Do you think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows?

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  1. vikkijov profile image61
    vikkijovposted 9 years ago

    Do you think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows?

    Such as Dancing with the Stars, The Voice basing the winners from the audience picks?

  2. alliemacb profile image88
    alliemacbposted 9 years ago

    No.  The audience tends to vote on personality or, all too often, on cuteness with little kids winning a lot of the reality shows you see on TV.  So many talented people who would probably get farther if the judges made the decisions are eliminated purely to allow kids or people with the right sob story to go through.  Of course, the audience phone ins generate a load of revenue so I doubt we'll see a change to that format.

  3. RunAbstract profile image60
    RunAbstractposted 9 years ago

    Sorry... but I don't think the audience should WATCH most of the reality shows!  Lol!

  4. MickS profile image59
    MickSposted 9 years ago

    Yes, they ought to have some sort of reward for watching the rubbish.

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    Sueswanposted 9 years ago

    I don't think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows  such as Dancing with the Stars because it turns into a popularity contest. 

    I was very disappointed when Derek and Maria were eliminated.

  6. lilian1 profile image60
    lilian1posted 9 years ago

    Here in the UK the general public vote by telephone for the winner when it comes to the finals of the show I think thats how it should be even if we dont always agree with the choices ...

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    girltalksshopposted 9 years ago

    Yes and no. Yes, for the fact it might give a contestant more of a fair chance to make it, while on the other hand...the judges may be better adept at choosing the real talent in the dancing efforts. When the audience picks, it seems to be more of a popularity contest. Whom is best known and liked, otherwise. But, I like being given the opportunity to vote as well. Sometimes, it appears as if the judges have been unfair at times.  Just a thought...

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years ago

    In my opinion, each and every one of these so-called "reality" shows are so far outside the actual definition of reality that they should instead be called "fantasy shows."
    We made the mistake of getting involved in the voting on one of them--America's Got Talent--the year that little Jackie Evancho was competing.  The fact that she did not win, and came in only second convinced me that the whole thing was rigged and pre-decided.
    It is my considered opinion that Michael won ONLY because he was middle-aged, and had less time ahead of him to make something of his career.  I believe that the audience voting was ignored.  When you saw the reaction to Jackie, I cannot believe that she did not win the actual vote.
    I'm done watching any of them...and I never did get into watching the really crazy set-up nonsense such as "Survivor."  Talk about a bogus crock of nitrogenous waste material....

  9. sheryarjavaid profile image61
    sheryarjavaidposted 9 years ago

    Do you think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows?
    Answer is yes.

  10. Leslie_Siegel profile image70
    Leslie_Siegelposted 9 years ago

    Depends on the game show or reality thing. Why don't they do it on Survivor???? They use old contestants who've been voted off to vote for the 1 million dollar prize. It just depends. As for Idol, Voice and DWTS, unfair to totally go on the audience, they have set up big "predictive dialer" marketing computers to dial the singer's number 14 times every 5 seconds. It's allowed, all towns use it now. They should try doing it like elections for president, electorial voting, so unfair too! But in a way, you need input of an audience or who would watch? Maybe a new way to include the audience rather than have their votes count so much.

  11. giopski profile image62
    giopskiposted 9 years ago

    Let's face it, revenues are earned because of those votes coming from the audience.  Without those votes, those shows could simply die a natural death.


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