Strictly Come Dancing – Risk Of Shock Exits Because Of Unfair Points System For Judges Scores

In Week 5 (October 2017) there was a big chance of a huge shock exit. Aston & Jeanette, in 3rd position out of 12 had only 3 points more than the weakest performers!

The exceptional Alexandra Burke who got 3 perfect 10 scores in the previous week, had only 2 points more than the weakest performers!

Fortunatley the public vote did not result in shock exits on this occasion, but in previous weeks and years, the unfair voting system has worked against talented dancers who didn’t deserve to be in the dance off.

3 Judges Week, 12 contestants Scores Points Should be
Debbie & Giovanni 27 12 12
Joe & Katya 26 11 11
Aston & Jeanette 24 10 7.5
Mollie & AJ 24 10 7.5
Gemma & Alijaz 24 10 7.5
Jonnie & Oti 24 10 7.5
Alexandra & Gorka 23 9 6
Davood & Nadiya 22 8 5
Simon & Karen 16 7 2.5
Brian & Amy 16 7 2.5
Susan & Kevin 16 7 2.5
Ruth & Anton 16 7 2.5

Public votes worth up to 12 points for a contestant are often made based on them liking somebody because they are on a TV programme they enjoy and are often used to save a contestant they think is at risk of leaving.

It’s a lottery and with such little between the points from the judges scores, we could be in for a shock with 2 strong pairs not deserving to be in the dance of, with one being eliminated.

Ballroom Dancing Competition - Foxtrot Or Waltz Painting

What’s Wrong With The Strictly Come Dancing Points System – It doesn’t make sense & it’s unfair!

The 2016 Winner of Strictly Come Dancing, Ore, was in the dance off when he was 2nd placed out of 8 contestants. The competition wouldn’t have been the same if he’d been eliminated.

Fortunatley he survived, but in other years we have seen exceptional dancers leave, with the judges and public saddened. This happens when 2 pairs are in the dance off and neither deserves to be there. But why ?

Judges scores are converted to points and added to the points from the public vote. The public love to support ‘underdogs’ and entertainers, so some upsets are inevitable, but how can such travesties happen?

There is an unfair points system for the judges scores, which gives weak dancers extra points, just because dancers above them had the same scores, nothing to do with their own scores!

This is illogical as well as unfair and it contributes to dancers ending up in the dance-off when they shouldn’t be there!

Tango - Ballroom Dancing Painting - Dance Art Gallery of Woking Surrey Artist Sera Knight
Points For Lowest 8 Ore In Dance Off Davood In Dance Off
Position Scores Points Scores Points Scores Points
1st 38 8 38 8 29 8
2nd 37 7 34 7 27 7
3rd 36 6 34 7 27 7
4th 35 5 33 6 24 6
5th 33 4 33 6 24 6
6th 32 3 32 5 21 5
7th 31 2 32 5 19 4
8th 25 1 27 4 19 4

The first set of columns shows the ‘normal and intended’ system, for the lowest 8.

Points allocated are 1 point for bottom place, 2 points for second to bottom and 8 points for highest of the 8.

The difference between bottom and highest of these 8 positions is 7 points.

Ore had 7 points, only 3 points more than bottom place. It should have been 6 points more.

The bottom placed person was given 3 extra points because dancers above them had the same scores, nothing to do with their own scores!

In that week, 4th equal should have had 5 points or 4.5 points, 6th equal should have had 3 points or 2.5 points and 8th only 1 point.

In 2017 Week 4, Davood had 8 points. That’s only 4 points more than bottom place. It should have been 7 points more.

The bottom placed person was given extra points because dancers above them had the same scores, nothing to do with their own scores!

In that week, 4th equal should have had 5 points or 4.5 points, 6th should have had 3 points and 7th equal only 2 points or 1.5 points

Ballroom Dancing Painting Couples Swirling - Dance Art Gallery of Woking Surrey Artist Sera Knight

Loving Vincent – The Remarkable Hand Painted Film About Vincent Van Gogh

Loving Vincent – The Remarkable Hand Painted Film About Vincent Van Gogh

This video is fascinating. A presentation by Director/ producer Hugh Welchman, describing the behind the scenes production process of the world’s first most eagerly awaited hand painted, animated, feature film. Drawn in the style of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

“A long and arduous labor of love by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, the film turns van Gogh’s work into an unusual kind of biopic. Using tens of thousands of oil paintings commissioned from scores of artists, the filmmakers transform famous works of modern art into a hypnotic and beguiling cartoon.” – The Times

A trailer video for the film Loving Vincent is shown above and a poster below.
Loving Vincent - Film about Van Gogh Hand Drawn & Painted in Oils
Art Exhibition By North Surrey Artists At Barbers Gallery Woking Surrey

Art Exhibition By North Surrey Artists At Barbers Gallery Woking Surrey

Tower Bridge & River Thames London painting - Exhibition by North Surrey Artists at Woking Surrey Gallery
Dogs Sculpture - Exhibition by North Surrey Artists at Woking Surrey Gallery
Boats In Harbour painting - Exhibition by North Surrey Artists at Woking Surrey Gallery
Barbers Framing & Art Gallery, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey

Gallery & Picture Framing

BARBERS GALLERY WOKING SURREY HOSTS EXHIBITION BY 21 AWARD WINNING ARTISTS

21 of North Surrey’s notable artists are holding an exhibition of their latest work at Barbers Gallery in Woking from Saturday 23rd September to 14th October 2017.

Over 70 Framed Pictures will be on display, in watercolour, oil, pastel, acrylic and mixed media, plus original and print folios, sculpture, ceramics and glass art will also be featured.

All artists are members of the North Surrey Artists Group which is made up mainly of artists from the Guildford, Farnham and Woking Art Societies. A number are members of National Art Societies.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, see below for times.

North Surrey Artists are holding an exhibition of art & sculpture at Barbers Gallery in Woking Surrey in September & October 2017
Artists in Exhibition are members of the North Surrey Artists Group,artists from Guildford, Farnham & Woking Art Societies

Artists featured will include

Liz Seward SWA, SFP who in July won the prestigious ‘Best work on Paper’ award at the Society of Women Artists annual exhibition at Mall Galleries London.

John Bunce HS, SLm.
won the ‘Best in Special Category – Reflections’ Award at the Society of Limners (Miniaturists) annual exhibition at the John Rank Gallery in Chichester in July 2017.

Woking based artists Christine Taherian SWA and Jo Quigley MA who are both currently enjoying success exhibiting in London Galleries.

Rosemary Miller SWA is a notable watercolourist and a member of the famous Wapping Group of Artists.

Surrey Sculpture Society members Carol Orwin and Christine Suzman will also be exhibiting.

The following exhibiting artists are featured on this Surrey Artists website:
Sera Knight SWA, NAL  – Mixed Media
David Drury  – Watercolour
Elisabeth Carolan  – Mixed Media
Liz Seward SWA, SFP  – Painter Mixed Media
John Bunce HS, SLm.   – Miniatures and Watercolour Paintings

You can view a selection of their works by clicking on their names which link to their pages on this site.

Other artists at the exhibition are:
Julia Aspin – Mixed Media
Bara Aylwin – Oil
Fran Bunting – Acrylic
Michael Hedgecoe – Oil
Elizabeth James – Oil
Sinclair Webster – Oil
Heather Oliver – Glass
Bryan Siggers – Oil
Martin Tyler MA – Ceramicist

Exhibition Times & Preview Evening

Exhibition Opening Times:

Monday to Friday – 10am to 7.30pm
Saturday – 10am to 6pm.
Sunday – Closed.

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Preview Evening - Open To All

A Preview Evening will be held on Tuesday 26th September from 5pm to 9pm when the gallery will be open to all.
Visitors are welcome to view the art and meet the artists over a glass of wine and nibbles, so please come and join us.

Stuart Herring of Barbers Gallery commented ‘It is fantastic to start a new series of exhibitions at Barbers with such a brilliant collection of artists. I look forward to seeing many of our old friends and customers at the Preview Evening on 26th September.’

North Surrey Artists Group Exhibition at Barbers Gallery Woking - Preview Evening
Preview Reception Evenening - Exhibition by North Surrey Artists at Barbers Woking Surrey Gallery & Framers
Newlands Corner Guildford painting - Exhibition by North Surrey Artists at Woking Surrey Gallery
Horse Sculpture - Exhibition by North Surrey Artists at Woking Surrey Gallery
Barbers Framing & Art Gallery, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey

Gallery & Picture Framing

Barbers Picture Framing Woking Surrey Logo

Gallery & Picture Framing

Phone: 

01483 769 926

* Please mention the Surrey Artists website when you contact Barbers

Barbers Gallery Address: 

18 Chertsey Road
Woking
Surrey GU21 5AB

Barbers Website By Surrey Artists: 

www.barbersframing.co.uk

Phone: 

01483 769 926

* Please mention the Surrey Artists website when you contact Barbers

Barbers Gallery Address: 

18 Chertsey Road
Woking
Surrey GU21 5AB

Barbers Website By Surrey Artists: 

www.barbersframing.co.uk