ABOVE: “Hook” by Blues Traveler, a song from the 1990s, but a perfect way to describe the BB Canada finale of 2013.
I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the “bizarro vote” that took place Thursday night. And I keep coming back to two phrases that keep popping into my head.
The first phrase is one word: intent. The second phrase: correctable error.
When hostess Arisa Cox revealed Topaz Brady’s vote, even she was a bit shocked. And did you notice Dan Gheesling, the BB10 winner and BB14 runner-up, attempting to talk to Topaz while she was melting down?
But I still have the same problem with the voting snafu as I did Thursday night. The first line of defense Arisa threw out was that they couldn’t have everyone re-vote again. My first instinct would be to ask: why not? For the entire season, the Slice Network of Canada insisted that the live shows were just that. The problem is they were taped a few hours in advance each and every time. So there was enough time to correct the error and edit out the blunder. The producers chose not to take that route, so I will leave it to you the readers to ask yourselves why.
It was also clear who Brady wanted to vote for. If it wasn’t clear as she placed her vote, how could it not be clear when she bum rushed the host of the show? But again, the erroneous vote was allowed to stand.
Should Topaz paid more attention to the instructions? Absolutely she should have.
But seeing all the twists BB Canada tried in season one, and how I mentioned earlier that it reeked of desperation, perhaps the producers went to desperate attempts once more. By letting the vote stand as was, and creating a controversy that perhaps shouldn’t have been there to begin with, a second season in 2014 seems much more likely than it was beforehand. The hook that will bring everyone back, if you will.
As you were, people. I’ll be back in June when BB15 draws closer.