Is The SMS Voting System Knocking Off Good Competitions?

4 Responses

These days, you'll see a spurt of competitions which includes singing, dancing and other talent hunts. These guys call judges who are fully settled in their respective fields. Yet, the results are based on people's votes through those SMSes and telephone lines.

One of such talent hunts is the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" which features little kids aged 10-12 singing really very nicely and showing their matured behaviour on the stage. After each performance, the participants are rated and complimented by the judges. The people are then asked to vote through SMS and other media, on the basis of which the participants are eliminated one by one.

This type of system exists in almost all talent hunts and is really frustrating. Sometimes, even the finest performers are eliminated, and even the judges express their grief indirectly(mostly) or indirectly. As Arshad Warsi said, 95% of the people don't understand the tune or the sur, as they call it. The song which sounds the best is applauded. Sometimes, I don't understand the necessity of calling the judges. If they want the people to vote, why don't they just keep live shows so that all get the proper entertainment!

What do you think about this?

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4 Responses:

Jamie on January 29, 2008 at 5:19 AM

I don't agree with this either. Most of the time the people voting aren't basing their votes on talent at all and it isn't fair...ah, but such is life.

Hope all has been well with you!

Visor on January 29, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Yeah, and in a place like India, people mostly vote for the people of their region, irrespective of their performances!

And yes, all's fine here....studying hard now.....wrote this post in the middle of the night!

Nikita on February 3, 2008 at 3:36 PM

I think it's not fair too, how do you know the judges are fair... they might "cook" the votes anyway..you don't have clear evidence... if they (the judges) like a particular artist...they might choose that person irrespective the votes coz "us" (we) are not there to see the actual vote anyway...

Visor on February 4, 2008 at 1:56 PM

Exactly, we aren't there to see the votes, but, the judges are prompt in expressing their verdict, yet, it's the show managers who may try and manipulate the votes. But the question is, what will they gain?

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