How would you make the show more fair?
Lots of people say to let the kids pick any songs they want, but even kids might not know what songs are right for them, so I think each week, to make it fair, let all the singers once they reach the final 10, to sing the exact same song each week. One week, it would be a ballad, another week a fast upbeat songs in which they could improvise their own dance to get a hint of how natural they can move, another week sing a medium paced song, another week sing a rock and roll type song, another week sing something else, etc etc.
Atleast this way, no one can say "oh, this singer isn't singing songs to his/her strength" or "Lucy sang powerful songs, but can she sing and dance to Stupid Cupid as well as Jordan did?" or "Chantal is good, but can she do a better job at the Locomotion as Danielle did?" or "Could Lucy and Chantal sing Karen Carpenter's song as good as Danielle did?"
With them singing the same song each week, we won't have to wonder about these questions. We could pretty much, atleast most of us, would agree who was the best overall singer each week with this system.
And after each week, each singer would get a score of either 1 through 10, the best getting 10, the worst getting 1. And people at home would vote for 2 hours after the show, and the next night on wednesday, the person with the most votes would get 10 pts, second place 9 pts, and so on and so on. And after 5 weeks of this, they total up all the scores, and the top 5 would get into the group.
If their is somehow a tie, the tie breaker would go to the person who had the highest score during the competition, for instance, lets say Lucy had 10 one week, than 9 one week, 8 one week, 6 one week, and 4 one week, and she was tied with Danielle, who had 8 three weeks in a row, 7 one week, 6 one week, and both ended up with the same total amount of points (which would be 37 each), the tie breaker would go to Lucy, because she had that 10 that one week. Lets say both had a 10 one week, then we go to the second highest point total, which would still make Lucy the tie breaker winner because her next highest total was 9, and Danielle's was only 8.