We went to a comp recently and a couple who are in another grade to us said "You should win that you were clearly the best on the floor" I said thank you but that wont happen and she then said well if you don't I will stand up and "Boo"! I said on no don't do that! We often seem to be the public favourites but deliberately not the judges
Those compliments hep to keep your spirits up the results certainly don't and the level of the people that get back to a final. I look and think I must be worse than that.