Good points William13.Originally Posted by William13
The 5 finalists used their knowledge to get to the finals and at that point I think they were being tested on the intangibles. If measured intelligence was of primary importance, that makes one more reason why Melissa shouldn't have won. In addition to quick thinking, I think they were looking for pose, self-confidence and depth of character (just one more reason...). As real admissions officers they should have been more perceptive in this subjective challenge and recognized (for example) that Melissa's answers were pure BS.
I like Milana too and resented the "one trick pony" comment that was made. That's like saying if someone devotes their life to one goal and makes a huge contribution to the world (ex: finding a cure for cancer) it's insignificant, because it is afterall only one contribution instead of several.
When Scott mentioned "human laziness" I understood that to mean "apathy" not "couchpotatoism" and I agree with him. Apathy leads to a low voter turnout. Apathetic people simply exist rather than live their lives to be contributing members of society. How many times do people respond to social issues by saying "That's not MY problem."? I'll get off my soapbox now, but I hope I made my point better than Scott did. Scott was my favorite, but I too found his final speech cringeworthy and yet two of his fellow contestants commented on how it inspired them.
Agree with what you said about Amari. I tensed up each time she was featured.
This show seemed popular enough to warrant another season. When/if it returns I would like to see (1) a new host (2) less contrived drama (3) no dancing (4) no annoying dramatic pauses.