CRM Idol 2012 has announced the seven finalists that will compete in this year's Americas and Europe/Asia/Australia CRM Idol competition.
After a processs involving serious reference checks, a demo/presentation in front of judges who were inclined to be tough but fair, and then a lengthy interview, a field of 60 candidates were winnowed down to the final seven.
These final seven (four from the Americas and three from Europe/Asia/Australia) are the elite handful who continue on in the contest. One each from the two regions will be chosen by a combination of popular vote and extended judges votes as the CRM Idol 2012 winners on December 5, 2012.
To get there, the finalists now have to produce a video of no more than five minutes in length about their company, not just their product. The videos will be posted to several sites worldwide and a chance to vote for a company of choice based on the video, and, especially for the extended judges, what the company has shown throughout the life of the contest, will be made available to everyone – judge or 'civilian' who wants to vote.
The primary judges are just part of the extended judges group for voting purposes from now on.
So, let the games (and the filming) begin! Without further ado, the finalists (in alphabetical order) for the Americas and Europe/Asia/Australia: