I believe it's simply that time of the season that we quit "throwing a few votes" to more than one contestant. Vote your favorite at this point plain and simple. Or vote for whomever is the best dancer on the remaining nights. Or you could look at it as voting against the person you don't want there any longer. For the love of all things holy, do not vote on the curve. Voting because someone doesn't suck as bad as usual on any particular night just makes the show a bigger joke.Originally Posted by ironcat;4103352;
Look at it this way:
Contestant A, B, C and D remain. Say you believe Contestant A and Contestant B are really good and should be in the final 2. You like Contestant C, and think they are maybe final 3 material, but shouldn't win - however, you want them to stay over Contestant D at all costs.
You vote 75% of your votes for Contestant A - your favorite and "throw" 25% to Contestant C so they hopefully stay over Contestant D.
Problem with this is, say that Contestant D has a very devoted fanbase also. Say that that fanbase will ONLY vote Contestant D and no one else.
So if 100 people were watching and half of them split their votes 2 ways, some for A and B, some for A and C, some for B and C, but the other half of them only voted for Contestant D, well Contestant D will win the fan vote.
If the judges bunch the scores on their end, Contestant D will end up winning.
The voting audience are the only ones left to take care of the business that the judges won't/can't. Assuming, of course, that the producers don't decide to "clean" the vote again a la Shawn.
ETA: Math has never been my thing, so technically my numbers could be way, way off, but you get my drift! LOL!