- Block re-vote via cookies, IP address, and direct link – prevents multiple votes by the same device
- Facebook or Google+ authentication – prevents multiple votes by the same account
- Controlled launch – prohibits anyone not physically at the event from impacting the results
The voting experience is divided into three rounds, so that people who are not present during a round cannot effect the round after it is over. The emcee opens then closes voting for each round, finalizing the results upon closure. Account authentication and the blocking of re-votes were installed to deter people from casting multiple votes for a match.
Regular Season & Postseason (Semifinals) Voting Format
This style pits one team against another for the entire night unless specified otherwise. Each round teams are awarded points based on how the voting pool went, the winner being the team that received the most votes. Rounds 1 and 2 are worth 3 points. Round 3 is worth 5 points.
Postseason (Finals) Voting Format
3 Teams, Ranked
This style pits teams that won their semifinal matches in one three-way matchup and the teams that lost their semifinal match in another three-way matchup.
Match 1: Team A vs Team B vs Team C
Match 2: Team D vs Team E vs Team F
Each round teams are awarded points based on how the voting pool ranked them. Performances are ranked from 1 to 3, with 1 being the best. In the example below, Round 1 Match 1 has a total of 10 votes.
Team A received 1 first place vote (3 tallies), 3 second place votes (6 tallies), and 6 third place votes (6 tallies); for a total of 15 tallies.
Team B received 3 first place vote (9 tallies), 6 second place vote (12 tallies), and 1 third place votes (1 tally); for a total of 22 tallies.
Team C received 6 first place ranks (18 tallies) , 3 second place votes (6 tallies) , and 1 third place vote (1 tally); for a total of 25 tallies.
Based on the scenario above; Team C is awarded 3 points, Team B is awarded 2 points, and Team A is awarded 1 point for the round.
Vocal Virtuoso & Star Squad (Regular Season Only)
Apart from being the winner of a match, members are eligible to win bar tabs if they are declared the top performance of the night. This is determined by the highest percentage of votes amongst similar matches. Solo match winners (Vocal Virtuoso) compete against other solo match winners and group match winners (Star Squad) compete against other group match winners. The evening’s overall winners of the night are decided by the highest percentage according to their category, ensuring that a match with the least amount of participation has just as much a chance of winning as a match with the most amount of participation. For example:
Round 1 Match 1 has a total of 10 votes. Solo Singer “A” received 6/10 for 60%. Solo Singer “B” received 4/10 for 40%.
Round 2 Match 2 has a total of 20 votes. Solo Singer “C” received 9/20 for 45%. Solo Singer “D” received 11/20 for 55%.
Even though the winner from Round 1 Match 1 (Solo Singer “A”) only received 6 votes, they win Vocal Virtuoso of the night because they received the highest percentage of votes within their match in comparison to the highest percentage of votes within Round 2 Match 2 (Singer “D”).