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Warning! The following contains spoilers from the Big Brother All-Stars Live Feed. Read at your own risk!
Big Brother All-Stars is heading straight for its first elimination of the season, and there isn't much time left for the two nominees to campaign before the live eviction. Will Kevin Campbell be the first houseguest sent packing, or will it be Keesha Smith leaving the house?
Right now, in what some called the most boring (and potentially rigged) week in Big Brother memory, it seems the house has more or less decided who is going home. In fact, it seems like the person leaving will more or less be resigned to it. That is, unless Keesha Smith truly thinks she has the house behind her ahead of the vote. Let's discuss.
Keesha's Poor Campaigning
The minute Kevin Campbell was put on the block, he was working on Cody Calafiore and trying to ensure his safety. Keesha Smith decided to play it low-key and took a much slower start to campaigning to the rest of the house. So far, the more aggressive strategy has benefitted Kevin Campbell greatly and won him favor with Cody and the majority of the house.
Keesha Smith's strategy hasn't merely been less effective, but it has been downright baffling to viewers and some houseguests. Keesha has it in her head that she can campaign without making major promises, even going so far as to not guarantee that she'd vote alongside Cody Calafiore going forward. In a week where no one is looking to make waves, it's a little crazy that Keesha isn't doing everything she can to stay in the good graces of the Head of Household.
Is There Any Hope For Keesha Over Kevin?
Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha have been lightly floating the idea of saving Keesha Smith over Kevin Campbell, and have gotten some others to convert over to that way of thinking. With that said, their conversations with players like Nicole Anthony and David Alexander don’t seem so rock solid, as both have mentioned to Cody Calafiore they’d inevitably vote with him.
Big Brother All-Stars is a game where everyone tries to play their cards close to the chest, but the general vibe based on multiple live-feed conversations I’ve heard is that no one is looking to cause a stir and put a target on their back. Everyone wants to do what Cody wants, and right now, Cody is bigger on saving Kevin Campbell over Keesha at the moment.
To be quite honest, saving Keesha is a move that really only benefits Janelle and Kaysar. They were Cody’s original picks for nomination, but earned immunity via the Safety Suite. Pulling Keesha off the block would provide another ally to pull into their fold, but also would create another enemy for the house to target. With no guarantee that they’ll capture the HOH in the coming week, anything to stir the pot and keep the heat off their power alliance is ideal.
What’s Next After Eviction?
Cody Calafiore will be ineligible for the next Head of Household, and his hope seems to be that either Tyler Crispen, Nicole Franzel, or Enzo Palumbo secures another week of safety for their alliance. Meanwhile, Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha appear as though they also want to make a big play for the house considering they still are big targets.
It’s a little grayer what will happen if anyone else gets the HoH, though I would expect the house will have a much more clear divide if someone presently unaligned snags control of the house. Personally, I’m rooting for Kevin, if only because he promised some chaos in the coming week if he survives.
Big Brother All-Stars airs on CBS Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Thursday, August 13, where the live eviction will happen at 8:00 p.m. ET. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for more on the season, and for more news happening in television and movies.