Well, I have a suggestion. How about if we had a rule that the host doesn't participate in the contest? The winner hosts and qualifies automatically for the next one but doesn't submit a song in the contest he hosts. In that way, noone could say that his votes would influence someone as not to vote for him. Just an idea PS That would also mean that noone could host 2 or 3 contests in a row thus allowing for more ppl to host.