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X Factor Premiere

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Maruuk, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. texasmoose

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    not all of the songs have been like that. and she was probably forced to do those bogus songs from the 'live' shows. she actually did very well on the cover tune she sang @ simon's estate in france.

    IMO, Melanie Amaro is the front runner..........
    However, I'm pulling for Josh Krajcik to take it all.
     
  2. Henry

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  4. Henry

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    I'll miss Nicole. Now if we only could get rid of Simon... :p
     
  5. sigma1914

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    Why don't you like Reid? He's one of the most qualified judges on any show. He knows music and talent, especially more than Paula. His resume' is seriously top notch.
     
  6. Doug Brott

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    I'd already dumped X-Factor by the time that happened. I found it to be a joke of a show because the Judges seemed more content with getting back at each other rather than actually listening to the talent.
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    Nicole was pretty to look at, and she had a few funny lines in the show, but I didn't think she added anything, and most people I know gave up on her most of the way when she chose Marcus Canty over Drew, and totally gave up on her when she chose not to do her job which resulted in Rachel Crow going home.

    I don't always agree with Simon, and I disagreed with him some last year, but he's the last person I'd want to lose...

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  8. Alan Gordon

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    I respect his resume... but I (and others I know) felt he, even more so than Simon, was focusing more on insulting the other judges' contestants more than he was on helping his own contestants be the best they could be.

    I did not care for the fact that he fawned all over Marcus Canty, who seemed to be a stand-up guy, but not as talented as he and the two female judges made him out to be.

    I did not care for the fact that Phillip Lomax, a contestant I thought highly of didn't stand much of a chance of making the top 12 after L.A. gave him a song out of his comfort zone with a way too over the top stage production.

    I felt he was way too hard on some contestants, Drew in particular.

    I felt that someone in his position should be aware of what's out there, but there were multiple songs he was unaware of that were very popular.


    Everyone I know had many of the same issues with him.

    "'L.A. told me,
    "You'll be a pop star.
    All you have to change
    Is everything you are.
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  9. spartanstew

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    Which is exactly why they should get rid of Reid. He seemed more concerned with that none of Simon's contestants won than with anything else.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    The winner was one of Simon's, though.
     
  11. Henry

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    I agree ... Nicole is great eye candy.

    To tell you the truth, when the judges started their phony war against each other, I stopped enjoying the show and became a critic.

    What with Jones' bland hosting and screechy voice-overs, the garish overlit stage, the hype, and the phony infighting between the judges, I just couldn't wait for the end of the season.

    Most of it was/is Simon's fault. He is the show's creator. Something has got to be wrong when the judges' phony banter takes center stage to the detriment of the talent. But, I guess all of the judges were acting out Simon's request ... after all he pays them to do it.

    I had to watch season 1 because my wife wanted a sounding board while watching. In season 2, we have agreed that after the first episode we are free to watch something else.
     
  12. spartanstew

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    Yep, despite Reids best efforts. I don't think it had much to do with Simon, it's the luck of the draw, but he could have easily had 3 of the final 4 just based on talent.
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    Oh, I completely agree.

    I think the idea of the judges mentoring is GREAT, but to make it a competition (other than perhaps some friendly ribbing) was not a good idea, because I think some people got a pass when they shouldn't have, and others got criticized when they shouldn't have.

    Mariah Carey has been rumored to take Nicole's place. I may be a fan of her early work, but I'm not hopeful for her to improve the show if it pans out. I personally enjoyed Cheryl Cole during her brief appearances, but I don't see her coming back...

    We'll see who else he gets...

    The spectacle needs to be taken down quite a bit. Some of the contestants' best performances were during the times when the contestants let their vocals speak for themselves. The music frequently drowned out the contestants voices too... something AI is frequently guilty of as well. I'd like to see both shows do something about that...

    ~Alan
     
  14. Henry

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    Hmmmmm, he dumps Paula and brings on Mariah. Are you reading this stuff, Nick?!?

    If there was a crime commited, it was the times that the voters were mislead by the faux-flattery of the judges. I especially think that Marcus survived as long as he did because of LA's fawning over his erstwhile lackluster performances. He should have never made the finals.

    IMHO, Amaro wasn't the sweet unassuming girl some people are making her out to be. I wonder how many times she forgot to speak with the accent she so tearilly announced to us as her natural one?

    But one thing is undeniable, she could sing!

    Krajcik at least got his name out there. I think he'll be the real winner over the long run.

    Rene? Ask me in a year.
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    I think L.A. had a man-crush on him. Rumor has it that Marcus is getting a record deal alongside Melanie at Epic (with L.A.). :rolleyes:

    If I was in the record business, I could have success with Melanie, Josh, Drew, and Lakoda Rayne... possibly with Rachel Crow, Chris Rene, and InTENsity. I would have liked to have seen more of them to be sure, but I suspect I could have done something with Phillip Lomax, the Brewer Boys, Jazzlyn Little, and Kaitlyn Coch as well... it's been a while so excuse me if I misspelled some of the names at the last.

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  16. Alan Gordon

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    Oh yeah... just in case any of you ASTROnauts are out there, Astro will be appearing on next week's "Person of Interest."

    ~Alan
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Good God.

    Actually debating not watching a show that I like.
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    !rolling !rolling !rolling !rolling !rolling !rolling !rolling !rolling

    My uncle doesn't have a DVR, and they won't be home when it's on, and they'd probably watch "The Finder" anyway, so it's not like he had to worry about it, but I gave him the head's up the other night as well. :lol:

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  19. Henry

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    Yeah, I heard the same rumor re: Marcus. Epic must be a glutton for punishment. :rolleyes:

    I can see all of the contestants, and some of the would-be's, getting a break into the music business... even Marcus.

    You say Astro will appear in PoI? Wasn't that show cancelled? If not, it will be. :D
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Nope... PoI is still going, and expected to be renewed for next season.

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