Lachie Dazdarian wrote:ciw, I'm not sure if the idea that the participants vote is good too. It seems like an odd thing to me. I mean, some people might vote for the obvious favorites with low scores to cut down their competition. The again, if the scoring will be public and will have to be elaborated I doubt anyone will be tempted to be malicious. Well, let it be an experiment which hopefully you won't regret making.
Many other competitions are judged by the competitors, and it usually works pretty well.
The idea is simply that the audience vote will come into play if there is a tie or my final scores are pretty close, it's still going to be 90% my scores and 10% audience appreciation anyway. I just think it's a much better and fairer way to decide any close calls which may arise.