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  • User AvatarPhil { Has there ever been a year (maybe excluding the first couple) where we think they’ve just gone in with an attitude of “let’s just let the best act win”? Because the show’s decline is clearly a consequence of all their manipulation. Maybe that’s the aim this year? } – 21 October 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • User AvatarR { When they want a certain type of male winner, eg. Cardle, Haenow, Terry, they don't need to be obvious as the public vote is naturally skewed to vote for them. When they want a different type of winner eg Bailey, Johnson, they need to force the issue, so it becomes very obvious who they want as winner. ie a scorched earth policy. } – 21 October 2017 at 11:19 am
  • User AvatarAndrew { Sacrilege, Alan, first the prawn cocktail Skips and now this 😀 I think in most categories in most years you can generally identify an act they're most interested in and an act they're most clearly regarding as cannon fodder, which is all we mean by alpha and gamma, and that leaves whoever's left as beta. But sure, I agree - there are cases where disinterest seems equal and then there's no point trying to force a fit with the framework just for the sake of it. I think trying to identify alphas per category, rather than just what acts they're interested in, is a useful exercise to the extent that - as Martin says - they generally prefer to try to have some kind of spread of categories in the final. Tricky this year, though! } – 21 October 2017 at 10:25 am
  • User AvatarMartin { That’s a fair point - going into the lives they gave her more of a chance than poor Kiera that year but it was the Louisa show. Last year I still can’t figure out who was supposed to be alpha. I think it similar to the groups this year where none of them were meant to win so they just let them all fizzle out. } – 21 October 2017 at 9:41 am
  • User AvatarMilton { Surprised you left the three judge standing ovation for The Price Brothers out Daniel. Surely that was more than this performance deserved, and is a sign of positive treatment. } – 21 October 2017 at 9:13 am
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