me right) at the start of season 7.

Back in 2008, after Syesha Merado finished third and remembering a then-pet peeve at the time (a year after this, when I uploaded the April 3, 2009 montage of Fox 59 in Indianapolis on my INNewsCenter site’s YouTube channel as an April Fools’ Day prank and realizing after watching a South Bend newscast of two anchorwomen), never knew female contestants had a lot of potential. After watching the American Idol special last night, little did I know then and watching “American Idol Rewind” a few years back, I will say my only regret was creating the format of  “Vote for the Girls” sooner. I remember being in my office at NoSirGifts and talking to my assistant Lynsey Everman at that time and making phone calls pitching the Vote for the Girls format as well as remembering watching old “Star Search” clips in most of the 2000’s and early part of 2010.

During the seventh season of American Idol, I knew at that point after watching the packaging of the outrageous Idol contestants only ramped up as that particular season went forward, without realizing that without Vote for the Worst banded together to push forward the worst or funniest options during the national voting rounds there would be no Vote for the Girls.

During most of 2008, I started pitching what eventually became the Vote for the Girls (the project was initially called Vote Only Females) first to Patrice Rafferty and to other individuals. Then a fateful cable television dispute changed everything and bureaucratic red tape leading to relapsing after I had at the time stopped smoking. The title of the project was changed to the current “Vote for the Girls” after Patrice said ‘Vote Only Females’ was a title too similar to her philosophy at ATE Media. She rejected the concept and went back to work tweaking the project and changing the name to Vote for the Girls. After I pitched the format to Archibald Coolranch, Jack Steele, and Lynsey, NoSirGifts gave me the green light and started searching for a panelists of judges (which would eventually become the Vote for the Girls moderator panel).

By having the green light to Vote for the Girls, I had wanted my good friends Kayla Battishill and Justin Planck on the moderator panel (at the time, they had no idea that I had began a gender transition). Archibald and I were the only individuals confirmed on the moderator panel. One day, a woman from Denver, Colorado named Kym Christain (now my current girlfriend, Kymberly Alvaraz) had been interested to be a moderator. Then I went to my closest friends at the time, Robyn Hurd and Holly Everman. They agreed to join the moderator panel.

From the day Siobhan Magnus was voted off and asked everone on this web site to Vote for Crystal Bowersox, I relazied how extraordinary of a journey it has been for me. I remember the drama when Pia Toscano went home so early on April 7, 2011. Or, in the following season, when I realized that I made a huge mistake in the first week of American Idol 11 Top 7, and remembering a making a friendly wager to someone that if Pia didn’t win and/or two females did not make the American Idol 10 finale, I would audition for the following season of Idol going undercover as a journalist and a freelance musician . It’s crazy to think that after watching the show and auditioning for season 11, this ride is finally ending on a high note since Kymberly and I will be the winning moderator of the final season of American Idol.If La’Porsha makes the Top 2 everyone please vote for La’Porsha to win it all.

Final thought: As I look back, I will say that I am going to reveal the my Top 10 American Idol Vote for the Girls picks.

  1. Angie Miler. Angie is definitely my all-time Vote for the Girls pick.
  2. Pia Toscano.
  3. Jessica Sanchez
  4. Crystal Bowersox.
  5. Lauren Alaina
  6. Elise Testone
  7. Jena Irene (Asciutto)
  8. Hollie Cavanagh
  9. Haley Reinhart
  10. Skylar Laine

My least favorite American Idol Vote for the Girls pick is Erika Van Pelt because she auditioned at the same Pittsburgh audition venues when I auditioned.

From the ninth to final season of American Idol, we have voted for 75 contestants (62 women and 13 men, known as flex picks.

 

22Mar/16

Ava Zinn to launch “Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition”

Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition

MARION, IN – Ava Zinn announced today that she is launching a children’s version of the popular web site Vote for the Girls called Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition.

Based on the successful web franchise  Vote for the Girls, Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition will give encouragement for America’s youngsters encourage for fans to vote for supported female contestants and male contestants known as “flex picks” on “The Voice Kids” and “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” of which supported contestants will be aged between nine and 14 years old.

The franchise is made by Aeverine Zinn Holdings and is executive produced by Ava Zinn. .

The series will be broadcast in Summer 2016.

Notes to Editors

 

Vote for the Girls, the popular web site, is created by Ava ZInn and has been produced by Aeverine ZInn Holdings since 2010 and distributed by NoSirGifts Fantasy Television since 2015. Vote for the Girls is hosted by Ava Zinn and Holly Everman and a moderator panel of four divisions (pink and purple for the women and blue and red for the men)  in two conferences based on the moderator panelists’ sexual orientation and/or gender identity Zinn, Kymberly Alvaraz, Kendra Ray, Julia Passalt, Lanise White, Danni McClannahan, Kathi Jameson, and Karly Jameson are on the purple team,  Everman, Perri Johnson, Kellie Rock, Thia Tola, Kathy Roberts, Tracia Ward, and Hillary Matthewson are on the pink team; Archibald Coolranch and Glenn Swaringen are the VFTG villains on the blue team while Luka Runecraft and Clark Jones make up the villains on the red team.

Vote for the Girls is currently in its seventh season on AvaZinn.com and on VoteForTheGirls.us.

17Nov/15

Vote for the Girls Australia gets a perfect season and ending well

PERFECT SEASON

MARION, Indiana and SYDNEY, Australia (AVA ZINN) – Ava Zinn announced Tuesday that the Vote for the Girls franchise in Australia has achieved a perfect season.

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The franchise got its first victory on the fourth season of “The Voice Australia” when Ellie Drennan, a VFTG AU pick supported by Ava Zinn, was announced the winner. Five more victories followed after Emma Freedman was declared the winner of the fifteenth season of the Australian version of “Dancing with the Stars” and in the process became the first female celebrity to win that show since Birdie Carter won in 2007 with Kathi and Karly Jameson as the winning moderator (the second duo moderator since Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz in the American version upon Nick Fradiani’s victory on the fourteenth season of “American Idol”).

On The X Factor Australia Tuesday, it was announced the seventh season final consisted of pop duo Jess & Matt, female soloists Louise Adams, male soloist (aka VFTG AU Flex pick) Cyrus Villanueva, all chosen by Ava Zinn, who also hosts the Australian version of VFTG, in addition to the US and the UK adaptations. Jess & Matt, Louise, and Cyrus will be in the Vote for the Girls Hall of Fame, of which will be exported to the American version of Vote for the Girls, of which the United States is the flagship country of the Vote for the Girls franchise.

Also, it was announced Monday on the twenty-first season of the American version of “Dancing with the Stars” upon the unexpected withdrawl of Tamar Braxton, chosen by Julia Passalt, resulting in the disqualification of Ms. Passalt and fellow purple team moderator Lanise White after Kim Zoliac withdrew from the competition. This left Ava and Kymberly as the winning moderator of Dancing with the Stars USA 21 by default, and hence securing Irwin a spot in the Vote for the Girls Hall of Fame in both Australia and the United States.

Vote for the Girls Australia becomes only the third franchise to never had a VFTG Loss–the others are Vota Feminili (Vote for the Girls Italy) and Rosta for Flikorna (Vote for the Girls Sweden).

ABOUT VOTE FOR THE GIRLS USA and VOTE FOR THE GIRLS AUSTRALIA
Vote for the Girls USA was started in May 2010 as a campaign by Aeverine “Ava” Zinn to support voting for Crystal Bowersox following the elimination of Siobhan Magnus. Vote for the Girls is dedicated to supporting all of the female contestants who the producers would love to see win on American Idol, The Voice, Rising Star, and The X Factor. Fans vote en masse for the female contestant(s) that the moderators feel provides the most entertaining performances that go in favor (or on occasion against) what the producers want in a winner and that annoy the voting public. The Australian version started on July 1, 2015 and ended on November 24, 2015.

ABOUT DANCING WITH THE STARS (UNITED STATES)
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews (sports host & Dancing with the Stars Season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is the hit multi-award-winning series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy®- Nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.

ABOUT AVA ZINN

Chicagoan by birth (as a boy), Ava Zinn was brought up in Van Buren, Indiana. With an psychological/mental injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in special education, she went back to business to complete a course in housing and media production management. Her dedication and natural talent led her to train with some of the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne’s leading personalities, such as Bob Imperial and Marshall Davidson in Fort Wayne, and Patrice Rafferty in Indianapolis.

Ava has also become a star of the internet both in the Hoosier state and in the U.S., as well as in the UK, with Indiana web series such as SANTA AVA, as well as the top-rated YouTube channels: the American and British versions of VOTE FOR THE GIRLS  and AvaZinn.com. .

07Oct/15

Ava Zinn to take part in Risperdal settlement

Risperdal

In August 2002, just days after my brother Albert took his own life (despite the Adams County Corner ruling my brother’s death an accident), I was prescribed by Dr. Jerry Co a drug called Risperdal after I said, “I’m OK, but not OK.”

I took that particular medication for as much as as six months and realised that my fate (as a biological male) was sealed the second the pill traveled through my liver.

Today, after reading through my Facebook feed, about Risperdal and male breaths growth, I had an obligation to make my story heard.

I will update this story.

28Sep/15

Vote for the Girls: United Kingdom and Australian adaptations to end…

Vote for the Girls Australia will end on November 25, 2015 following the seventh season Grand Final of “The X Factor Australia”

As any good steward of business will tell you that elimination and elevation are important factors in today’s market. As a quote said, “That means ending something and taking something you are currently doing and making it better.” After studying the habits of the Twitter and Facebook followers and looking at the YouTube episodes ratings, the decision has been made to complete the run of the Australian and Britain versions of Vote for the Girls. This is not due to financial problems, my ongoing gender transition, or poor ratings in case anyone is wondering. I will say too many restrictions and limits lead to that decision of which the pre-existing restrictions and limits were what caused yours truly go downhill after 2013.

The first Australian season of my popular Vote for the Girls web site began on July 1, 2015 with The Voice Australia’s fourth season. Only two episodes were posted on the Vote for the Girls Australia YouTube channel. According to my resources, the pilot was hardly impressed due to a lack of live feeds from the Australian broadcast networks, unlike the American and British versions. Therefore, the Australian version of Vote for the Girls is on a one week tape-delay and airs at 5:00 AM Eastern (10:00 AM in London and 7:00 PM in Sydney). That was just one reason why I believe Vote for the Girls Australia wasn’t performing good. I can think of four other reasons why VFTG AU became my biggest flop in 14 years.

If the Aussie site was performing better, then the site would have returned for a second season that  would likely want to replace yours truly as webmaster and keep the site going. Based on the ratings and despite what will be a perfect season (as my pick of Ellie Drennan was declared the winner of The Voice Australia season 4, fellow transwoman Kathi Jameson’s pick of Emma Freedman broke an eight year curse on Dancing with the Stars Australia after it was announced that Freedman won over my final pick Matthew Mitcham and a good shot of becoming the winning moderator in the event should my picks of either Natalie Conway, Louise Adams, Michaela Baranov, Jess & Matt, In Stereo, or Cyrus Villanveva–the latter two are flex picks–win the seventh season of The X Factor Australia), it’s far more likely that I had predicted big things for the Australian and British equivalents of Vote for the Girls, very little subscribers on YouTube and followers on the Facebook and Twitter viewers are reported to have tuned in to the most recent updates. The British (or United Kingdom Version) is currently in its third series.

Vote for the Girls UK will end in 2017 (pending renewal of The Voice UK).

And I will confirm speculation is rife that Vote for the Girls Australia will not return for a second season, but I will confirm that Vote for the Girls UK will return for a fourth and final season pending on what happens with “The Voice UK” after that show’s fifth series.

Meanwhile, on the American version of Vote for the Girls, by stark contrast has pulled in better ratings and viewership than the United Kingdom and Australian equivalent of my popular web site devoted to get votes for the female contestants and supporters of that particular web site is popular in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Denver, Tampa, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee due to the addition of “Dancing with the Stars” on the American version. I’m pleased to announce that Vote for the Girls (USA) will be back for an eighth season and renewed through the 2018-19 season (VFTG’s tenth season, pending what happens with “The Voice USA,” DWTS, SYTYCD, and other competition shows that may be added)

Vote for the Girls USA moderator Lanise White said to yours truly, “Ava, girl, you need to worry about those ratings in Australia and Great Britain! The American version is way better than the UK and Australia combined.” – telling this mogul that she needs to focus more on this transwoman’s efforts across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
But let’s face it, long ago, even before I launched “Vote for the Girls UK” in June 2013, there were signs that the British and Australian versions were headed in, shall I say, one direction: downward. What did I do wrong in Australia and the United Kingdom? I can think of several reasons where I think I went wrong.

  1. Hiring Karly Ryder, Jr.: Trash Tube fans rejoiced when they learned that the Purple vs. Pink rivalry of yours truly and Karly would appear on the Australian and British adaptations of VFTG. But somehow, that chemistry wasn’t there. To make matters worse, Australians confused Karly’s name with an “Australian Idol” alum by the same name of Karly Ryder. And when Karly’s last pick of Naomi Price did not make the The Voice Australia Grand Final, it was clear that her involvement just wasn’t going to work out, at least on the American and Australian versions.
  2. Deaths of Ariel Swaringen, Michelle Steele, Khayla Chow, Rhonda Rhodes and Nermal Everman: Ariel, Michelle, Khayla, Rhonda and Nermal were just as night and day with Nermal already a treasure in Muncie, Indiana, due to being the niece of Vote for the Girls USA moderator and my long-time closest friend Holly Everman while on the other hand, Khayla was just as passionate who was ready for a fight. But after Holly’s infamous “Bi-Black-Bimbo” remark on the American Version and the deaths of Ariel and Michelle in March 2014 in addition to what has since been reported to be a rumored lack of camaraderie with Tracia Ward, Nermal, Rhonda, myself, and Kendra Ray. Just a few weeks into the UK web site’s second series, Khayla was let go from both the American and British versions after I found out from a trusted source (which turned out to be Lanise White) that Khayla actually called The Voice UK 3 contestant Lee Glasson a “f**king d**k-head” upon the elimination of Rachael O’Connor and profiled The X Factor UK 11 contestant Kaleigh Manners as a transman. Khayla did not take the news well and attempted to gain access to the VFTG set by kicking into the door (that startled Tracia) and VFTG USA moderator Kymberly Alvaraz fatally shot Khayla on October 21, 2014 and was eventually found not liable. Whatever the reason, those deaths indicated that even early on, there was chaos behind the scenes of the American, British, and Australian adaptations of Vote for the Girls.
  3. Too Many Schedule Conflicts: It was never a good idea to try to schedule the debuts of both the Australian and British versions of Vote for the Girls around baseball season nor Back to School season in America. One night before the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing live shows began on the British version, a black woman (identified as Whitney) interrupted taping of the British adaptation of VFTG that was eventually shown in its entirety and I would eventually get four moderator victories as my Strictly Come Dancing pick of Caroline Flack won with fellow Strictly Come Dancing pick Frankie Bridge being runner-up as well as the Moderators’ Saves of respective X Factor UK 11 and The Voice UK 4 picks of Fleur East and Lucy O’Byrne. Whitney was later sanctioned, confronted and eventually let go at the end of 2014 for that reason and eventually gave the 3:00 PM Eastern slot back to the Zinn family.
  4. Ava Zinn Had Too Many Restrictions and Too Many Limits: The British and Australian versions of Vote for the Girls differed from the American version since London (England) and Sydney (Australia) are respectively five and fourteen hours ahead of Indianapolis. That would create a problem for the Australian version and not for the British version (unless you are willing to give up NFL football). It was never a good idea to even try to produce the Australian and British versions of Vote for the Girls in the same location in America.
    However, yours truly realized a major weakness with the Australian version from its debut, and I had Twitter for live updates and had to wait at least 24 to 48 hours for external feeds and coverage. During The Voice Australia’s fourth season on the Australian version of Vote for the Girls, only the battle and super battles results were shown on the VFTG AU YouTube channel on a one week delay, then suddenly interrupted, and then totally preempted, one the most important competitions: Dancing with the Stars Australia 15. Midway through the competition came the announcement that the rest of the season’s episodes would instead air at a later date.  But, unlike the American and British versions that had live coverage (via Internet live stream), Vote for the Girls Australia could offer only limited recap coverage of the events, making spoilers impossible to avoid. The Aussie version has never really got off the ground.
  5. Too Many Obligations and Commitments… Too Many Problems without Solutions: Several problems on the American  was never a good idea
  6. What Happens in America Does Not Always Happen in other countries: The American version of Vote for the Girls is definitely a successful franchise than  than other countries. On the Swedish and Italian versions of Vote for the Girls, respectively known locally as “Rösta för Flickorna” (Vote for the Girls Sweden) and “Vota Feminilli” (Vote for the Girls Italy), those franchises are currently have yet to see a Vote for the Girls loss; hence, a perfect season (both have used the Moderators’ Save with the Swedish version the first to implement it)–and pretty much add Australia to Sweden and Italy as the only VFTG franchises to have never had a VFTG Loss. Thailand has not been successful though due to the Thai version (known as Vote for the Girls THAILAND) has only seen one victory with Maneepat Molloy, but the Thai adaptation was still totally out of its depth trying to get support for the female contestants on “The Star.” Apparently both the Australian and British adaptations of Vote for the Girls’ first competitions were “The Voice” with Ellie Drennan and Andrea Begley respectively won the fourth season of The Voice Australia and the second series of The Voice UK while the American version’s first competition was “American Idol” season 9 with Crystal Bowersox coming in second place but finally got its first victory with Melanie Amaro on the first season of “The X Factor USA.” Apparently beginner’s luck in Australia and Great Britain in no way prepared yours truly for a bad curse in the months that followed.
  7. The fact VotefortheWorst.com only competed against Vote for the Girls in the United States: Ava Zinn (yours truly) became a YouTube name thanks to THIS WEB SITE, so when the first Vote for the Girls UK YouTube episode debuted, in July 2013 and it was basically “too Americanized”, that seemed rather odd. And the fact that YOURS TRULY–AVA ZINN, the same transwoman who created the Vote for the Girls franchise and is currently selling the franchise worldwide as well as hosting (and also have a moderatror’s victory)  the American. British, and Australian versions, would allow such a web series to run and compete against an anti-fan site just seemed good.
  8. People over Profits (Kymberly Alvaraz buying my virginity): Following my decision to auction off my virginity to eventual partner Kymberly at the end of the British version’s second series, I’d say I laughed all the way to bank and for love, but that would be an inappropriate turn of phrase, considering how completely un-emotive the British and Australian versions were compared to the American version, and occasionally filled in for me on the UK and Australian adaptations when I was unable to do so. All Kymberly brought to the the moderator panel on the Australian and British versions of Vote for the Girls was her name and her fame (as a former news presenter in Denver, Colorado). The now 48 year old’s  glassy-eyed demeanor, and even greater lack of interest in my own Vote for the Girls picks undoubtedly contributed to the slump.

All is not lost for the “Vote for the Girls UK” and “Vote for the Girls Australia” franchise, however. My Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars UK) 12 pick of Caroline Flack is currently hosting The X Factor UK and my X Factor UK 10 pick of Samantha “Sam” Bailey is doing well. And of course, there’s always “Vote for the Girls USA,” where I may find the next Valerie Rockey, Cassadee Pope, or “flex pick” Nick Fradiani because IT IS MY SITE–Vote for the Girls–after all.

But when 2017 comes around, there will sadly be no “Vote for the Girls Australia” nor “Vote for the Girls UK” for female vocalists fanatics in Australia and United Kingdom. So there will be speculation that they could watch yours truly swear and blow cigarette smoke when the uncensored American version is posted instead.

Vote for the Girls USA has been renewed for an eighth season.

11Sep/15

Vote for the Girls Australia ending after one season…

VFTG AU logo

The Australian version of the popular web site based on the American version, which has produced the victories of Emma Freedman and Ellie Drennan, will be first and last due to declining ratings and inconsistent viewership on the YouTube channel.

The final episode will be the Grand Final of The X Factor Australia (which began its seventh season last night) pending the number of female contestants remaining, Aeverine Zinn Holdings and NoSirGifts Syndication announced Friday.

The Australian version of VFTG will join the Thailand version as the only Vote for the Girls franchises that have been canceled or not renewed. In Thailand, the site has three consecutive losses that lead to Thia Tola relocating from Thailand to the United States after failure produce a female winner of “The Star.” In Australia, the site’s YouTube episodes faltered in the ratings and it is one of the factors that lead to the web site’s cancellation. While the Australian version was one of the most anticipated of 2015, it has failed to deliver on the viewership and continues to see massive drops in the viewers week-to-week, despite the recent Vote for the Girls victory of Emma Freedman on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars breaking an eight-year curse.

Vote for the Girls creator Ava Zinn said, ” I invested so much time and money into this project and with disputes in the United States, everyone is just kind of baffled at how poorly the site doing.”

A replacement for the web site will most likely be an uncensored from the American version.

 

 

21May/15

Three VFTG Victories for Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz, Makeup Competitions not wasted

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What’s better than a Vote for the Girls victory in America? Two victories: one male and one female on Vote for the Girls.

On American Idol XIV, Team Ava & Kymberly became the winning moderator as their pick of Nick Fradiani defeated Clark Beckham and Jax Cole even though it was, unfortunately an all-male final as Jax finished in third place and since the Moderator Panel of Zinn, Alvaraz, Holly Everman, Kellie Rock, Julia Passalt, Kendra Ray, Thia Tola, Tracia Ward and Lanise White all voted to pick Jax, the Moderators’ Save was used on Jax to decline the loss and effectively allowed Tracia Ward the dual winning moderator with Zinn & Alvaraz. This gave Zinn her 11th moderator victory and the first for both Alvaraz and Ward.

 

Then on The Voice 8 Final, as Koryn Hawthorne finished fourth and Joshua Davis finished third, that left Meghan Linsey and Sawyer Fredericks as the Top 2 and securing the DOUBLE VFTG Victory (instead of what would have been a Vote for the Girls loss had Fredericks not been a Vote for the Girls pick). However, since the web site decided to allow Sawyer Fredericks as a Vote for the Girls pick as well as Meghan Linsey, this necessitated the male and female victories….Sawyer’s win gave Thia Tola her first American VFTG Victory and her second overall after Maneepat Molloy won the first season of Thailand’s Got Talent (of which got imported onto the American version of Vote for the Girls following the cancellation of the Thai version of Vote for the Girls) and Linsey’s victory (as the female winner) also gave both Zinn and Alvaraz their respective 12th and second moderator victories.

And on the Dancing with the Stars 20 final, as Noah Galloway finished third, another Double VFTG victory occurred as Rumer Willis defeated Colorado-born Riker Lynch and giving Kendra Ray her very first Vote for the Girls victory in the United States and Lynch’s runner-up finish also gave the male VFTG Victory, securing the 13th and third moderator victories for Zinn and Alvaraz, respectively.

It may not make sense, but after research of the voting habits, the time finally came after we became successful with Nick Fradiani and Jax Cole on American Idol, the web site announced some very big changes for the web site’s seventh season in which a male soloist (known as a FLEX pick) can be allowed as a VFTG pick in addition to the existing VFTG picks (male-female duos, predominately girl groups, and of course, female soloists).

As for any make-up competitions, Ava has decided to give the entire moderator panel the summer off and as a result of the male and female victories on American Idol 14, The Voice 8, and Dancing with the Stars 20 as well as the victory on Dancing with the Stars 19, none of the moderators face any punishment for failure (such as the Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November) nor participate in the America’s Got Talent 10 nor So You Think You Can Dance 12 competitions.

Just because the main moderator panel on VFTG were given the makeup competitions off, she’s not letting it go to waste as the participants of Santa Ava 23 will take turns as the main Vote for the Girls moderator panel. But not to worry, the main moderator panel’s positions are safe.