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Does being the first to audition have an impact on the judges' scoring?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/23/2014 Category: Arts
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TubaDalton

Con

I am a tuba player, as you can tell by my username. I have made North Carolina All-State Honors Band every year since my seventh-grade year up until my sophomore year in high school. This year-my junior year-I was the first to audition. The auditioning process is blind and the order is random. It just so happens that I go first. I play my scales as best as I ever have and my solo perfectly. Yet when the scores come up a day later, I had not made it. However, a week later, after no practicing, I auditioned for North Carolina Governor's School and made first chair, beating the first and second chair students from All-State who were also auditioning for Governor's School, and I'm pretty sure they practiced their butts off. It doesn't add up for me, thus why I'm posting this for debate.
Carthage

Pro

No, it doesn't. Here are the facts we have from your example: You went first in competition 1. You did not make it. A week later, after no practicing, you made 1st chair in competition 2. Using your logic, that after just one example, because of the difference between Competition 1 and Competition 2,the time you played, you made a conclusion you take as true. But there are other differences. Practicing, different opponents, different judges, different place and , (maybe) different music. In an experiment, (this qualifies as one, as your measuring data from an event to support a conclusion), you must have all variables constant save one, the independent variable. This experiment is invalid. Also, back when I was in 7th grade, I had the exact opposite experience. I went first, I made it, when I did not, I didn't.
Debate Round No. 1
TubaDalton

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Carthage

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Yup, I should win.
Debate Round No. 2
TubaDalton

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Carthage

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It's all either in your head, or you just played poorly.
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Carthage

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My arguments are superior. He forfeited.
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TubaDalton

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Carthage

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He forfeited 4 rounds.
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