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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 7/10/2012 11:25:04 PM   
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Or sort her out This show is more fixed than... [insert funny pun here] It's late.

Louis saved her and then sent it to deadlock.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 7/10/2012 11:30:13 PM   
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Amazing that people are suddenly thinking this show is fixed. It was fixed from series one.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 12:00:29 AM   
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Funny how a producer was having a word with him Walsh on the wide shot. Guess they needed those viewers for the first live show

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 10:08:19 AM   
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my top three

Ella Henderson (winner)
wee Asda guy
Scottish lady

Rylan is nauseating camp twat.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 11:34:14 AM   
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Usually in X Factor there is one singer I can kinda like and want to win. Not here. It's so bad this year it feels like the shows producers simply cant be arsed. The fake drama is half arsed, the sob stories are weak, the planned judge cat fights are boring, the singers cant sing, the dancers cant dance, the staging is dated and it no longer even works as camp Saturday night caberet.

The one good singer (Ella?) in the show is so dull and as such an odd mouth I find it really hard to watch her on screen. All I can think about are the various size objects I could throw at her from distance and still get a hole in one in that huge gaping gob of hers. Satsuma? Easy. Orange? No problem. Grape Fruit? Simple. Watermelon? Hmmmmm.

The rest of the contestants are so bland or talentless, and in many cases both, I almost start to feel sorry for them. Almost. MK1 (are they from Milton Keynes? What does this name mean?) were trying so, so hard to be 'urban' but fucks sake, even my dad could tell they have about as much urban authenticity as Justin Fucking Beiber. Boy Band 1? Terrible. Boy Band 2? Terrible but with an extra member. Sharp Suit Jahmen was standing on stage stiff as a corpse, like a Motown Weekend At Bernie's. Kye Sones is stuck in the early 00's thinking that guyliner is still a thing. James Arther and his pained, screeching, shirt tugging warbling, trying desperately to appear like the real deal, and failing miserably. Rylan? Fucking Rylan?! Seriously, there was so much detail in the ITV1 HD picture I could almost see Satan bumming his soul while Louis looked on licking his lips. The Scottish Fairy Woman, who's only talent appears to be to wear flares and shout as loudly as she can, had any kind of authentic rock/soul feeling sucked out by the horrid staging and fake hippy vibes of the backing singers. At least her performance resulted in Louis confirming he is a real hippy at heart and he went to Woodstock...... no, wait, it was just the movie he saw. Someone remind him he is not a jet-setting British super spy, he was never aboard the Titanic and has never piloted an X Wing fighter, those were all movies too. I have no idea who it was that was voted off, but I couldnt tell if she was happy, sad or indifferent as there appeared to be so much botox in her face that anything above her eyes was rigid like concrete, making her look like a terrifying emotionless automoton. And who the fuck was in charge of make up? Judging by the faces of contestants on Saturday's show Homer Simpson is stood back stage with his make up shotgun taking random blasts at each of them before they take the long walk to the stage. X - Factor was once a wafer thin, occasionally entertaining slice of Saturday night entertainment, a glitzy caberet with the occasionally decent singer, a flashy light show and just enough entertainment to kill an hour. Now it cant even manage that.

Someone please, kill it with fire.



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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 1:31:01 PM   
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A bit harsh porntrooper! I think Ella is effortlessly classy with a great voice, the Scottish fairy lady is better than the usual fair and the wee asda guy Jahmaine or whatever is his name is does tend to squeal his tits off now and again but he can also be amazing.
the rest of them dont even register, they're all homogonised pop drones ready for the mincer

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 4:00:26 PM   
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I'm watching the decision on ITV Player, Dermot sounds like he's going to thump Louis

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 4:05:01 PM   
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I'm watching the decision on ITV Player, Dermot sounds like he's going to thump Louis


Dermot "Louis, Downton Abbey is about to start and I need to make a cup of tea during the break. Louis just make a decision... any decision"

Louis "Okay, I save Carolynne"

Producer in Dermot's ear "Oh ffs Louis has gone and fucked it up again. Dermot just keep asking him till he gives the right answer"

Dermot "Who are you SENDING HOME Louis you muppet?"

Louis "Ummmmmm this is the hardest decision I've ever made since I had to pick between strawberry or vanilla. They are both such great flavours Dermot. I love chocolate, but on the other hand I love raspberry ripple too. I don't know which to have. I take it to tie break."


I particularly enjoy the way that the Sunday show spends 50-odd minutes with endless recaps, shitty ensemble songs and desperately trying to relaunch Leona Lewis's career. Which actually means the run out of time to do what the show is actually meant to be doing

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 4:21:12 PM   
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It's all so obviously trying to generate ratings and controversy, but Louis and Dermot still cracked me up. I also quite liked Louis' dig about the Scouser's background as a cruise ship singer. Pitiful year though, Melanie and Ella are the only two that gave decent performances.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 4:22:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

I'm watching the decision on ITV Player, Dermot sounds like he's going to thump Louis


Dermot "Louis, Downton Abbey is about to start and I need to make a cup of tea during the break. Louis just make a decision... any decision"

Louis "Okay, I save Carolynne"

Producer in Dermot's ear "Oh ffs Louis has gone and fucked it up again. Dermot just keep asking him till he gives the right answer"

Dermot "Who are you SENDING HOME Louis you muppet?"

Louis "Ummmmmm this is the hardest decision I've ever made since I had to pick between strawberry or vanilla. They are both such great flavours Dermot. I love chocolate, but on the other hand I love raspberry ripple too. I don't know which to have. I take it to tie break."


I particularly enjoy the way that the Sunday show spends 50-odd minutes with endless recaps, shitty ensemble songs and desperately trying to relaunch Leona Lewis's career. Which actually means the run out of time to do what the show is actually meant to be doing


Love it

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 8/10/2012 8:10:43 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: donethinking

my top three

Ella Henderson (winner)
wee Asda guy
Scottish lady

Rylan is nauseating camp twat.


The campness doesn't really bother me - camp can be endearing.

However, the fact that even when he's receiving good news (going through to the live shows for instance) like he's just walked through the door to find his whole family hanged makes him the most irritating cunt on the box right now!

As irritating as ever that show. The fact that 6 of the final 12 were apparantly scouted and invited to audition in the first place just makes me think that you take less and less of it all at face value.

Alas, even if everyone invlolved in the show were revealed to be rapist, paedophile mass murderers, my wife would watch it religiously so unless I want to go and live under the stairs, I'm stuck with it!

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 9/10/2012 6:45:46 PM   
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Not sure why all the controversy, Cowell pulled the same stunt a few years ago with Jedward. Completely loathed them but saw the potential for ratings and column inches so saved them and sent it to deadlock (the cute Welsh lass Lucy was the unlucky contestant that night). The show will always put sensationalism and media controversy before talent, always has, always will. One of the reasons I couldn't be fucked with it this year, they had a chance to breathe life into it last year, but failed miserably. Sadly its past the point of no return IMO, it can only get worse (if that's possible).

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 15/10/2012 12:37:56 PM   
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Well ITV sure did make up for the controversy of last week. Mainly by hooking choreographer Brian up with what can only have been a shit hot load of drugs until he came up with dancing pandas! That really was one fukked up brilliant piece of TV right there.

After that it was all a bit boring. The wee lassy hit a note that could shatter glass. James Arthur likes pork scratchings and baring his soul on Saturday evening TV. Union J overcame one of the worst showings possible last week to deliver a good boy band performance. And someone went home who I wont even remember in a week's time.

Spoilers (?!) Next week we can see how heavily they are getting behind Rylan with Club Classics week. Not as a theme actually means anything on X-Factor. I'm backing James Arthur to do Kylie's I can't get you out of my head, but in a twisted burnt soul kind of way.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 21/10/2012 9:58:58 PM   
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Awww was so hoping Barlow's 3rd act would go down the pan. But it wasn't to be as MK1were about as urban as a pleasant walk in the countryside. Still, there's hope no-one will vote for Barlow next week.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 21/10/2012 10:04:38 PM   
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But it wasn't to be as MK1were about as urban as a pleasant walk in the countryside.




Still, would rather have them than that drippy fucker Kye though.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 21/10/2012 10:11:00 PM   
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But it wasn't to be as MK1were about as urban as a pleasant walk in the countryside.




Still, would rather have them than that drippy fucker Kye though.


His voice is so weak. I'm not a singing expert but every performance of his, I've heard problems with his voice. Not keeping in tune and his voice waivering. And plus, he's so boring.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 21/10/2012 10:16:41 PM   
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I get really annoyed at them presenting him as some Dick Van Dyke-esque singing chimney-sweep when he actually spent the last couple of years as part of a band doing various festivals.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 21/10/2012 10:28:17 PM   
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But it wasn't to be as MK1were about as urban as a pleasant walk in the countryside.




Still, would rather have them than that drippy fucker Kye though.


Yeah he's dull as ditchwater, and it would have been fun to see Gazza go into meltdown. MK1 were pretty rubbish as well though.

I think the last 3 weeks have shown that the sing-off is pointless. just dump it already. The again just dump the show. It's boring and played out with nothing to give


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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 22/10/2012 10:27:04 AM   
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I've only been dipping in and out of the show this year. can't bring myself to watch a whole episode but oddly can't avoid it completely.

So far only three singers have stood out the half a Jedward act Rylan. the girl with the big mouth and James.

James is the main one I'm wacching as I'm trying to see the exact point he goes from interensting soulful singer to packaged corporate act.
thought he was good this week, his version of sexy and I know it was nearly as good as the you tube version he nicked it off.

A soulful Kylie number is only a matter of time


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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 22/10/2012 1:22:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Scruffybobby

quote:

ORIGINAL: rawlinson

quote:

But it wasn't to be as MK1were about as urban as a pleasant walk in the countryside.




Still, would rather have them than that drippy fucker Kye though.


Yeah he's dull as ditchwater, and it would have been fun to see Gazza go into meltdown. MK1 were pretty rubbish as well though.

I think the last 3 weeks have shown that the sing-off is pointless. just dump it already. The again just dump the show. It's boring and played out with nothing to give



I couldn't agree more. 3 weeks in a row that it's gone to deadlock, they might as well just do it straight on the public vote, but then I suppose it would make it even harder to stretch the show out to hog an extra hour of primetime broadcasting at the weekend.

Personally, I think they should scrap Louis Walsh and got back to having 3 judges - that way the vote/sing off would mean something again. Give them 4 acts each, one from each category. That way neither would be the joke/low priority/also ran category as is pretty much the case with the overs and groups nowdays, barring the odd exception.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 22/10/2012 1:32:16 PM   
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I don't think they're allowed to do it straight on the public vote. I'm pretty sure I read before that they put the sing-off in because otherwise the show was considered too close to Pop Idol/American Idol otherwise.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 22/10/2012 2:11:32 PM   
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Do you really think that would put them off, given that X-Factor has clumsily tried to take some of The Voice's space by encouraging acts that have had careers. Not as that is necessarily a bad thing, until they dress it up (as you note above) as I'm just a chimney sweep looking to get on stage, or I'm a single mum who just sings in the shower.

One further comparison I'd make with The Voice is that some of the songs on X-Factor seem very dated in comparison. For a show who's main critique seems to be "we are looking for a recording star, are you current?" they really hang their acts with some blasts from the past. For example, Loving You is a classic and the high pitches showcased Ella's talent (and got near to shattering my wine glass), but I really don't see that as a song a 16 year old should be singing, unless some of it is phunked up a bit.

This week I'm mostly hoping that Lucy Spraggan goes out and gets so drunk that she can't find her way to the studio on Saturday. And that Kye is revealed to be the latest Toshiba Karaoke singing robot technology.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 22/10/2012 2:33:51 PM   
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If I'm remembering this rightly, it was more of a legal thing. They were sued by the Pop Idol creator because the shows were seen as too similar, so this was a way of making it different.

And yeah, The X-Factor songs are often horribly dated. I can't stand Loving You, always sounds like the singer has forgotten the lyrics halfway through. I was in America until a couple of weeks ago, and the U.S. version of The Voice was blowing this out of the water in terms of enjoyment.

I can't wait for the week when Louis throws Lucy under the bus. You know it's coming, and he's always the first judge to get the boot in when the producers are sick of someone.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 22/10/2012 3:23:54 PM   
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If I'm remembering this rightly, it was more of a legal thing. They were sued by the Pop Idol creator because the shows were seen as too similar, so this was a way of making it different.

And yeah, The X-Factor songs are often horribly dated. I can't stand Loving You, always sounds like the singer has forgotten the lyrics halfway through. I was in America until a couple of weeks ago, and the U.S. version of The Voice was blowing this out of the water in terms of enjoyment.

I can't wait for the week when Louis throws Lucy under the bus. You know it's coming, and he's always the first judge to get the boot in when the producers are sick of someone.


I've been in the US a lot recently too and agree regarding The Voice. But I think its best in the early stages and X-Factor (US) has upped its game with the judges this year. In either case, the talent available in the US means that their UK versions are overall a pale comparison. I'm afraid that the judges in UK X-Factor have become so bland. I don't really think that Tulisa or Nicole want to be there if they could help it. Louis is part of the furniture and I'm sure grannies like him. And as for Gary BarzzzzZZZZZZZZ

I expected Rylan to take the fall this week for "leading Lucy astray" so was surprised when he was still there. His demeanour after the song was different to previous weeks an "I don't really belong here" so I figured a producer had had a word with him and said its bad enough you can't sing, but now you are taking others down with you. So he lost the dancing pandas and his facial hair, but in an anti-Sampson move he became even stronger. It was actually Lucy's best performance so far and the first time I didn't expect Victoria Wood to start accompanying her on piano and hit the last line that "calorie counting is over-rated, I'm a 1 Cal gal" with her.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 23/10/2012 4:17:12 AM   
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I've given up on the UK X-Factor show as it's clear it's not going to get any better. Not a single act stands out and demands my attention, it's all very half arsed and pointless now. The show needs to dissapear for a few years or be re-worked, and it certainly needs Cowell back on the judging panel to keep things at least entertaining in that regard. Comparing it with the US X-Factor as it is showing at the moment on ITV2 and the gap in quality and overall entertainment from the show in fucking huge. With Cowell on the judging panel, the barbed comments and teasing and wind ups of other judges is dryly amusing and the singers themselves can actually perform and sing and look like they may actually be able to decently command a stage and mass audience. It retains the nutters and egomaniacs too, but even they have good potential. Seriously, the gap in quality is staggering.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 23/10/2012 1:28:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: porntrooper

I've given up on the UK X-Factor show as it's clear it's not going to get any better. Not a single act stands out and demands my attention, it's all very half arsed and pointless now. The show needs to dissapear for a few years or be re-worked, and it certainly needs Cowell back on the judging panel to keep things at least entertaining in that regard. Comparing it with the US X-Factor as it is showing at the moment on ITV2 and the gap in quality and overall entertainment from the show in fucking huge. With Cowell on the judging panel, the barbed comments and teasing and wind ups of other judges is dryly amusing and the singers themselves can actually perform and sing and look like they may actually be able to decently command a stage and mass audience. It retains the nutters and egomaniacs too, but even they have good potential. Seriously, the gap in quality is staggering.


I think the show is just past it altogether in the UK - nothing lasts forever, time to end it and, if they must, bring on the next iteration of the ITV talent show formula with something a bit different.

If they insist on slyly roping in experienced performers to compete anyway, why not have a battle-of-the-bands type thing for credible amateur artists or something like that?

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 28/10/2012 8:41:50 PM   
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Fucksticks. Just watched the Saturday show. I was so hoping that District3 would beat Gary to death with huge phalluses (phalli? I dunno, I don't write it a lot and I'm not googling it to find out).

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 28/10/2012 10:13:45 PM   
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Jade was far better than Union K, J or L. Ella has this thing in the bag.

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 29/10/2012 10:20:03 AM   
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Having been at several Halloween parties over the weekend, it seems only X-factor has the ability to take that concept and make it incredibly boring. I guess it doesn't help when you open with that spooky chiller classic Let Me Entertain You

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RE: X-Factor 2012 - 4/11/2012 9:38:38 PM   
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The 2nd most boring person on X-Factor goes home. Leaving Gary with just Cruise Ship Chris

Barlow FTW

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