I've been really annoyed with Sajid ji's 'entertainment' comment. Yes, the act should be entertaining by all means. However, this is a dancing reality show and therefore the dance component and choreography should be the utmost importance when judging the performances. He has been way too harsh on good contestants with strong choreography. He has been way too lenient to not so good contestants with poor choreography. Because for him its only entertainment that matters. If an act is entertaining with the weakest choreography ever, he will give out a 10 or an 11 whereas strong, good choreography will earn less than 10 points. Its really unfair.
After watching this weekend's episode, I've been very disappointed with the judging panel, most with Sajid and Shilpa. Sajid is a big and huge no no for the judging panel. Shilpa is still okay to bear, however, I find her biased towards certain couples. She gave very low scores to those that deserved higher marks based on a complete overall performance and she gave very high marks to those that didn't necessarily deserve such high marks.
Obviously Terence is the most proper judge on the dance panel being the only one with pure dance knowledge. But there are times where even I don't agree with his judging. A score of 11 should only be given out to EXCEPTIONAL performances. And by EXCEPTIONAL I mean choreography that is above and beyond and a concept that has never been showcased on television before. Something that someone will look at and be like "WOW"! Performances that are not up to that EXCEPTIONAL mark should earn a max of 10.
Having said all of that I have to say that I did not agree with the judging on most of the performances this week. I know I am not as knowledgeable in dance as the judges may be, but I can definitively distinguish between an 11, a 10, a 9, a 8, and a 6 or below! That is for sure.
Every performance should be entertaining, but you can't judge on just the basis of entertainment. Choreography. concept, and execution is a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR component!
I hope going forward the judges judge better than this! So far, disappointing.