I would like to extend a hearty welcome to all of our new YOBI contestants and a hearty welcome back to all of our previous YOBI contestants. This season is going to be our best one yet!
Here’s an overview as to how our YOBI.tv talent contests work.
Each contest consists of a number of preliminary weekly rounds. This season we’ve started off with 40 — but that number could (and probably will) change, usually as a result of our production schedule.
Voting in each preliminary round is open from Noon Eastern time on Monday to Noon Eastern time on the following Monday. After voting closes, we tally the votes and advance the 2 contestants who have the highest number of votes into the Finals. We then clear the vote totals for all of the other contestants, and reopen voting in the next preliminary round. We repeat that process until all of the preliminary rounds have been completed.
The contest finals begin immediately after the preliminary rounds finish. They consist of a number of weekly elimination rounds. We will post the knockout schemes when the finals begin, and the finalists who receive the lowest number of votes in each round will be eliminated according to those schemes until we have our Season 6 contest winners.
A couple of important things to note:
- Votes are set back to zero at the beginning of each preliminary round. This means that your chances of advancing to the contest finals are the same each week, regardless of when you discovered and entered the contest. A contestant who enters a YOBI contest in round 32 has the same chance to advance to the finals as a contestant who entered the contest in round 2.
- All of the voting in all of the rounds of all of the YOBI contests is done by members of the YOBI community. We here at YOBI are not allowed to vote, and we have no part in choosing who advances to the finals or who wins. Members of the YOBI community — in other words, YOU — are in complete control.
- If you advance to the finals during the early preliminary rounds, congratulations! You won’t have to worry about recruiting votes again until the finals, true — but don’t lose touch with the YOBI community, and definitely don’t change your email address without telling us. Every season a handful of really talented artists are eliminated from the finals for legal reasons because they miss our emails.
Best wishes and good luck to all of our Season 6 contestants!
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