I had this all typed up, but since we were having this discussion on the night of The Bachelorette finale, the site decided to crash on me right before I submitted this. Thank goodness I copied and pasted in Word right before I tried to submit this because I would have lost this post entirely.Originally Posted by Fierce Critter;3619018;
I knew what I was in for. I have strong opinions, so I knew that that I was bound to get strong opinions back. But being the only one talking negatively about Evan and having his multiple, numerous fans coming to his defense, I can't help but being taken aback a little bit.
If all of the voters were like you, then Evan would be getting through just based on his dance ability. If all the voters loved the style of Broadway, then he would be getting through on his dance skills. But not all of his voters are like that, so he isn't getting through just (and I really want to emphasize the word just) based on his dance skills. It isn't the only reason why he gets through each and every week (which I was trying get at with the sentence you quoted). But I'm not saying that no one likes his dancing. He's not a terrible dancer at all.
I may come off as authorative in my posts and state what I say "matter-of-factly." But part of the reason is that this is the internet. No one knows how I emphasize or how I saw my words. I don't want to come off as a mean person, because I'm not. I really don't think I am. I just state what my opinion is and what I've been reading on other sites, and 9 times out of 10, I'm the only one who thinks like I do on this site. And by having the "unpopular opinion," I know what I'm in for when I post on this site.
I totally understand that this is America's Favorite Dancer. I've been a fan of this show since the first day, and by now, you'd think that I realize that fact. But I have a problem with how these contestants get to be America's Favorite Dancer. I would prefer it if the winner becomes America's Favorite Dancer just based on their dance ability. But obviously, I think that Evan hasn't been getting votes just based on his dancing. That's my problem. If this show was about finding America's favorite, then you might as well not have the performance shows because these dancers become favorites during the audition stages. Truthfully, if Natalie Reid made it to the Top20, then she would probably make it to the Top4. She just would have had to be decent every week. That has been my biggest problem with this show and American Idol. The editing team can pick and choose who to show, and the ones that do get shown will benefit from it greatly. And the ones who don't get shown will almost always be screwed. Luckily, with SYTYCD, it seems that people's opinions wear off, and the dancers will gain favorites with their dancing. But with Evan, I think he for sure has gained some fans throughout the performance shows, but I feel like he's still enjoying the benefits he got from the audition stages the most out of everyone who's left.
Not everyone is like you, and not everyone is like me. The things I have said in this thread are not for sure things. I would like to think they are definite, but they're not. Realistic, but it’s not definite. I may come off strongly with my opinions, but I know what I say isn't true with every, single voter there is.
But the same can be said about you Evan fans. Not everyone is voting for him just because of his dancing. He's a fine dancer, but there is more to it than that. That's what I'm getting at.
People think I'm saying that his dancing has no impact on his voters at all. That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that it seems that he's still enjoying the benefits he got from his edit during the audition stages the most out of everyone left. And I know there is not a for sure way to know how everyone is voting. But I have friends who vote for him just because he's likable. And I've read on other forums that have the same opinions as me. So I'm not alone in this; I'm just the only one on FoRT.