Jury Statements (sometimes called Jury Questions or Scales of Just Us) is a recurring Head of Household competition, usually used as the 3rd part of the Final HOH competition of the season. Thus, it is used to determine who the Final HOH of the season is, securing them a spot in the Final 2.
The houseguests are asked a series of questions about the Jury. Typically each question is to finish off an open-ended statement made by one of the jurors. The houseguests answer either "A" or "B" for one of two possible endings. If they are right, they receive a point. This continues for all the jurors; the houseguest with the most points wins the final HoH of the season.
This competition was usually held in the living room. From season 15 onwards, the competition was held in the backyard. In season 22 it was held in the basement set.
If there is a tie, then the houseguests will take out a chalkboard and be asked a question about an amount of something, whether it be time or an object. Whoever has the closest number without going over wins. If both go over, whoever has the closest number wins.
On Big Brother Canada the questions have a different format and are based on the facts about jurors like the order of events, days, things they did during the season etc. The American version adopted this format during Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US) and Big Brother 20 (US).
The following season, Big Brother 15, the competition was changed to "Tip The Scale," and was set up on a giant scale in the backyard instead of booths in the living room. Eventual winner Andy Herren beat GinaMarie Zimmerman.
The season after, Big Brother 16, the competition name was changed to "Scales of Just Us," but the new set up remained. Eventual runner-up Cody Calafiore defeated Derrick Levasseur, securing a spot in the finals.
Its first Celebrity appearance was on Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US), where the competition was changed from "Scales of Just Us" back to a booth competition called "Hash It Out," but remained in the backyard. Due to the special format of the celebrity edition, it was played at at the Final Four, but was still the Final HoH competition, and so eventual winner Marissa Jaret Winokur won against Ariadna Gutierrez, Mark McGrath and Ross Mathews.
When it next appeared in Big Brother 20, the set up from Celebrity 1 returned, but the name was changed to "Jury Oddcasts", and returned to the original Final HoH format. Eventual winner Kaycee Clark beat Tyler Crispen.
The next appearance was on Celebrity Big Brother 2 (US), titled "Celebrity Lookalike Junior," once again played at the Final Four. Instead of the actual jury members, the statements were made by child actor doppelgangers of them. Eventual runner-up Ricky Williams won against Dina Lohan, Lolo Jones and Tamar Braxton.
Its next appearance was in Big Brother 22, titled "Vinyl Exam", where eventual winner Cody Calafiore won this competition a second time, causing Nicole Franzel to lose this for a second time as well.
List of Jury Statements Competitions
|15||"Tip the Scale"|
|16||"Scales of Just Us"|
|21||"The Jury Is Out"|
|"Hash It Out"|
|"Celebrity Lookalike Junior"|
- Out of the 27 times played as the Final HoH, 20 winners and 7 runners-up have won the competition.
- Besides Big Brother 4 (US), it is always used as the last part of the Final HoH. Due to this, Robert Roman is the only winner of this competition to not be in the Final Two.
- Big Brother: Over The Top is the only US season not to use this competition at all since its debut. Its Final HoH competition was Pull Some Strings.
- Big Brother Canada 1 is the only Canadian season not to use this competition. Its Final HoH competition was similar but used things all of the houseguests said before entering the game, not just the Jury.
- Dan Gheesling, Paul Abrahamian, Nicole Franzel and Cody Calafiore are the only people to ever compete in this part twice.
- Had Janelle Pierzina won either Part 1 or Part 2 of the Final HoH in BB7, she would have also achieved this feat, and she would have achieved it first.
- Enzo Palumbo is the only houseguest to miss out on competing in this part twice.
- Cody is the first person to win this competition twice, as both Dan and Paul won it their first season and lost it their second.
- Nicole is the only person to lose this competition twice.
- Godfrey Mangwiza and Kelsey Faith are the only Canadian runner ups to win this part.
- Maggie Ausburn, Jillian MacLaughlin and Sarah Hanlon are the only winners to not compete in this competition.