September 09, 2007 12:04 AM by Joe Blackmon
HGTV Design Star is down to the last two finalists — landscape
architect Todd Davis, 35, of San Francisco and hairstylist Kim Myles,
34, of New York City. Todd and Kim, who are competing to win their own
series on HGTV and a feature in In Style Home magazine, survived six
rigorous design challenges and bested nine other designers, architects,
decorators and artists during the grueling competition that began with
challenges in Las Vegas.
However, before America gets the chance to vote for its favorite designer, the two designers will compete in an "Island Dreams Makeover"- a final design showdown in Hawaii during the episode premiering on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The virtual polls to select the next HGTV Design Star will open on Sunday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET and will close at noon ET on Wednesday, September 12. Viewers and fans will have the opportunity to cast a vote online at HGTV.com/DesignStar or text message their choice via mobile phone to HGTV1 or 44881; they can text the letter A to vote for Kim or the letter B to vote for Todd. Voters can cast their ballot a total of six times per day–submitting up to five text messages and one online vote daily.
With the clock ticking and series host Clive Pearse on hand to provide moral support, Todd and Kim will sketch, shop, design, decorate and race to complete the final challenge. And while judges Martha McCully, executive editor of In Style and In Style Home magazines, as well as renowned designers Cynthia Rowley and Vern Yip will stop by to view the finalists’ progress and weigh-in with analyses of their designs and on-camera performances, ultimately, viewers will decide who will be the next HGTV Design Star. Once the votes are tallied, the winner will be announced during the season finale premiering on Sunday, September 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.