SPH Band Contest / Jury & Audience
At this point we would like to inform you in detail about our voting system and how we are managing to treat the audience and jury votes equally and independent of the number of fans who are present (always 50% each).
There are a number of ways on how to calculate the votes, but we deliberately chose the fair alternative. First of all, it is important to understand how many votes the audience and the jury award each night.
Each fan can give 3 points (2 points with the first vote, 1 point with the second vote). With 100 visitors, this makes up 300 total votes, with 200 visitors 600 votes and so on; the number of all votes will be stated in the following section ‘overall audience vote’ (all votes will be added together).
In every round up to the final, there will be 2-3 jury members, in the big national finale usually 10-15, who judge the bands in the following 3 categories:
- Composition / Arrangement / Songwriting
- Vocal skills / Musical skills / Interplay
- Appearance / Presentation / Show
The jury members can give between 1 (minimum) and 10 (maximum) points for every category. Therefore, each band can receive a minimum of 9 points and a maximum of 90 points (from 3 jury members). It is very probable that each band will receive a different number of votes. ALL POINTS distributed by the jury members are added up to the ‘total points’ – this is important for the calculation later. With 3 jury members, the maximum number of points is 540 (all 6 bands receive ‘10’ points in all 3 categories) and a minimum of 54 points (all 6 bands receive ‘1’ point in all 3 categories).
To compare the results of all first rounds, we will transform your performances into percentages – always in relation to the overall number of points (jury/audience). We are simply dividing the points of each band by the total number of points. This way, each band receives a percentage of audience points in relation to jury points. At the end, the average of both values (audience / jury) is build, ensuring that the final result is made up of 50% from both values.
179 people are visiting the show and are awarding 537 audience points (179 first votes (2 points) and 179 second votes (1 point)). Band A receives 149 votes, band B 93 votes, band C 80 votes, band D 77 votes, band E 70 votes and band F 68 votes. The jury distributes 303 points in total. Band A gets 38 points (from a max. of 90 points), band B 42 points, band C 43, band D 48, band E 51 and band F 81 jury points. Now the number of points from the audience as well as from the jury is divided by the overall number of points from ALL BANDS, in order to get the percentage for each band – the higher the percentage the better.
For the bands in this example this means:
- 27,75% of audience votes (149 points for band A / 537 total points)
- 12,54% of jury votes (38 points for band A / 303 total points)
- 20,15% overall result (27,75% audience + 12,54% jury divided by 2)
Band B: 17,32% of audience votes, 13,86% of jury votes / average: 15,59%
Band C: 14,90% of audience votes, 14,19% of jury votes / average: 14,55%
Band D: 14,34% of audience votes, 15,84% of jury votes / average: 15,09%
Band E: 13,04% of audience votes, 16,83% of jury votes / average: 14,94%
Band F: 12,66% of audience votes, 26,73% of jury votes / average: 19,70%
This results in:
1. Band A, 2. Band F, 3. Band B, 4. Band D, 5. Band C, 6. Band E.
By rounding the percentages, it can come to small deviations (e.g. adding all band results = 100,1%). In the case that rounding is the decisive factor for 2 bands, we will calculate with the exact values.