QUOTE(Kathryn2 @ Jun 26 2008, 11:32 AM)
No, I think by default anyone who voted for Jodie didn't want Jessie to win. If they didn't care either way, they would not have voted, and if they'd wanted Jessie to win, they'd have voted for Jessie. That's how people's minds work.
Many of those people who voted will not go and see the show - they won't be able to afford it, or won't be able to get down to London, or won't be able to get someone to look after their kids etc etc...
It sounds strange, but to them the TV show is the entertainment event, which they wanted to participate in,
and did so by voting. And to them the role of Nancy is the 'prize' - it doesn't make any difference whether Jessie plays the role on wednesday afternoons, the point is they voted to decide who would get the prize for '8 shows a week', to decide who would 'be Nancy'.
So, the producers can cast Jessie if they want, but in that case the cost of the phone votes should be refunded. The public knocked her out of the competition - they didn't want her to be Nancy. if you're going to put the role up to popular vote - and make money out of the voting -you have to abide by the decision of that vote.
I'm re-iterating this because I think the fact that you like Jessie and want to see her play Nancy has made you miss the point that we've all been making, which is really nothing to do with the stage show, but to do with telephone voting in TV competitions! .
I did like Jessie, but I would have been very thrilled to see either Sam or Rachel in the role. I am disappointed to see Jodie who I don't think has anything to recommend her for this particular role, other than her voice. However, I am consoling myself with RA as Fagin, who I will be very interested to see in the part.
ALL THAT IS IRRELEVANT THOUGH (not shouting, just underlining that is only a preference),
Even if Jessie got alternative, WHICH SHE WON'T AT FIRST, no prize is taken away.
I do agree that people voted for Jodie and that a lot won't go and see her - that is exactly why I hate this kind of voting, because that makes a NONSENSE of the whole voting process, and it was very obvious that Jodie, because of a reality following already, was more likely than some of the others to attract this kind of viewer.
The phone votes can't be refunded, and if someone is stupid enough to vote hundreds of times for something they are never going to see, if Jodie only does a short contract, they will have to console themselves with the fact they have contributed to a young performers fund.
Jodie might have a television offer after 6 months and want to leave herself - are the voters going to chase her for breach of what they see as a contract between them and the production.[/size][/size]
No rules of any contract can be broken, so until you know the exact terms, I wouldn't speculate on what can and can not be done