Since it was brought up, I figured I'd put this to a vote (as I did with the ACOS/b-sides deal), so that the participants can have their say in this matter.
For anyone who has followed ANY of my previous survivors, you'll know that when there is a huge double-album with a fair amount of songs/tracks (usually 20+), I'll typically make it so that double the amount of songs get to move on into the Finals and Consolation, since it's typically double the length of the rest of their albums. Prior examples of this have been Snow for Spock's Beard, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway for Genesis, Testimony for Neal Morse, and (kind of, sort of) Happiness Is The Road for Marillion (though in the case of that one, since both halves of the album were released as individual parts, it made more sense to take the top 3 of each disc, even though both discs have been released as one album).
Now, with an album like The Astonishing, with over 30 tracks and running over 2 hours long, it made sense for me to continue that trend, but some folks would like to see only the Top 2 advance to the finals, and third place going on to the Consolation Rounds.
This poll will be up for FOUR days, right up to the end of the the album survivor, just so we know what the results of this poll will be once that album is done. Naturally, if the 2nd option is the majority vote, it will change how long the Consolation and Finals rounds will last!
Let's face it, though, now that that's been brought up, I honestly do not see ANY of the TA tracks making it past the Top 25 in the Finals, so having 4 at the start might just be a chore, since chances are, those four would be voted out in the first 5 or 6 rounds anyway, but I'll leave that up to you guys and your votes! Would four songs from TA benefit the Finals, or should only two make it?