GC: Iowa City West GTC
1RU: Johnston Innovation
2RU: Linn Mar 10th Street Edition
3RU: Craig Spotlighters
4RU: Totino-Grace Company of Singers
5RU: Johnston Synergy
BB: Iowa City West
BV: Iowa City West
BC: Iowa City West
Best of luck to all I worked really hard on these predictions thank u
Suggestion to the organizers of the Great River Competition. For the Consensus Ordinal Ranking System to work well and protect against one judge skewing the results and giving all judges equal weight in selecting the winner, it would be best to have an odd number of Judges who actively score the choirs. It appears that you will be using 4 judges in the daytime and perhaps the 2 critique judges will be added for finals, yet still, an even number of judges. The reason this could weaken the fairness of the consensus system is that many competitions end up being a shootout between the two best choirs during finals. When this happens the possibility of having a tie between the judges goes way up. At that point, the tie breakers end up going back to the raw score which then opens up the possibility of one judge skewing the results. With an odd number of judges this situation is greatly negated. Last year the top two choirs literally ended up in dead heat with the caption awards (BV/BC) being tied (using consensus). Raw scores were then used to determine the winners. I am not sure if consensus or a raw score tie breaker decided the Grand Champion. Regardless, If you use odd number of judges and the competition ends up being a shoot out between two choirs, the winner will end up being decided equally by all the judges without one being able to skew the results via the raw score tiebreaker situation. Good luck to all the choirs tomorrow it should be a great competition.
Thursday at 4:16 AM (Edited by EichMar129)
lol, I agree!
I applaud all predictions, plus they're fun to look at then compare...but this is one comp I do not see them NOT make finals at. Other than that, your prediction is pretty close to what I was thinking, too. It's gonna be another good one!
I predict a tight race that will once again bring scoring and judging methods into intense scrutiny.
I predict that many story-show fans will want Linn-Mar to win, and that many traditional show advocates will root for Johnston. But, I predict that the judges will remain as fair as possible.
And I predict that I will be shocked with the results no matter how they shake out
However, most competitions don't judge based off of raw scores and in fact only use them in the event of a tiebreaker. I agree with your captions 100% and can see this going both ways by having Johnston and Linn-Mar flip for 1st and 2nd. At Urbandale, Johnston did have 5 more points during prelims however anything could've changed during finals, unless you're refering to a different set of scores