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More changes to Vote for the Girls…

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When I said last year that I had a light bulb idea about the rules on “Vote for the Girls” that I would be introduce a change or two to the site’s rules that “could” alter the site, and it appears one of the new rules may give the moderators on the moderator panel more power on one hand and on another, for the first time ever, another new rule on the site will also give supporters and fans of the female contestants just as much power as the moderators do.

Before the Rising Star finale back in August, I hinted the changes are coming as a result of something that dates back six seasons in the site’s history.

It’s because of a problem that’s been around actually, since I launched Vote for the Girls. I’ve talked about doing something about it and, in fact, I tried it in another country or two to see if it’d work first — we tried it in Italy and Sweden. And it does work, so it got put that into work.

During Season 1 of “Rosta for Flickorna,” the Swedish  version of “Vote for the Girls” in 2011 and season 4 of “Vota Femminilli,” the Italian version of “Vote for the Girls” in 2013 the moderator panel was given veto power.

The veto power gave the moderators the ability to prevent a “Vote for the Girls Loss” when the female contestant finishes runner-up or worse by the public vote.

And I hinted that voteforthegirls.us seemed to add weight to the assumption that fans of the Vote for the Girls site will finally get a role beyond simply supporting the female contestants.

Whatever happens with the moderators if they use the “Moderator’s Save” in a make-up competition, there’s not going to be any wild card picks or any second chances to the moderators’ picks.

It was used as a #VFTGTwist when the moderators unanimously voted anonymously to veto Valerie Rockey’s loss on So You Think You Can Dance.

The question I’ll most likely be asked is, “Why didn’t Vote for the Girls USA use the Moderator’s Save until now?” The response to that question: “There were some factors that have to be put in play because of the Make-Up Competitions of SYTYCD, AGT, DWTS had to be factored in, but when we realized SYTYCD and DWTS seemed more fairer eliminations, I thought ‘How would that work?’ What had to be worked out was the possibility that the Moderators’ Save could possibly be used on SYTYCD in case a girl didn’t win, which proved to be the case. When the Moderator’s Save is used in a make-up competition, the moderators lose the right to choose a wild card for the entire season. In stark contrast, if the Moderator’s Save is used in the other competitions, (The Voice, American Idol, or X Factor) that is a different story. Had the Moderator’s Save been used for The X Factor USA 2, Vote for the Girls USA would have had a perfect season.”

Another change on Vote for the Girls that is being implemented is the Vote for the Girls pick chosen by the public, in addition to the moderators’ picks.

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