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Old 21-08-2013, 11:27
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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s103/...ive-shows.html

It's a rumour, but I don't like the sound of it at all. Does it hurt to go back to how it was before last year where the voting would open after the performances?
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Old 21-08-2013, 12:12
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It seems as if it is designed to encourage people to watch live, maybe to increase ratings or advert revenue.
I'd just worry about the time limit- 200 seconds is too short. Also will it be the end of deadlock as we know it? According to the article the contestant with the lowest amount of votes from Saturday will be eliminated if it's a deadlock situation.
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Old 21-08-2013, 12:12
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i like it.

Internet forum users want back to basics but in my opinion a back to basics approach would kill the show completely Going backwards can't be an option IMO.
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Old 21-08-2013, 12:24
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I'm not sure if I like it or not. The 200 seconds worries me, that's just over 3 minutes right? If they had done that in the past, I have a feeling the bottom 2s would have been very very different, and not for the right reasons.

I think a lot of good vocalists could be at a disadvantage to those who create more of an impression, be it style, personality etc
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Old 21-08-2013, 12:37
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this I reckon is complete bull as it will lose ITV money and a heck of a lot at that. If it was for something like the Sing Off when its taken to Deadlock it would be a good idea but like that it seems very meh
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Old 21-08-2013, 12:44
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this I reckon is complete bull as it will lose ITV money and a heck of a lot at that. If it was for something like the Sing Off when its taken to Deadlock it would be a good idea but like that it seems very meh
The problem with using it for the sing off is it would become like an elimination vote- someone would be saved, not necessarily because people like them, but because people dislike the other contestant. You could potentially end up with a relatively unpopular winner. It would be too Big Brother in my opinion.
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Old 21-08-2013, 14:33
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I really dont get the new system could someone explain it to me ? :P
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Old 21-08-2013, 14:40
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love love love it! Fantastic new concept!
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:10
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I really hate this idea. This idea is horrible, I like that they have freshened up the format but why did they have to potentially ruin it with these ridiculous live shows twists.
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:17
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They wont do this, it would completely remove the tension on Sunday night results shows when the judges vote.

Unless they do another 200 second vote in case of deadlock.. actually - I think that a new vote when it comes to deadlock should be introduced anyway.
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:40
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Hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it!

This series is looking quite promising. Please, don't spoil it now!

I really dont get the new system could someone explain it to me ? :P
After the finalists have performed on Saturday night, the viewers will have 200 seconds to vote. The act with the lowest amount of votes after the 200 seconds is up will be announced. This act will be in the bottom two on Sunday night.

The lines will open again for 24 hours for us to vote for the remaining acts. The act that comes bottom will join the Saturday act in the bottom two.

If the judges can't make a decision and send it to deadlock, the act that was bottom on Saturday's show will be automatically eliminated.

That's my understanding of the article, anyway
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:45
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I actually love this idea
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:45
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I like the timed voting but don't like the idea of the person with lowest votes being singled out by them selves, I think if they'd let the bottom 4 be singled out then the vote reopens just for them then the bottom 2 on the Sunday are announced then they sing off. If it comes to deadlock then the act with least votes from Saturdays 200 second vote is eliminated! Hope that makes sense!
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:54
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So before the sing off, the judges will already know which act has the lowest votes (I.e the one from Saturday). What will be the point of deadlock then?

Bad idea imo
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:57
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So before the sing off, the judges will already know which act has the lowest votes (I.e the one from Saturday). What will be the point of deadlock then?

Bad idea imo
That's what I was thinking. I guess it would put an end to the judges pussying out and sending it to deadlock just to avoid having the casting vote?
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:12
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So before the sing off, the judges will already know which act has the lowest votes (I.e the one from Saturday). What will be the point of deadlock then?

Bad idea imo
Well I'm guessing it wont be deadlock as we know it. The judge won't really be backing out if they opt to go to deadlock, because they already know who will leave if they go down that route. They won't be able to hide behind the excuse 'I didn't know who I wanted to go, that's why I went to deadlock'

I assume that we won't have a deadlock. If the judges don't reach a majority verdict then the least popular contestant on Saturday's show, will leave the competition. Simple :P
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:18
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Actually terrible idea. If the judges know who polled the lowest amount of votes on the Saturday, then they could be tactical with the whole deadlock situation. It's a really stupid idea tbh and I'd be surprised if they went along with it. Yes, the novelty of a new voting format may be great short-term but it'll destroy the show once the novelty has worn off.
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:55
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Seems completely unnecessary.
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:58
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A lot of things had to be changed, but the voting system didn't (apart from having the lines opening at the end of the show again).
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:36
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Agree with people saying this is unnecessary... But I suppose it could work

I think the only thing they need to change with the live shows is the set!
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:31
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Sounds like a system whereby it will be a lot easier for someone to manipulate the result - as the numbers voting will be much lower.

Still they do Eurovision voting across the whole of Europe in ten minutes across 40 countries - so it shouldnt pose any logistical difficulties.
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:35
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Sounds like a system whereby it will be a lot easier for someone to manipulate the result - as the numbers voting will be much lower.

Still they do Eurovision voting across the whole of Europe in ten minutes across 40 countries - so it shouldnt pose any logistical difficulties.
Sounds like this is the main intention behind this twist.
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:39
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This voting system sounds flawed. It favours the act who sings for the Saturday vote because they'll be in people's memories just before the vote starts. Also giving it just a 3minute window means that people quick at using their phones, like teens instead of grandmas, will register their vote and influence the results more heavily.
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:51
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it would be unfair.. the act that find out a night earlier that he's in the bottom 2 will obviously spend a whole day practising his sing off and wouldnt feel as much pressure cause it wouldnt be a surprise
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:57
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This voting system sounds flawed. It favours the act who sings for the Saturday vote because they'll be in people's memories just before the vote starts. Also giving it just a 3minute window means that people quick at using their phones, like teens instead of grandmas, will register their vote and influence the results more heavily.
The first point won't happen as they won't be comparing the Saturday vote with the Sunday vote like that. What will happen is whoever is bottom on Saturday will face whoever is bottom on Sunday in the judges vote with the sing off. All the acts will be in both votes, except the act who is bottom on Saturday.

Agree with the second point but I suspect that's deliberate to avoid another Christopher Maloney situation and to ensure the acts more popular with the younger voters and therefore more likely to do well after the show go further.

I do like it overall. Not sure if its perfect but I do think it was necessary to shake up the live shows a bit and this should do that. Should add more energy and tension to the Saturday shows definitely, and give the Sunday shows a slightly different dynamic.
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