8. Noura Salman
While Noura still has a wild streak to her game, you have to admit she has been beating a drum for women empowerment in Survivor: Island of the Idols while the theme continues to swell in power. Women outnumber the men at the merge, and some of the most exciting players have been linked to Noura in one way or another, be it social bonds or voting strategy.
Now that we have transitioned to the “me” game, Noura’s a galvanizing player. To some, she’s a threat due to how much she’s been pushing for the women to team up and take out the men. For others, she’ll be the person to bring to the end as a goat, even if that’s just a perception of some and not the reality for others.
What we can tell about Noura so far is that what has wanted so far has not come to fruition. Her closest ally, Jason, went home before the merge, and she just had an idol played for her while voting out the ally of the person who played an idol on her. She has proven she can sell a lie and a plan in action, so perhaps she’s the wild card that needs to be taken out soon to mitigate unseen factors by more capable players.