Red and Black Day – Case Closed.
Welcome to Red and Black Day on Betsfactor. Today we’re closing the case. Throughout the day there will be posts that I hope will convince you.
The post that has attracted the most attention on this site was this one.
It was a post that pointed out another of the methods the producers are, in my opinion, using to gently suggest to us that we might not want to vote for a certain contestant. As well as judges comments, the position in the show, the number of dancers they get, negative press stories etc etc etc.
It’s one of those simple things that makes you go… “Oh Yeah”.
Red AND Black.
IS THIS THEORY PERFECT AND FLAWLESS?
Red is a strong colour, it’s bound to be used a lot in the series, the problem seems to come when it’s used in a darker sort of way. Add smoke, fire, thunder clouds, hell like connotations and the contestant is this week’s chosen one. Just because it’s used doesn’t mean the contestant is going home. The public still decide, but long term your card is marked. The producers MUST realise using Red and Black is “unhelpful” at best. Get a dodgy VT, negativity from the judges, a duff song in a strange key and THEN red and black, you can jump on those betting markets with confidence that they are likely to be off!
WELL THAT’S NONSENSE – MARCUS DODGED A FIREY RED AND BLACK RUSSIAN ROULETTE BULLET IN WEEK TWO.
We tipped Marcus to go in that week. Listen to this weak performance. Watch the camera angle, what is he singing when there are flames directly next to his face (45 sec in)?! Marcus, you didn’t know it, but without your friends in Liverpool, you were history.
“So just pull the trigger”. They didn’t.
SO WHAT CHANGED?
I think the producers were surprised at the vote in week two, despite the ropey performance and decided to back him. Not sure why he got a duff slot in week three though, probably because, like Little Mix, he wasn’t front of mind at that point. They were still backing the acts Betsfactor told you were not going to last. It was also a week where there were still eleven acts, so every percentage point counted. I think it gets easier to spot what’s going on, the less acts there are. Maybe Lesson Two for 2012 is “leave it a couple of weeks”. This site’s performance has steadily got better as the series progresses.
OK – GIVE ME SOME MORE EXAMPLES.
Well, week three/four I think they’d had enough of Sophie.
MORE, GIVE ME MORE
OK. Which other act hit the bottom two in week four? And what colour was her staging?
HMMMM. THIS IS ALL VERY WELL, BUT OTHER ACTS HAD RED AND BLACK THAT WEEK.
Either the producers are monumentally stupid, or they know exactly what they are doing. All the acts they Red and Blacked were expendable at that point. So I don’t think they cared in week two if Marcus went, Craig looked like their 2011 Liverpudlian. Week four was around Bullygate so Misha could go, but after that they appeared to just change their mind about her. Frankie was also Red and Blacked this week along with Sophie and he survived. His staging, like Amelia’s this week, was much brighter.
DO THE PRODUCERS USE THIS EVERY WEEK?
No. Week Six they very generously decided to let everyone have a non red week, saving it to nuke Craig and Janet in the next two weeks.
OK – I’M ENJOYING THIS. GIVE ME SOME MORE.
Certainly invented reader. There will be more later. Including the thing that just makes it obvious from Sunday night, the strange trick they play each week and the one act that have never been Red AND Blacked.
Who could that possibly be?
GIVE ME EVEN MORE. I’M GOING TO ASK ABOUT MARCUS’ PIANO LATER AS WELL.
Ok – I have a very (self) important post coming very very soon. It’s another quarter baked theroy – but could be a massive massive early warning system.
I STILL DON’T BELIEVE IN YOUR RED AND BLACK THEORY.
Yeah it’s nonsense isn’t it.