Last night we had a situation at one of our karaoke contests. A judge who asked us if he could be a judge as they were trying to find 3 judges had cleary voted unfairly.
Here's what happened. He scored one girl higher than all the rest. This girl was good.. But she wasn't as good as some of the others.
High score is calculated by 3 catagories. After all three catagories are added up, highest possible score totaled is 50.
...All the girls got around 20-25 points total from this judge. Where the other judges gave 38-48 points per person. One contestant for instance got a 0 (zero) by the unfair judge on audience response when she practically had the house come down in uproar. The other two judges gave her the maximum score for that catagory. Why a zero? The other "one" got a full score when her song was slow and not so good.
So here's what happened in the end. It came down to 2 girls. One who was White and one who was African American. One of the girls got from the unfair judge a high score of 49. Other judges scored in the high 30 to mid 40's. The other girl sang (and nailed her song completely). This judge gave her a 22 and the other two judges gave her 46-48 each.
The girl who wasn't as good won because of the judge who scored everyone low but her. This judge was of same race as the winner.
So what is your opinion? Is this a case of Racism? Should this judges vote had been thrown away. Did the girl win fairly? We are trying to run an honest contest and by giving us your opinion, it helps us with future contests.