If life were fair and just, yes this would happen; on the other hand, who ever said life was even fair let alone just?Originally Posted by Peacheater;3741170;
Much to my chagrin, I learned last season that there were those who were not going to vote for the best dance of the week because of personal biases and were going to vote for a lesser dance for the same reason.
This season the rationals tend to be much more sane, but still folks reserve the right to vote their preferences - rightly so as this is not an official competition. We the viewers don't actually KNOW the rules of ballroom competition. We don't know exactly what the couples should be held accountable for or on what they should be deducted. Unless the performance appears to be lacking in someway, is visually mediocre, or the couple just blows it in some bigtime way (like when Louie dropped Chelsie or unfortunately Joanna's heel caught in Maks' trouser' cuff), we can only go by what general impression was made on us by the couple dancing. Was it a poor performance? A fair one? A good one? A great or fantastic one?
For us, it is simply subjective...... When you get into this realm, it is of course a matter of taste and is subject to all matter of opinions.
The best I can hope for is that folks would try to be as impartial, objective, and discriminating as possible. Since the dancers are NOT supposed to be professional dancers ( as in dance is/has been their first or main line of career), I would hope that the viewers would take the contestants' personal characteristics - when applicable - into consideration as well.