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.

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!

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

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