The performers weren't the only ones being judged today, so were the judges. The entire judging system is to be reviewed.
Presently, the top three from three pools qualify for the finals, regardless of their overall score. That means nine finalists.
However, under the First Past The Post, only top scorers across the board would make top nine.
Under First Past The Post, some of today's finalists would not have made it.Others with higher scores, would have.
Tuhourangi had the sixth highest score in the heats. Today they are spectators.
The pool system, best of three from three, was introduced in 1994.