Originally Posted by bpeacock22
I don't know why the pretense that any of the night's performances or the solos matter in the decision. They know who is in danger the entire time and have made their decision. Look no further than the video package of the eliminated dancers. Think they can throw that together over a commercial break (and don't forget a lot of that 3-4 min is supposed to be spent deliberating)? Of course, I'm under the assumption that whole part of the show is live. We know some parts aren't, like (typically) the opening group routine.
Like bobby94928 said, I'm pretty sure they put together exit packages for every contestant before the first competition show. As for the blending, I can see where they might actually have software to do that automatically.
There's no contest on the guy's side of this. Cyrus will win.
As with Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb, now that he's in the top 10, Cyrus is toast. They just wanted him on tour; now that they've accomplished that they'll take the gloves off and let him fail epically. He's the worst top 20 contestant at all conventional dance styles the show has ever known. Most of the street-style specialists taken into the top 20 have improved every week--this guy has shown no talent for dance whatsoever.
I don't know that I care for this format. Perhaps if they revealed the bottom 3 to the judges at the same time everyone else finds out, I'd find it more credible.
I'm sure that Nigel gets the news of the bottom 3 the morning after the show, but they may not be revealed to the other judges until the night of the show, but perhaps before the taping. I really think that they take the professionally choreographed and produced performances on that night's show into consideration, as well as reports from the choreographers and any solo they ask them to perform if they're still undecided.
I kind of like the format--there was so much wasted time in the results show, revealing the bottom six one and two at a time between commercial breaks and guest acts.Edited by michaeltscott - 8/17/12 at 10:01pm