I agree with your statement that making this into a controversy is not needed and the judges decision needs to be respected. Esp since the top two teams were predicted these positions by almost everyone. However claiming things that supposedly happened in the judges meeting is counter productive. OP is saying the AJ judge was biased and you're saying the GCC judge was biased. Things are not adding up are they? The whole thing could be explained if TBS committee would release the scoring sheets so people could see exactly how judges were scoring teams and all this discussion will not be needed. However in the UK these things done privately and the only people who know exactly is going on are the judges and team captains.This is actually ridiculous that there is a thread about this. Why can't everyone accept and respect the decision made by the judges and give each team the respect they deserve?
I don't know why it's even being brought up what happened in the judges room. It's funny that you think AJ captain placing Aston 4th has some bias related to it, when none of Kings dancers are even in AJ? And these were the same judges that put Aston first last year?
If anyone was showing a bit of bias, it was this GCC judge who didn't even want to go on stage when it was decided Kings were the winners. I bet if it was Aston, he'd be the first one to volunteer to give them the trophy. Furthermore, this judge put Imperial 6th when all the judges had put Imperial 3rd, which unfortunately (or perhaps deliberately?) brought down their average so that they couldn't place.
Both sets were great and like Murali said, they bring a different appeal with them. If judges felt a team deserved to win again then they would win just like how GCC has won twice, Ishan has won best male twice, UoB/Imperial have consistently placed or won pre 2016. It's a decision that needs to be respected, rather than having bad vibes surrounding it. Some people in this scene just can't accept it when teams or dancers are considered better than them and sadly, this is just making the scene a more political and unfriendly place to be honest.
well, people were complaining that there wasn't enough fire in the circuit, i'd say this is a step in the right direction.So is publicly being salty about placings/not getting into comps just gonna be a weekly thing now?