At 2 hours ago, Croire wrote:
Well there can't be THAT large of difference in skill level between them because....I mean If you put harry partridge up against me it's like....why even try at that point you know? Perhaps the scores should only have 3-4 point difference?
Another valid point, but the counterargument to that would simply just be a restatement of Mark-er's initial argument. These are all good points though, and taking all of them into consideration, there really is no perfect way to organize a bracket that's fair but competitive.
My best suggestion would be to divide all the artists that make it past the open round into four tiers (based on skill), and then have one person from each tier placed into a four-way match-up (with two winners, as stated above.) This way, no one loses hope based on match-ups alone, and no skilled competitors will drop out early on due to being paired up with someone even better.