Originally Posted by DarkeSword
That rule is not really about eliminating genre-bias, but making sure that voters understand and take into account what the competition is really about.
Very true, and I agree, voters should always try to adhere to the competition rules on how music should be judged. I may not have said what I meant in the best way. I was merely pointing out that there will always be a subjective element to music, so stylistic or genre preferences may always influence, consciously or unconsciously, how someone perceives the stated judging criteria. That is all, I agree with your statements 100%.