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I assume some of you may be tapig Strictly so I'll put this under a cut.

Given what's happened, I think it's a waste of valuable tape, but never mind.

I really do feel like getting in touch with Lisa Snowden and pointing out that she'd do better in the Us or somewhere as the moronic great british public have just shown they don't deserve her!

I did think at first that it was the additon of the points from last week that caused the problem, but thinking about it they didn't.

After the dances it was Lisa ( who got 40 on both dances ) on 3, Rachel ( who had 39 and 40 ) on 2 and Tom ( who was about 10 points adrift ) on 1.

They then added last weeks judge & public points and reallocated the 3, 2, 1 based on that total.

Because Lisa didn't do quite so well last week it ended up with her and Rachel on 3 and Tom on 1 again! Tess Daly did comment on that.

The public vote must have given the following points Tom 3, Rachel 2 and Lisa 1!!

As Lisa and Tom had a total of 4 each the public vote counted and Lisa was out.

( If Tom hadn't get 3 he'd have been out and if Lisa had been above Rachel, with Tom first, Rachel would have gone. Also if only this weeks judges points had been used they would all have been on 4 points and Lisa would still have gone. )

Oh well, at least it confirms my view that not only has the concept of personal responsibilty gone but so has the concept of getting positions based on merit.

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off

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liasbluestone From: liasbluestone Date: December 20th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be fair, Tom's showdance was the best of the three.
But I agree, overall he wasn't the best, and I do think he'd have won anyway even if it hadn't been.
martinoh From: martinoh Date: December 21st, 2008 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
It's an entertainment show; being entertaining and engaging with the public is a major part of what constitutes merit in this context. The reported differences between the judges' and public votes highlights exactly why the show has to be run on this basis if it is to justify its production costs and scheduling, since what the judges would apparently like the public to watch isn't what the licence payers apparently want to see...
caerleon From: caerleon Date: December 21st, 2008 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's fair enough.. there had to be two in the eventual final part, and the public are given the final say, as it should be, hence the "three in the final" position that we ended up with..

Tom's show dance was simply outstanding.. Rachel's was good, but not of the same class.. in fact, Lisa's show dance was better than Rachel's, but Lisa had, by then, been eliminated..

Those are the rules, they may not always be fair, but they are the rules and the rules *were* abided by..
artela From: artela Date: December 21st, 2008 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it should have been Lisa and Rachel as the final two (given the superb dancing they both turned out), but, however good Lisa is at the dancing she doesn't exude the personality of the other two, and that is what swung the viewer voting - Tom wasn't _that_ far behind the other two in talent anyway.

Once it became the final two and the scores were reset Rachel and Tom were pretty much on a par in the Vienesse Waltz (the one who actually looked amateur in that was Camilla!). The thing that swung me was the Showdance - the full-on Hollywood meets Broadway Show Dance was the best show dance ever on Strictly and it did deserve to win.
ciciaye From: ciciaye Date: December 21st, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really liked Tom's showdance too. Rachel's had a lot of 'Wow' factor as well, which I had expected from her and Vincent. Lisa's didn't hold my attention all that much - in fact, I drifted back to #afp while it was on.

I think Rachel's been more consistently good than Tom, but I'm not going quibble to the result - it's just a talent show, after all!

I expect Tom's wife will be pleased to have her new husband back now!

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