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SCD 5: Computer Error Saves Garth & Hayley

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Strictly Come Dancing 5 on 21 Nov 2008
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A press release just in:

The producers of SABC2's Strictly Come Dancing have confirmed that an electronic calculation error during last night's live show (20 November 2008) resulted in the wrong couple (Garth Collins & Hayley Bennett) being eliminated from the show.

This is the first time in the show’s history that such an error has occurred.

Garth and Hayley were pitted erroneously against 5FM’s Anele Mdoda and partner Brandon Eilers Le Riche in the dance-off. Tessa van Duuren and Grant Esterhuizen is the couple that should’ve been in the dance-off against Anele and Brandon.

As the end credits rolled, producers discovered the error with the formula used to consolidate viewer votes and judges’ scores – while they were still busy conducting their standard verification checks on the results.

"Episode 8 in the series is the most challenging, as we have to cover 10 dances under extreme time pressure, which all compounded last night to create the perfect storm", explained executive producer Kee-Leen Irvine from Rapid Blue.

"Production along with auditors have only a few minutes to establish the ranking, and votes are so close that there are positional changes up to the last minute.

"The electronic formula used to calculate the scores and ranking was not updated from last week’s episode – meaning that the wrong formula was used to enter the points and calculate the final score.

"We always do a hand-check with the auditors as well to verify the results, but by the time we discovered the error, the credits were already rolling.”

As a result, the producers have reinstated Garth and Hayley, who will return to the show next week. The exact format and elimination procedure of the show will then be revealed. All votes from this week will be added to next week’s.



93 Comments

Cande
21 Nov 2008 18:16

SMH

Brown Shuga
21 Nov 2008 18:38

how do we trust the results now? Can these auditors please re-check the I Want To Sing Gospel results????? What if Gugu was also put up in error? This is not good

Kakapana
21 Nov 2008 18:54

please!! there were no error....just like Lindelani's wild card, this is just another money making scheme...
so now what happens to all the viewers sms and phone calls????????

Brown Shuga
21 Nov 2008 19:05

<<<All votes from this week will be added to next week’s. >>>
The best thing to do is for them to start off next week's show with Anele and Tessa's dance off. No extra votes coming through from the public so no one will complain about this error being a money making scheme. . The show can then continue as normal after the elimination.

Beyonce
21 Nov 2008 19:10

He he he, Shugs I suspect the same thing happened with GUgu, phela I had never voted so mush in my life....

Beyonce
21 Nov 2008 19:27

TZ-- I heard you the first time he he he he

Luke
21 Nov 2008 19:39

This isn't official, but I suspect what happened was the computer model was programmed to tally up the scores from one dance per couple, which is how it's been since the start of the season.

This week, however, each couple did two dances, which means they would have had to re-programme it to add the scores from both dances. Clearly someone forgot to do that, so to call it a "computer glitch" is rather unfair on computers. They can't get it wrong - all they can do is what you programme them to do.

So it seems to me as though this is a genuine error, although after five seasons you'd have thought they would have a procedure in place for when the double-dance episodes start.

As for your votes - they will still be counted. As it says in the press release: "All votes from this week will be added to next week’s."

In general though, I do support the idea that public voting in reality shows in this country is in bad need of an overhaul. There's very little transparency, producers clearly manipulate results (as witnessed by Pieter Toerien's High School Musical) and in the case of this episode of SCD - why didn't the auditors spot the mistake before handing in their "official decision"?

The UK was recently rocked by all sorts of public voting scandals and if the BBC, Channel Four and co. are blatantly rigging and spoiling results you can bet your last rand it's going on in this country too.

Who's auditing the auditors?, is my question.

There ought to be some sort of regulatory board that oversees procedures and practices for public voting - not just for TV but for radio, print and independent marketers as well.

Brown Shuga
21 Nov 2008 19:58

How do you think they should handle next week Luke?

Luke
21 Nov 2008 20:16

Good question Shugs - I have no idea, although I have been wondering what they're going to do. You can bet your bottom dollar there'll be some sort of shake-up - two couples have to go.

Maybe there'll be three couples in the dance-off, with the bottom two leaving.

GarthC
21 Nov 2008 20:21

Hey guys,

Think someone should re-colour the little tab at the top of the page with my picture in it please?

Ecstatic to still be there

G

WhiteSockGirl
21 Nov 2008 20:30

Hey guys,

Think someone should re-colour the little tab at the top of the page with my picture in it please?

Ecstatic to still be there

G


kwa kwa kwa kwa,...  colour the man in!!!

Brown Shuga
21 Nov 2008 20:34

<<<Maybe there'll be three couples in the dance-off, with the bottom two leaving>>> Makes sense...

tl tl tl tl tl tl tl tl tl tl tl @ Garth's comment...

You're making history man!! Oh wait a minute.....what if you get voted off again next week? All those emotions all over again?
Oooh but you looked hottttt in that uniform man! Was Jax in a nurse uniform when you got home? lol

Beyonce
21 Nov 2008 20:37

LoL at Garth... you are something else :)

Luke
21 Nov 2008 20:39

Think someone should re-colour the little tab at the top of the page

The man makes a compelling point. Consider yourself coloured, Garth. :)

Cande
21 Nov 2008 20:43

Hey guys,

Think someone should re-colour the little tab at the top of the page with my picture in it please?

Ecstatic to still be there

G

kwa kwa kwa kwa buahahhahahhahhahah

Sobza
21 Nov 2008 21:50

haaaaaaaa. This is exactly what Zakeyi did on IWTSG. Anyway I stopped voting when MgOBHI left da show. Ek wonder

Cande
21 Nov 2008 22:26

I also stopped voting then Sobza...

Foxxy
21 Nov 2008 22:32

He he he he Garth, u already here, claiming your place. Your goodbye was touching though... See u in the final...

Cande
21 Nov 2008 22:38

WOW Garth you no longer greyed out...

Foxxy
21 Nov 2008 22:45

Tessa had 5 points from the judges so worst case scenario is she had 6 points in total. For Garth to have beaten her means he was the most popular (2+5) with the viewers, and she was the least. Well done Garth!

Jax
22 Nov 2008 00:01

LOL! Babe, I never knew you were that PC .........requesting some colour and all ;)

Welcome back TEAM 10!!!!!

LM
22 Nov 2008 05:20

LMAO @ Garth. Am glad you are back man, wasnt happy about what went down on Thursday neway! all the best baba...

Toxic
22 Nov 2008 08:40

So this actually means ANELE would have left. Pitted against the 'darling' of the show, there's no way Tessa would have left.

Stel
22 Nov 2008 09:14

I think it's most unfortunate that this happened, but hey, It Happens! I am just pleased that the producers have admitted there was an error - nice, honest stuff.

belz
22 Nov 2008 09:23

LMAO!!! @ Garth!!! jumping up and down at the same time, im so excited that you're back, i knew Anele was supposed to go!! But this is unacceptable maan.

mjj
22 Nov 2008 10:10

TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the 5th Season of the show, how they messed up the computer program does not make sense.....COME ON.......The voting process has to have many checks b4 the final results are given to the producers.........THIS IS JUST SOME BULL @#$% STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOW CREDIBLE IS THE VOTING PROCESS THEN? HOW DO WE KNOW THE PROGRAM HAD NO ERRORS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW????????????

Any BBA blog? I need to vent my anger to something else, not to this stupid fiasco.....

Hi Garth!!!!

odie
22 Nov 2008 14:01

Someone didnt do their work. i am so dissapointed. 
i stopped watching last week because this guys didnt really invest much into the show like the previous years. they are always having technical problems, mikes not working, poor sound quality. 
m dissapointed. 

Kakapana
22 Nov 2008 15:54

Adil was demand 2 know his results,he suspects that there might have been a computer glitch when he was voted off

Kakapana
22 Nov 2008 15:55

Demanding

Brown Shuga
22 Nov 2008 16:07

Please tell Adil, the votes were re-checked and we can confirm that he made it onto the show by mistake!!

micklain
22 Nov 2008 16:10

What a joke!!!! If the best dancer of the show ends up in the bottom 2 then the public are blind and stupid AND Stricly Come Dancing should be called Strictly Come Voting or Miss/Mr Popularity .....Judges u can all go home!!!

Kakapana
22 Nov 2008 20:49

ngizomtsela ngimbonaphi??

sweetie my baby
23 Nov 2008 21:10

i wasn't feeling this show at all, but after his little chirp about wanting to be coloured back in, i am feeling a deep and abiding laaaahv for garth, what a character!!! am gonna vote for him like crazy!!

ha ha ha ha ha, glad to see you're back in living colour, my man!!

sweetie my baby
23 Nov 2008 21:10

i wasn't feeling this show at all, but after his little chirp about wanting to be coloured back in, i am feeling a deep and abiding laaaahv for garth, what a character!!! am gonna vote for him like crazy!!

ha ha ha ha ha, glad to see you're back in living colour, my man!!

GarthC
24 Nov 2008 00:20

Hey there everyone, thanks for all the support and good wishes AND for putting some colour back into my cheeks. ;)

Now, do you think it'd be possible to change my profile that says i am no longer in the show? Hmm.... Please :(

Just sent off my blog for this week, it should be up by tomorrow night.

Jax
24 Nov 2008 00:23


Garth not being "coloured in" had nothing to do with a computer glitch..............
...........They just ran out of crayons!!!!!!!!!

(Haven't you seen the size of him?)

;)

GarthC
24 Nov 2008 00:23

UHM..... GUYS... Don't you think this article should be headed "Computer error saves Tessa/Anele!" Seeing that we shouldn't have been in the dance off anyhow?

Brown Shuga
24 Nov 2008 06:05

Ooh Garth and your demands. How about we just give you Admin powers while we are at it? LOL

Cande
24 Nov 2008 07:49

What a joke!!!! If the best dancer of the show ends up in the bottom 2 then the public are blind and stupid AND Stricly Come Dancing should be called Strictly Come Voting or Miss/Mr Popularity .....Judges u can all go home!!!

Popularity also counts here, hence they brought in celebrities....Its a pity Tessa is not well known that gives Rob & Mary an opportunity to take the crown..Yipeeeee

dali
24 Nov 2008 08:05

im just glad its not hlubi who's coming back, they can even bring back judith for all i care as long as its not hlubi!!!!!!!!!

good luck for this week garth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maddie
24 Nov 2008 08:09

I'm not wasting my money ever again on these sms competitions. No more

carino
24 Nov 2008 08:10

heheheheh... I they should recheck Week7's resultds as well... What if Gugu was  Gugu was also a victim of this?..... Just like Mzoxolo...

TerryN
24 Nov 2008 08:14

Computer error?
u joking? how do we trust the results now? So who was eliminated on week 5?
What if Hlubi was put also put up in error? Are there no independent auditors?


Cande
24 Nov 2008 08:16

A computer can never make an error, it was a man-made error..BAD programming....

GarthC
24 Nov 2008 00:20

Hey there everyone, thanks for all the support and good wishes AND for putting some colour back into my cheeks. ;)

Now, do you think it'd be possible to change my profile that says i am no longer in the show? Hmm.... Please :(

Just sent off my blog for this week, it should be up by tomorrow night.

Jax
24 Nov 2008 00:23


Garth not being "coloured in" had nothing to do with a computer glitch..............
...........They just ran out of crayons!!!!!!!!!

(Haven't you seen the size of him?)

;)

GarthC
24 Nov 2008 00:23

UHM..... GUYS... Don't you think this article should be headed "Computer error saves Tessa/Anele!" Seeing that we shouldn't have been in the dance off anyhow?

Brown Shuga
24 Nov 2008 06:05

Ooh Garth and your demands. How about we just give you Admin powers while we are at it? LOL

Cande
24 Nov 2008 07:49

What a joke!!!! If the best dancer of the show ends up in the bottom 2 then the public are blind and stupid AND Stricly Come Dancing should be called Strictly Come Voting or Miss/Mr Popularity .....Judges u can all go home!!!

Popularity also counts here, hence they brought in celebrities....Its a pity Tessa is not well known that gives Rob & Mary an opportunity to take the crown..Yipeeeee

dali
24 Nov 2008 08:05

im just glad its not hlubi who's coming back, they can even bring back judith for all i care as long as its not hlubi!!!!!!!!!

good luck for this week garth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maddie
24 Nov 2008 08:09

I'm not wasting my money ever again on these sms competitions. No more

carino
24 Nov 2008 08:10

heheheheh... I they should recheck Week7's resultds as well... What if Gugu was  Gugu was also a victim of this?..... Just like Mzoxolo...

TerryN
24 Nov 2008 08:14

Computer error?
u joking? how do we trust the results now? So who was eliminated on week 5?
What if Hlubi was put also put up in error? Are there no independent auditors?


Cande
24 Nov 2008 08:16

A computer can never make an error, it was a man-made error..BAD programming....

Renegade
24 Nov 2008 09:26

Lol, this is funny! They must take us for fools. Nna I never trusted these public voting things. It's like Luke said, who audits the auditors?

Renegade
24 Nov 2008 09:26

Lol, this is funny! They must take us for fools. Nna I never trusted these public voting things. It's like Luke said, who audits the auditors?

I C the TRUTH
24 Nov 2008 11:12

Why I ask is it that in Season 5 of such a highly rated program is there NOW a "technical glitch"?Do these producers really think we're that STUPID!yes i suppose this calls for more viewers & ratings are probably going to soar for about 1 week & then what??Are people really going to fall for this?do people  really want garth for the winner?can viewers not see the differnce in the dancing? 

Cindy, rob and tessa are by far the better dancers in this competition. anele's time is also up cos she has lost that sparkle that she had. is it because hayley and hhp won a season(or something) so NOW she cannot loose? agge man come on it's a competion, u cannot win everytime u enter. as it is she's doing all the work and granite just stands there ke tsipa nd ngesonto eleholule wazama ukwenza tswalatsa. cindy is really the one to look out for but i think tessa is the BIGGEST competition so they will rather get rid of her. rob is the star of the show. it seems like every time tessa and grant do well people try and push them down, way down! don't people listen to judges anymore, those peopl;e are ther for a reson, they know dansing better than anyone so shouldn't we listen to them if only for an idea of what a certan dance is about. 

Would they give a couple a hi score if they not worth it? i don't think sowhy would tyron have told rob that his s[pastic, if tessa is really a favoret why would she have been in the dace off, and would they have really told cindy's partner, jonothin, that he's choreogrefy lacks imagination? it seems though that ther is a favoret and the people that be want their favorit, favorit to win.

So tell me again why are we voting? it definitly isn't for my heatlh cos it's gone down the tube since my favorit got voted off. i think i'll vote for the 2 top couples robisto (twakkie, robbie, the man with the master plan) nd mary nd tessa nd grant, (u talk about garth's a$$ have u seen this man's?? nd he's very easy on the eyes too, yumm yumm). 

i am a silent observer nd finaly felt the need to say my say, i don't belong to nobodies family, im not anybody's fan just a like my name says: i c the truth

TerryN
24 Nov 2008 11:37

who audits the auditors?

LOL @ Renegade....
That's a good question

I C the TRUTH
24 Nov 2008 11:12

Why I ask is it that in Season 5 of such a highly rated program is there NOW a "technical glitch"?Do these producers really think we're that STUPID!yes i suppose this calls for more viewers & ratings are probably going to soar for about 1 week & then what??Are people really going to fall for this?do people  really want garth for the winner?can viewers not see the differnce in the dancing? 

Cindy, rob and tessa are by far the better dancers in this competition. anele's time is also up cos she has lost that sparkle that she had. is it because hayley and hhp won a season(or something) so NOW she cannot loose? agge man come on it's a competion, u cannot win everytime u enter. as it is she's doing all the work and granite just stands there ke tsipa nd ngesonto eleholule wazama ukwenza tswalatsa. cindy is really the one to look out for but i think tessa is the BIGGEST competition so they will rather get rid of her. rob is the star of the show. it seems like every time tessa and grant do well people try and push them down, way down! don't people listen to judges anymore, those peopl;e are ther for a reson, they know dansing better than anyone so shouldn't we listen to them if only for an idea of what a certan dance is about. 

Would they give a couple a hi score if they not worth it? i don't think sowhy would tyron have told rob that his s[pastic, if tessa is really a favoret why would she have been in the dace off, and would they have really told cindy's partner, jonothin, that he's choreogrefy lacks imagination? it seems though that ther is a favoret and the people that be want their favorit, favorit to win.

So tell me again why are we voting? it definitly isn't for my heatlh cos it's gone down the tube since my favorit got voted off. i think i'll vote for the 2 top couples robisto (twakkie, robbie, the man with the master plan) nd mary nd tessa nd grant, (u talk about garth's a$$ have u seen this man's?? nd he's very easy on the eyes too, yumm yumm). 

i am a silent observer nd finaly felt the need to say my say, i don't belong to nobodies family, im not anybody's fan just a like my name says: i c the truth

Taurus
24 Nov 2008 11:49

TEAM 10 - WELCOME BACK

The interesting thing though is how Garth and Hayley will be treated by the judges!!!!!!

When Hlubi was eliminated, I was given the dagger eyes from all angles the following week.

Having watched the show over and over again, even Tyrone agreed and congratulated SA viewers on voting correctly and mentioned that the dance off (Anele and Garth) was called PERFECTLY, little did he and the rest of Mzani know that who ever was driving the machine made a mistake - machines don’t make mistakes, they are fed info -

So I wander how the judges feel about this situation and turn of events. Will they be gunning for Team 10 like they did me and Sarah? I know I was not the worst and if you listened to Anele's VT during last Thursday show - She mentioned that a certain gentleman did not cross and close his feet throughout his dance routine - yet my technique and VW was done to the TEE subject to a little timing issues, but the bottom line is I did the dam thing rite - yet my rendition was declared as the WORST VW EVER!!!!! Makes you wonder.!!!!!

Anyway, be that as it may, no sour grapes, my time on the show had come and gone. It will be interesting to see what happens on Thursday.

BIG UPS to RADPIBULL in coming clean, its not easy to go back to public and acknowledge a mistake that could easily been covered up if they wanted. It takes balls, SERIOUS BALLS. I also understand that one of the many MISS SA pageants, the wrong winner of the coveted prize was announced by mistake and sadly never corrected it – therefore the wrong Miss SA enjoyed the spoils!!!! Wonder what happened to the lady who was meant to win – Afterall a prize such as MISS SA opens a lot of doors and opportunities – poor thing could be married to some Sheik or something and lived a Jet set life of the rich and famous, perhaps she ended up with one Joseph from Kilpspruit and living in a shoebox in Jacaria informal settlement or something!!!! 

SCD - Well done on coming clean, pitty about the image of SCD and the public, I am sure in time it will be water under the bridge

So Garth made the semi Finals hey – As he always stated – YOU JUST NEVER KNOW, PUBLIC VOTES COUNT!!!!!

Wonder if the competition will be won thanks to popularity than actually good technique on the dance floor. 

For those that don’t know, the hottest couple in SCD this past season, Khutso and Seipati were last night crowned the new South African Latin American Champions and will once again represent SA internationally. They are off to Austria this week to make Mzanzi Proud!!!!!

Beyonce
24 Nov 2008 11:57

>>> I also understand that one of the many MISS SA pageants, the wrong winner of the coveted prize was announced by mistake and sadly never corrected it – therefore the wrong Miss SA enjoyed the spoils!!!! Wonder what happened to the lady who was meant to win – Afterall a prize such as MISS SA opens a lot of doors and opportunities – poor thing could be married to some Sheik or something and lived a Jet set life of the rich and famous, perhaps she ended up with one Joseph from Kilpspruit and living in a shoebox in Jacaria informal settlement or something!!!!<<< 

@Taury-- you have to tell me which Miss SA is this, I really need to know{for my research at school :) }

TerryN
24 Nov 2008 11:37

who audits the auditors?

LOL @ Renegade....
That's a good question

Taurus
24 Nov 2008 11:49

TEAM 10 - WELCOME BACK

The interesting thing though is how Garth and Hayley will be treated by the judges!!!!!!

When Hlubi was eliminated, I was given the dagger eyes from all angles the following week.

Having watched the show over and over again, even Tyrone agreed and congratulated SA viewers on voting correctly and mentioned that the dance off (Anele and Garth) was called PERFECTLY, little did he and the rest of Mzani know that who ever was driving the machine made a mistake - machines don’t make mistakes, they are fed info -

So I wander how the judges feel about this situation and turn of events. Will they be gunning for Team 10 like they did me and Sarah? I know I was not the worst and if you listened to Anele's VT during last Thursday show - She mentioned that a certain gentleman did not cross and close his feet throughout his dance routine - yet my technique and VW was done to the TEE subject to a little timing issues, but the bottom line is I did the dam thing rite - yet my rendition was declared as the WORST VW EVER!!!!! Makes you wonder.!!!!!

Anyway, be that as it may, no sour grapes, my time on the show had come and gone. It will be interesting to see what happens on Thursday.

BIG UPS to RADPIBULL in coming clean, its not easy to go back to public and acknowledge a mistake that could easily been covered up if they wanted. It takes balls, SERIOUS BALLS. I also understand that one of the many MISS SA pageants, the wrong winner of the coveted prize was announced by mistake and sadly never corrected it – therefore the wrong Miss SA enjoyed the spoils!!!! Wonder what happened to the lady who was meant to win – Afterall a prize such as MISS SA opens a lot of doors and opportunities – poor thing could be married to some Sheik or something and lived a Jet set life of the rich and famous, perhaps she ended up with one Joseph from Kilpspruit and living in a shoebox in Jacaria informal settlement or something!!!! 

SCD - Well done on coming clean, pitty about the image of SCD and the public, I am sure in time it will be water under the bridge

So Garth made the semi Finals hey – As he always stated – YOU JUST NEVER KNOW, PUBLIC VOTES COUNT!!!!!

Wonder if the competition will be won thanks to popularity than actually good technique on the dance floor. 

For those that don’t know, the hottest couple in SCD this past season, Khutso and Seipati were last night crowned the new South African Latin American Champions and will once again represent SA internationally. They are off to Austria this week to make Mzanzi Proud!!!!!

Beyonce
24 Nov 2008 11:57

>>> I also understand that one of the many MISS SA pageants, the wrong winner of the coveted prize was announced by mistake and sadly never corrected it – therefore the wrong Miss SA enjoyed the spoils!!!! Wonder what happened to the lady who was meant to win – Afterall a prize such as MISS SA opens a lot of doors and opportunities – poor thing could be married to some Sheik or something and lived a Jet set life of the rich and famous, perhaps she ended up with one Joseph from Kilpspruit and living in a shoebox in Jacaria informal settlement or something!!!!<<< 

@Taury-- you have to tell me which Miss SA is this, I really need to know{for my research at school :) }

Taurus
24 Nov 2008 13:36

Its hear say - Dont take to heart -

Cande
24 Nov 2008 13:42

For those that don’t know, the hottest couple in SCD this past season, Khutso and Seipati were last night crowned the new South African Latin American Champions and will once again represent SA internationally

WOW, thanx for the info Taurus...
those two look good together, and i wish them the best of luck

Nonny
24 Nov 2008 13:51

WOW Anele must thank her God, ancestor, sangomas, inyanga, the whole crew that saved her, coz we all know it was her that supposed to go.

It's gret to have u back Garth, goodluck.

Taurus
24 Nov 2008 13:36

Its hear say - Dont take to heart -

Cande
24 Nov 2008 13:42

For those that don’t know, the hottest couple in SCD this past season, Khutso and Seipati were last night crowned the new South African Latin American Champions and will once again represent SA internationally

WOW, thanx for the info Taurus...
those two look good together, and i wish them the best of luck

Nonny
24 Nov 2008 13:51

WOW Anele must thank her God, ancestor, sangomas, inyanga, the whole crew that saved her, coz we all know it was her that supposed to go.

It's gret to have u back Garth, goodluck.

AudreyW
24 Nov 2008 15:04

The public are seriously blind.  There is no way Tessa deserves to be in the dance-off.  She is the best, with Rob a close 2nd.  

Garth, my man, I love you, but the judges got it right.  The next to go must be Anele..  Seriously, why bother with the dancing if it is just a popularity contest.  It makes a mockery out of why the competition was started in the first place, to find the most improved and best dancer.

AudreyW
24 Nov 2008 15:04

The public are seriously blind.  There is no way Tessa deserves to be in the dance-off.  She is the best, with Rob a close 2nd.  

Garth, my man, I love you, but the judges got it right.  The next to go must be Anele..  Seriously, why bother with the dancing if it is just a popularity contest.  It makes a mockery out of why the competition was started in the first place, to find the most improved and best dancer.

Foxxy
24 Nov 2008 19:28

Has there been an official announcement on tv? I havent seen it..... How are poeple supposed to know they's still supposed to be voting for Garth?

Foxxy
24 Nov 2008 19:28

Has there been an official announcement on tv? I havent seen it..... How are poeple supposed to know they's still supposed to be voting for Garth?

Jax
24 Nov 2008 21:12

Foxxy ~ Has there been an official announcement on tv? I havent seen it..... How are poeple supposed to know they's still supposed to be voting for Garth? 

That is EXACTLY my concern Foxxy!!!

It irks me that some people now think Garth just got a “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card!” and now has an advantage in the competition.
In fact – Garth has “scored” NOTHING out of this mishap. He was not supposed to even be in the dance off, never mind being eliminated. (Thanks to all the loyal TEAM 10 supporters). 

Now he has lost out on votes AND rehearsal time that he would have still had if all of this had not gone down. What’s more is it is also clear that the judges want him gone. SO he is in fact at an extreme DISADVANTAGE to the other contestants!

It’s also a huge mental/emotional gear shift! Can you imagine working for something continuously for over 3 months and then being told it’s over? You come to terms with it, mentally and emotionally accept the out-come, say good bye & thank you to everyone you grew close to, step down with amazing dignity and pride AND THEN ……….. you get a call saying “Haha! You back in!” It’s insane. Never mind focusing on his dance moves and choreography, the poor guy now also has all this controversy and drama on his brain and all these queries from the press and public to deal with.
EISH!

My biggest concern is that many people do not know they are BACK in the competition!!!
As you can imagine this is costing them countless votes from supporters who still aren’t aware that their elimination was a mistake!!!!!!!!!!


SCD is said to have over 1 million viewers – so in other words over 1 million viewers watched TEAM 10 LEAVE the show …. How on earth are all those viewers going to know it was a mistake unless they do an announcement on the same MEDIUM as which it happened? Not all SCD viewers read the papers or listen to radio….. and up until yesterday some newspapers were STILL publishing articles that TEAM 10 were OUT! Eeeeeeck!

On Sunday, a guy came up to Garth in the gym and asked why they were still rehearsing. Garth explained the situation to him to which the guy replied: “Oh, sh*t! I thought you were off so I started voting for Rob ‘cause I want a guy to win…. but you were my favorite!”
Now as close and lovey-dovey as what Garth and Rob have become …. I can guarantee you Garth does NOT want to be giving away any of his votes to any of the other competitors, regardless of what good friends they’ve become. This is STILL a competition!
So not only is Garth LOSING votes but the other competitors could actually be SCORING votes from this incident.

Anywaaaaaaay, all we can do from our side is try to create as much awareness as possible to let people know they still in the comp.
We really can’t complain too much though ….. at least Rapid Blue came forward and admitted the mistake which shows the legitimacy of the show and at least we STILL got our TEAM 10 in the game! Guess that’s all that counts.

As can be expected – Garth has dealt with the situation in a most gracious manner … yes, he actually IS a real gentleman …. All that ruff-stuff is just a façade (sssshhhhh …. Don’t let him hear me but I’m sure you’ve all noticed his just a big marshmallow inside).

His shooting schedule is a nightmare this week …. WORSE than it has EVER been since starting with SCD …… OH the IRONY of it all ………. But TVSA didn’t label him the “king of perseverance” for nothing and I can assure you he is determined to apply himself with the same attitude and opt

Jax
24 Nov 2008 21:12

Foxxy ~ Has there been an official announcement on tv? I havent seen it..... How are poeple supposed to know they's still supposed to be voting for Garth? 

That is EXACTLY my concern Foxxy!!!

It irks me that some people now think Garth just got a “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card!” and now has an advantage in the competition.
In fact – Garth has “scored” NOTHING out of this mishap. He was not supposed to even be in the dance off, never mind being eliminated. (Thanks to all the loyal TEAM 10 supporters). 

Now he has lost out on votes AND rehearsal time that he would have still had if all of this had not gone down. What’s more is it is also clear that the judges want him gone. SO he is in fact at an extreme DISADVANTAGE to the other contestants!

It’s also a huge mental/emotional gear shift! Can you imagine working for something continuously for over 3 months and then being told it’s over? You come to terms with it, mentally and emotionally accept the out-come, say good bye & thank you to everyone you grew close to, step down with amazing dignity and pride AND THEN ……….. you get a call saying “Haha! You back in!” It’s insane. Never mind focusing on his dance moves and choreography, the poor guy now also has all this controversy and drama on his brain and all these queries from the press and public to deal with.
EISH!

My biggest concern is that many people do not know they are BACK in the competition!!!
As you can imagine this is costing them countless votes from supporters who still aren’t aware that their elimination was a mistake!!!!!!!!!!


SCD is said to have over 1 million viewers – so in other words over 1 million viewers watched TEAM 10 LEAVE the show …. How on earth are all those viewers going to know it was a mistake unless they do an announcement on the same MEDIUM as which it happened? Not all SCD viewers read the papers or listen to radio….. and up until yesterday some newspapers were STILL publishing articles that TEAM 10 were OUT! Eeeeeeck!

On Sunday, a guy came up to Garth in the gym and asked why they were still rehearsing. Garth explained the situation to him to which the guy replied: “Oh, sh*t! I thought you were off so I started voting for Rob ‘cause I want a guy to win…. but you were my favorite!”
Now as close and lovey-dovey as what Garth and Rob have become …. I can guarantee you Garth does NOT want to be giving away any of his votes to any of the other competitors, regardless of what good friends they’ve become. This is STILL a competition!
So not only is Garth LOSING votes but the other competitors could actually be SCORING votes from this incident.

Anywaaaaaaay, all we can do from our side is try to create as much awareness as possible to let people know they still in the comp.
We really can’t complain too much though ….. at least Rapid Blue came forward and admitted the mistake which shows the legitimacy of the show and at least we STILL got our TEAM 10 in the game! Guess that’s all that counts.

As can be expected – Garth has dealt with the situation in a most gracious manner … yes, he actually IS a real gentleman …. All that ruff-stuff is just a façade (sssshhhhh …. Don’t let him hear me but I’m sure you’ve all noticed his just a big marshmallow inside).

His shooting schedule is a nightmare this week …. WORSE than it has EVER been since starting with SCD …… OH the IRONY of it all ………. But TVSA didn’t label him the “king of perseverance” for nothing and I can assure you he is determined to apply himself with the same attitude and opt

Tashi
26 Nov 2008 22:03

An update: tomorrow night's dance-off will be happening as we speculated - the bottom 3 couples will go into the dance-off with the judges choosing two to leave.

Each of the 5 couples will still be dancing two dances each so the results show's gonna be 6 minutes longer to accomodate the extra dance-offs.

Toodecent
26 Nov 2008 22:56

hahaha...ok who do we recall manje?The computer,the auditer or Tessa and Grant?Ok truth be told am nt feeling this season.

Tashi
26 Nov 2008 22:03

An update: tomorrow night's dance-off will be happening as we speculated - the bottom 3 couples will go into the dance-off with the judges choosing two to leave.

Each of the 5 couples will still be dancing two dances each so the results show's gonna be 6 minutes longer to accomodate the extra dance-offs.

Toodecent
26 Nov 2008 22:56

hahaha...ok who do we recall manje?The computer,the auditer or Tessa and Grant?Ok truth be told am nt feeling this season.

Hera
27 Nov 2008 12:49

I feel I must agree, this is a popularity competision and the best dancers shouldn't be in the dance off. But if the voters wasn't allowed to give a in put how many of us would really be watching?? And for the computer error, whatever? Computer does not have brains and can't make errors only humans can make errors. So do not blame the computer!!! 

Good luck Garth and Tessa. I am voting and hoping to see you in the final you guys really give your best!!!

Toxic
27 Nov 2008 15:59

can't wait for tonight!!!

Nonny
27 Nov 2008 16:06

An update: tomorrow night's dance-off will be happening as we speculated - the bottom 3 couples will go into the dance-off with the judges choosing two to leave.
Interesting, I hope I will be infront of my tv at that time, I just find it so hard to be at home by 19h30.

carino
27 Nov 2008 16:22

Honestly, Im only gon watch at 21:45...
Seriously, this season is a bit boring and the computer's wildcard exercise didnt help much.

Toxic
27 Nov 2008 15:59

can't wait for tonight!!!

Nonny
27 Nov 2008 16:06

An update: tomorrow night's dance-off will be happening as we speculated - the bottom 3 couples will go into the dance-off with the judges choosing two to leave.
Interesting, I hope I will be infront of my tv at that time, I just find it so hard to be at home by 19h30.

carino
27 Nov 2008 16:22

Honestly, Im only gon watch at 21:45...
Seriously, this season is a bit boring and the computer's wildcard exercise didnt help much.

fan33
28 Nov 2008 15:56

Okay, so how about a conspiracy theory on this...the only way the judges could get rid of Garth was to get him in the dance off.  That was not possible given the fact that viewers kept voting him to No 1.  By getting him eliminated last week they ensure that the viewer votes for him went down this week...since nobody knew he was still on the show!  I only found out when watching the episode last night.  I guess people voted like mad to keep him in but it was too late.  Cunning plan.

fan33
28 Nov 2008 15:56

Okay, so how about a conspiracy theory on this...the only way the judges could get rid of Garth was to get him in the dance off.  That was not possible given the fact that viewers kept voting him to No 1.  By getting him eliminated last week they ensure that the viewer votes for him went down this week...since nobody knew he was still on the show!  I only found out when watching the episode last night.  I guess people voted like mad to keep him in but it was too late.  Cunning plan.

Shanjah
28 Nov 2008 19:55

"Okay, so how about a conspiracy theory on this...the only way the judges could get rid of Garth was to get him in the dance off. That was not possible given the fact that viewers kept voting him to No 1. By getting him eliminated last week they ensure that the viewer votes for him went down this week...since nobody knew he was still on the show! I only found out when watching the episode last night. I guess people voted like mad to keep him in but it was too late. Cunning plan."

Hmmmmm .......... makes sense.

Shanjah
28 Nov 2008 19:55

"Okay, so how about a conspiracy theory on this...the only way the judges could get rid of Garth was to get him in the dance off. That was not possible given the fact that viewers kept voting him to No 1. By getting him eliminated last week they ensure that the viewer votes for him went down this week...since nobody knew he was still on the show! I only found out when watching the episode last night. I guess people voted like mad to keep him in but it was too late. Cunning plan."

Hmmmmm .......... makes sense.

GarthC
29 Nov 2008 08:55

I am now supporting Rob and Mary for the title, sms 2 to 34766!!

I Love all you guys but I have never been a fence sitter and I now have to support the thorn among the roses. Chukkas to you all.

Kyle OBrien
08 Dec 2008 11:01

Serioulsy guys... you guys are so pathetic...

HAha I would've given anything to see you make an honest mistake and have like 66 replies commenting on how low you are or how incompetent you are or how you favouritize people. LOL get real!!!!

OMW i've never seen such pathetic comments.

Garth you and Hailey were good. BUt you had brilliant competition. I've been dancing for 5 years. I'm sorry Grant you were not as good as the rest you were up against. Like i said you were good just as Lilian said :" You're just not a dancer".

Therefore to the rest of you. Grant going out was no "conspiracy theory"!! Haha how sad. Let the man leave with dignity. 

Rob and MAry, Tessa and Grant and Cindy and Jonathan were better. I personally never voted for Grant.

HAha okay one more thing - The judges wanted to get rid of Garth????? WTF guys!
This is reality tv. HAving a really bad guy in amongst really good people is what makes reality tv and makes money. If anything Garth and Hailey would have been kept in to challenge the public.

Wow guys basically. Get over yourselves. You guys aren't private detectives and there are no soaps in this reality TV series. And another thing. WE aren't the UK so i don't care what BBC did or didn't do.

Anyway Viva la ROB!!!! Woohoo you're  a dream dude!!


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