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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:52 am 
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I really enjoyed the mercy woman - I am surprised she got through though.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:13 am 
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I'm pretty sure that at one point she sang 'we all neeed eyeeeeees'. Well yes, I suppose we do, if we're fortunate.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:44 am 
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Everyone sounded like they had the Cher vocal effects on them. It was weird!

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:58 am 
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i wondered what was going on, turns out they were using autotuned mics??

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:09 am 
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Really? Fucking hell! I just assumed it was people trying to mimic the autotune on the original records. Deary me.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:15 am 
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well theres been lots of twitter-rage about it apparently, but the program have refused to comment either way!

http://watchwithmothers.net/2010/08/22/ ... ne-deceit/

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:10 pm 
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Yes, the Mercy woman was so loco but I kinda loved her for it. Usually when it was really bad, it was because someone was either really insecure/nervous or just looked a bit... far away. But she was so into it!

I felt really, really bad watching G&S. I mean, it was true, she was good and he was terrible and made weird dance moves, but I felt bad for hi when he was crying so much after. Obviously, he wanted to get through, and he was excited for her but when he was crying and saying "Well, I guess I'm crying because there's so much excitement", my heart broke a bit.

The guy who gave Cheryl the bracelet (and stumbled!) was so, so cute. Bless him.

Definitely heart Autotune quite a bit.

I haven't watched in like three seasons (or however long ago since Leona Lewis was competing) but this year I find myself drawn in again!

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:40 pm 
why is that weird mid-atlantic voice that every contestant (it seems) puts on when singing considered somehow evidence of a good voice? I know this is a bit like getting angry at the tide coming in and then going out but the inevitable layers and layers of conceit and bullshit that the x factor shovels on series after series never fails to impress/appal me

I can see that if a formula works why fiddle with it but the audacity of the fraud the x factor shites out every year and the delight with which the audience swallows it up makes that 'human centipede' analogy although well worn seem rather apposite

any road up, if you want to get on the x factor take a worrying or worried looking mate, get him/her to bark like a clubbed seal barking it's last on a bloodied ice floe, get them to dance in much the same fashion, perform slightly better than them (ideally with that weird mid-atlantic accent), have simon and co deliberate then- quel surprise- ask you to sing alone, step up to the mic and make a perfunctory noise (again ideally with that weird mid-atlantic accent), ditch your mate, get thru' to the next round, job's a good'un

is the clingfilm-like transparency of the x factor conceit the reason people watch it (because they revel in that)? would anyone like to make a case for the x factor being a useful medium for discovering talent? I know the usual position is it's good entertainment and I can't really criticise, I like watching films about gore and breasts (ideally gore on breasts), that's entertaining to me but it's a challenge to find that in the saturday evening teatime tv schedules (I've received no replies from john barrowman as to my suggested change of direction with his 'tonight's the night')

I'm just interested why people like it because I just find myself swearing at the television and despairing when it's on

it's because I'm old, isn't it?

it makes me feel old, older than geri halliwell even


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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:53 pm 
that said, this 'mercy' woman is magnificent!

do they let her thru' to the next round?


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... lfare.html

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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i liked that harmony group that did fight for yr love, and that very brief clip we got of the girl group doing walk like an egyptian, that sounded really interestingly done, i wish wed seen more of that.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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So, am I right in thinking that we all want Diva Fever to win already then?

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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i think you might be right.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:07 am 
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So, what does FYD stand for?

Find your dog?
Fuck your dad?
Five young dickheads?

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:11 am 
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Now we'll never know!

I have a feeling it's Fine Young Dannibals though.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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That'll be it.

Did anyone else think Paije's trousers were a bit small for him on Saturday?

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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i've only seen a couple of episodes of this series, but seriously, what's that Katie one all about?

i predict that Matt chap will win it

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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I saw the bit with Wagner. He was great. If they were all like him I might watch it.


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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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tonieee wrote:
I saw the bit with Wagner. He was great. If they were all like him I might watch it.
he's my new hero. i want him to win it, obviously.

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 Post subject: Re: The X Factor
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tonieee wrote:
I saw the bit with Wagner. He was great. If they were all like him I might watch it.


It's not Wagner. It's Vagner.

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