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2015 Godiva Calling

Voting

Each audience member is given a voucher/ticket/token on arrival at the beginning of the event before the first act starts. None are to be given out after the first act. This is best done at the venue entrance by a member of venue staff. Band members may vote as if they were audience members.

After all acts have performed, audience members are invited to exchange their ticket for a voting form; the audience complete the form and return it to be counted. This is best done at a table within the venue, with a supply of pens, and a box for collecting completed forms. A time limit, eg 10 minutes, should be in place for the voting period as no counting can begin before all votes are in - and time is of the essence at this stage as everyone wants to know the results!

Audience voting forms

Audience members are given two votes per form and will be instructed to vote "1" for their first choice and "2" for their second choice. A correctly completed audience voting form should look like this: 

Band

Your Vote (1= best, 2= second best)

Shed 7

Super Furry Animals

2

Kasabian

The Enemy

Mercury Rev

1

Ash

Counting and ranking the audience vote

Rank the bands from 1 to 6 by counting up the votes given to each band, reflecting that a 1 vote is worth twice a 2 vote. Eg a list of band names with 2 tally marks given for a 1 and one tally mark given for a two.

Band

Tally

Total

Rank

Shed 7

llll

5

6

Super Furry Animals

llll lll

8

5

Kasabian

llll llll l

11

4

The Enemy

llll llll llll llll ll

22

1

Mercury Rev

llll llll llll llll

19

2

Ash

llll llll llll l

16

3

Once all completed forms are collected the counting process takes plane. Audience and judges votes are counted separately. 

The voting form will have clear instructions on voting for first and choice bands. Any forms that have only one vote, or do not follow the instructions are void and not counted.

With the quantity of votes cast it is unlikely that there will be a tie, but if any of the total scores are tied, the higher ranking place should go to the band with the greater number of first choice votes.

Judges voting forms 

Judges are issued a similar form but are asked to rank each performing band from 1 (best) to 5 (least impressed). A correctly completed judges form should look like this:

Band

Your rank (1= best, 6= worst)

Points

Shed 7

5

Super Furry Animals

2

Kasabian

3

The Enemy

4

Mercury Rev

1

10 

Ash

6

Counting and ranking the judges’ vote

Combine the judges scores by assigning points to the judges scores as follows:

  • 1st choice = 10 points
  • 2nd = 6 points
  • 3rd = 4 points
  • 4th = 3 points
  • 5th = 2 points
  • 6th = 1 point
  • No vote = 0 points

This process is designed to give weight to the judges highest rated bands and it ensures that if a judge leaves a vote blank as they don’t feel the band is worth scoring (this has been known) this is reflected in the results.

Rank the results from 1 – 6 from the highest to the lowest score. 

Band

Judges’ scores

Total

Rank

Shed 7

5

3

6

6

-

2+4+1+1+0

8

6

Super Furry Animals

2

2

5

2

4

6+6+2+6+3

23

3

Kasabian

3

6

2

5

3

4+1+6+2+4

17

5

The Enemy

4

1

4

3

2

3+10+3+4+6
26

2

Mercury Rev

1

4

1

4

1

10+3+10+3+10

36

1

Ash

6

5

3

1

5

1+2+4+10+2

19

4

Combining the audience and judges scores

For each band combine the audience and judges ranking scores. This will give you a final ranking.

If any are equal, the band with the higher judges score should take the higher final rank place. In this case first place is tied between The Enemy and Mercury Rev but Mercury Rev have a higher judges ranking so they take final first place. →

The first and second place bands go through from heats to the semi-final, the first, second and third bands go through from the semi-final to the final.

The heat organiser or a member of staff representing the venue or should announce the results from the stage. It is up to the announcer whether just the two successful acts are announced as winners, or whether bands are read out in order of rank.

It should be mentioned that the decision is final, and the results are a combination of judges and audience score, without going into the all the details of the scoring process. 

Band

Audience +
Judges Total

Final Rank

Shed 7

6+6

12

6

Super Furry Animals

5+3

8

5

Kasabian

4+5

9

4

The Enemy

1+2

3

2

Mercury Rev

2+1

3

1

Ash

3+4

7

3