Channel Seven on Wednesday said the programme Vote For Me would audition ordinary Australians who believed they could contribute to national affairs.
A panel of experts will select 18 candidates – three for each of Australia’s six states – before the audience is asked to use mobile phone text messages to whittle them down to one candidate per state.
The winners will receive $6800 campaign funding and receive daily airtime on Channel Seven’s Sunrise breakfast television news show.
Channel Seven said the contestants would be “serious” candidates tackling major issues.
[Source: Al Jazeera]
I can’t believe this…
I just predicted this exactly 10 days ago here. And my prediction is coming true already.
I actually think reality tv would be of more use in politics than it is in other crap by actually giving viewers a better insight into the people they vote for.
All politicians lie, but with more time in the limelight, the viewers can see if they’re good or bad liars 😛