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Old 11-09-2013, 19:01
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I was thinking about all the TV singing competitions today and how crowded the genre is, probably too crowded for it's own good. Simon seems to really want to show a clear differentiation between his show's and their competitors. Simon has really revamped the middle section of The X Factor (USA / UK) but I actually think it's the audition rounds that are quite predictable and very similar across the board. To change things up a bit, and to do something that other singing competitions don't have in place, why not introduce a scoring system instead of the usual yes/no responses to initial auditions?

After performing, the contestants would be scored out of ten by each judge. In order to pass to the next stage they'd need at least 20 out of a possible 40.

By doing this, at the end of the auditions, we'd be able to establish who the front runners are, and what contestants need to improve.

Thoughts on this?
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Old 11-09-2013, 21:53
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It's not a bad idea actually. And to make things more fun I would add it to the lives as well in a Strictly style, only I would have the one with the least votes combined from public vote and judges scores goes home.
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Old 11-09-2013, 22:19
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It's not a bad idea actually. And to make things more fun I would add it to the lives as well in a Strictly style, only I would have the one with the least votes combined from public vote and judges scores goes home.
Yeah that would work definitely
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Old 11-09-2013, 22:35
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If done right, I think that'd be pretty cool!
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Old 11-09-2013, 22:51
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If done right, I think that'd be pretty cool!
I think the same
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:41
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This can be used tactically since the judges are also mentors.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:08
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This can be used tactically since the judges are also mentors.
Then we'd only use them for the auditions?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:16
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Yes I would love this. They did this on the French version of Fame Academy which I used to love. It makes the judging part a lot more interesting because as soon as they stop performing all the judges' marks flash up on screen.

It might be a little bit trickier to do it on a show like X Factor though because the judges are not impartial.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:53
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Not a bad idea tbh, I'd quite like it.

Can't see it happening though.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:54
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the problem i can see with this scoring system is that the tension would be reduced in the final judge saying yes or no. If a total score of 20 out of 40 is needed for example, the only way to increase the tension would be for the first three judges to score a total of around 15 points for example, then the final judge saying 'yes its 6 points for you youre through!'. I can't see there being much of a variant on this at all otherwise there is simply no tension?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:37
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There are a bunch of singing-based "game shows" on TV already, that utilize numerical scoring.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:43
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the problem i can see with this scoring system is that the tension would be reduced in the final judge saying yes or no. If a total score of 20 out of 40 is needed for example, the only way to increase the tension would be for the first three judges to score a total of around 15 points for example, then the final judge saying 'yes its 6 points for you youre through!'. I can't see there being much of a variant on this at all otherwise there is simply no tension?
There's not much tension anyway, contestants get through with three yeses so the "you've got four yeses" part is nothing really important.
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Old 15-09-2013, 01:25
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Would the judges know what score the other judges have given or would they vote privately so they can't be influenced by what score the other judges gave.
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