NDKay wrote: ↑
03 Jul 2020
I would agree, that in no case the winner should be the one to "blame" for/in this situation ! He just participated in the open Competition.
( joking: I dont think he bribed any person at spitfire
But not forgetting that the winner is an "industry-insider"......again,it´s not the winner to blame for. ....at least, this leaves us with a "strange feeling".
Also i think that HZs Comment got out of "context":
When "some" people really "hateful" go against the winner and offend him for "everything" - that is just plain wrong ! And i think that HZ is going after that "attitude", but like his sentence is standing - it´s kind of bad wording, too !
After all we are all humans, which is our prove of "non-flawless-ness"
So who is to blame ?
The entry rules ? The judges ? Their taste ? Their "ear-fatigue" (after hearing X-times "the same" and then something different comes along) ?
(choose how it suits you
...and even add if you feel the need to )
I think this conversation would never end
Under those definitions, more people would be considered "industry insiders." His primary job is not as a professional composer.
Why does anybody need to be blamed? What for? They held a competition and they chose something they found to be creative and that they liked. The judges included the executive producer, the show's creators, and the show's composer!
That is incredibly important to note. People are trying to say that their choice disrespected the show? How? It was chosen by the executive director, the show's creators, and the show's composer! (yes, I said it twice lol)
And it was never promoted as a competition to have music actually placed in the show. My guess from the beginning was that they were not going to choose a typical score. They hear scores all the time...and tons of drafts. So while many people might have thought the winning entry to be too different, they probably found it refreshing.
As I had quoted Paul in the first post here:
So get writing. It doesn't matter how old you are. It doesn't matter if you've done this before. It doesn't matter what sounds you're using. We're looking for creativity.
So I'm glad HZ stood up for the winner and everybody involved. The people who created the show and the people who handed out the prizes are happy. Everything else beyond that is just whining.
There are better ways to express opinions. People do it here with our competitions... It's simply done by pointing out what your favorite entry was without dragging down the winner or the choice of the judges. You say, "Congrats to the winners! Thanks for organizing this—it was fun. This entry was my personal favorite..." Done. But there are some people out there being very mean with their words and getting very heated about it. It's unnecessary.