The premise of elections is that you are better off with a government and now you get to choose your leaders, pre-selected for you by a small party and their shortlist presented to you as free choice.
Would you agree true democracy should be open-ended and not so constrained? I would be willing to cast my vote for a council-led government. Made up of teams that have demonstrated competency in critical areas.. like a championship based on solving real world challenges.
Society has better systems for eliminating incompetency in sports than they do in government. What if in order to be in politics you had to tackle challenges like poverty, clean water, homelessness, crime etc. on limited budgets and in a reality show format? Then when you become the ‘champions’ of your country you get to tackle the really big challenges and the cameras keep rolling for transparency. How is that for entertainment and change?