X factor USA Season 2

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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    I'm just watching last night's episode. :lol: that after Emblem 3 performed and Mario is talking to the group, musclehead keeps trying to talk, but can't be heard. I doubt his microphone was turned on during his performance either. :rofl:
  2. my little pony

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    who keeps dressing bea like a newsy from the post apocalypse?

    cece really cant sing any of these songs they pick for her. she sounded a lot better when she was a honey badger.
  3. taf2002

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    The football game went over time so my tape cut off before the show ended. I don't know who the judges sent home.
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    Poor kid...I saw she & Cece were in the bottom but she started crying before they ever called her name and she was crying when she started her song. Which judges picked her to go home?
  6. my little pony

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    demi and LA picked bea to go home, britney picked cece. simon said that cece has been in the bottom a lot but this seemed to be very hard on bea and it wasnt her time or she wasnt ready and he sent her home.
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    Maybe Cece will go for good next week. I would like her to take Emblem 3 with her.
  8. puglover

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    How can Cece still be there? I have given up on so many of these shows - they are not really looking for talent - just entertainment. Either that or I really, really need to have my hearing checked.
  9. haribobo

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    Well this one is called the X factor so they are allowed to look for some entertaining people. I don't think its possible to make an argument that Cece should've gone home over Bea or Arin. All 3 were pretty much tanking every week. Lyric or Jason, however, yes, should have outlasted Cece. Its not like she will be around much longer so I don't really get too excited either way. Every season there is a lightning rod of sorts who escapes eviction despite bad performances and hatred- they kind of set up Cece to play this role since the beginning just as they did with Rylan from xf uk. This villain contestant always makes it quite a ways before finally getting the ax. Once you know the formula it becomes much less frustrating to witness. The funny thing is- I think cece actually does have potential to do some pretty cool performances, but instead she is consistently saddled with big diva ballads and themes that call for them. That really isn't her ticket to the big leagues, her voice can't handle them, and I wish Demi or whoever picks her songs would figure that out.
  10. my little pony

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    they should have let her stay a villain then. she sang better when she was overbearing. now she's a weepy underachiever who will soon be back to selling stamps.
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    Is there really someone called Diamond White on this show? That's the brand name of the tramps choice of cheapest nastiest cider in the UK :rofl:
  12. puglover

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    I do think there is something cool about Cece and she could go places. I liked her way better before they changed her to a bleached blonde and I thought she was okay as sort of the "tough" chick. I doubt she sings any worse then a lot of the pop stars of today - I just feel that now I have heard her sing live - the cat is kind of out of the bag as far as her vocals go.
  13. PeterG

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    The only act that does not go off-key on a regular basis is Fifth Harmony. Everybody else has pitch problems. CeCe has been doing big ballads that show errors more clearly than the songs that most everyone else does. The only act that might have a career once this show ends is Emblem 3. And that is because they are cute and they are male. Their success will have nothing to do with talent.
  14. haribobo

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    All false statements, IMO. Vino and Carly have good pitch. 5th harmony varies between good and totally mediocre, so their good pitch doesn't much matter if their songs suck. Emblem 3 are cute and male, but so are a lot of guys who have never gone anywhere. They were smart to get themselves in such good shape because yes, looks matter, but they aren't without talent. I enjoy most of their performances to some degree because they have an interesting sound and great energy and a sense of fun, which I haven't felt with several of the hot boy bands of XF UK and Aussie- so for me its not all about the looks. But the looks do help.
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  15. masofs

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    ITA.

    IMO, Carly will be the winner and I think she could have a good career (she already has one on Broadway). She has a great voice, a good control and is very mature for her age.
  16. PeterG

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    Once I nail my audition and make it on to the X-Factor, during Thanksgiving week I will be thankful for BabyJesus and I will sing "God Bless America". I will dedicate my performance to all the missionaries who are trying to bring truth and faith to all the non-believers/Paganists on the planet.
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  17. taf2002

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    Actually I mostly agree with this. I think 5th Harmony stays on pitch more often than anyone else. Vino has a powerful voice but for some reason, the first few stanzas of every song are draggy & frankly pretty bad & then he ends well. Plus I can't stand to look at him. What's with the hideous cap all the time? Is his head cold? And is his hair made of magic marker or tattoo? Either way it looks gross. Carly can't hit low notes & it seems that every song has a portion that she can't do. But I do think she has more of a chance making a career on Broadway than in the pop music field. She isn't current enough.
  18. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Anyone watch last night? Any performances worth a listen, or is this another week of fast forwarding?
  19. my little pony

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    i thought carly and that girl group sounded best. oh and the country singer if you like that sort of thing. i have to say that overall, there was a lot less production covering all the voices.
  20. taf2002

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    Diamond White went 1st. She looked great & I think it was probably her best - "I Want To Dance With Somebody".

    Vino was pretty bad & got some bad reviews - "You Lost That Lovin' Feeling".

    Paige was next & it was also her best, 1st time she wasn't overproduced - I think she sang "Never Gonna Give You Up".

    Fifth Harmony - I liked it but they got mixed reviews - "Stronger" - one of the girl's grandfather died & she was a mess but did ok in the song.

    Carly Rose - "Rolling in the Deep" - I'm so sick of this song that I can't critique this...LA said not her best, Simon raved.

    Tate - good as always, he did some dancing which was pretty bad - "I Want To Love Somebody"

    Cece - "Lady Marmelade" - overproduced, cutesy, candy pink dreck but she sounded a little better, Simon said pack your bags. (She had stuff stuck to her face again.)

    Emblem 3 - the judges fought over this, LA liked it, Demi thought it was a mess, Simon said they were pop stars - "I'm a Believer" - the arrangement was identical to the Monkees but unfortunately the singing wasn't as good.
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    Diamond was good, but I get that squicky feeling when 13 year olds sing about feeling the heat with somebody.

    Vino's song didn't have the right range for him, and he needs to stop wearing a jacket with shoulder pads because he looks like Quasimodo when he hunches over to sign and the shoulder pads poof up around his ears.

    Paige -- one of the best of the night. Definitely her best. She moved well, and seemed to find her pitch while moving better than she does when standing still.

    Carly Rose - a few pitch issues in the beginning in the low register, but then she did some really great things with the song. But I am sick of hearing people cover this, and I also got that squicky feeling about her singing such a mature song at 13.

    Fifth Harmony - a few pitchy moments - a little boring because they just stood on their platform. Not enough harmony.

    Tate - another good country vocal, I like him being upbeat. Don't think the dancing looked any worse than any country guy dancing.

    Cece - no, don't do something that we associate with 1) fierce Patti Labelle, and 2) fierce Xtina, Pink, Mya, Lil Kim. It failed by comparison. Pitchy. She had a hard time maintaining vocal control while moving around and she looked awkward.

    Emblem 3 -- I agreed with Demi, this was dull. They just flopped around. Singing not that good.
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    Paige was boring but danced well, Tate was boring and chunky, Vino was scary and boring, Diamond and Carly both hurt my ears and were boring, 5th Harmony was extra boring, really disappointing how they just all sing together and do nothing original with any song.

    Cece was at least wildly entertaining because every other line is amazing and then the next line is horrible. I want her in the top 3 cause most of the other people bore the stuffing out of me. Emblem 3 did their job well enough- I can't believe Drew is so restricted by clothing that he has to tear it off as soon as the song is done, lolz. Works for me though. ;) They have a tendency to sound like howling dogs at times but Keaton does have a fairly nice voice and Drew entertains with the raps. These 2 acts need to stay or this show will be total dullsville.

    I predict Vino gets the dump straight away, and then a singoff between Diamond and Paige or maybe 5th Harmony.
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  23. my little pony

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    if it werent for you, i wouldnt even know that emblem 3 had names
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    I loved Carly Rose and Cece. I don't like Paige, Tate, Vino or Diamond. I also don't like Emblem 3. They are like any other boy group and their is notring special about them or Fifth Harmony
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    Or that every singer is boring. Good to know.
  26. my little pony

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    i thought diamond sounded like a terminally ill otter bellowing for one last bucket of fish. but i guess they think they can sell a tween before they can sell someone > 30 who is covered head to toe in prison tats.
  27. Sally1214

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    I'm absolutely disgusted with the X-Factor results tonight. There's no question who won that singoff. And the wrong one got saved. WHY wouldn't Simon let it go to the public vote???
  28. taf2002

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    I thought this was Diamond's worst performance but her body of work has been much more enjoyable to me than Vino's. I really can't stand to look at Vino when he sings, he hunches over & gestures strangely with his arms. Plus all the ugly tattoos, the knit cap most of the time, & the strange drawn-on hair.

    IMO Diamond shouldn't even have been there....WHO is voting for Cece?
  29. moebius

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    Definitely not me! Never voted for the 2 groups either.
  30. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Vote for the worst? With viewership and voting down, any semi organized group would have a good chance of tipping the scales.

    Eta, the VFTW site is crowing about how "CeCe was destroyed until VFTW made her our pick."
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  31. Rob

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    That was Diamond's worst performance so far. Vino definitely sounded better, but I don't like his hunched over presentation either.

    I bet Diamond will be doing nothing but ballads since her two upbeat songs have landed her on the bottom.

    Looks like this is Carly's or Tate's -- they are 1-2 every week.
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    I wouldn't mind Carly or Tate winning...they are the most consistant & both sound radio ready.
  33. PeterG

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    CECE FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer2:

    Because Simon knows Diamond has the potential to sell a decent amount of music while Vino will sell 10,000 copies and then be dropped from his label.

    So is that a YAY or a NAY??
  34. my little pony

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    because when the dancers pushed her across the stage in that big luggage cart, i felt like bieber is an unappreciated genius

    and dont get on the cece bandwagon w haribobo, for whatever reason he only likes contestants w a psychosis, for him the singing is at best tertiary
  35. taf2002

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    I'm not a country music fan but TATE FTW!! I have to listen to a country station whenever my husband & I are in the car together, and IMO Tate is as good as 99% of what I hear, plus he's so likable. Carly will be fine without the win. She already has a pretty impressive resume.
  36. PeterG

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    He could be the next Buddy Jewell, all right.

    :p
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    Who's Buddy Jewell? Oh well, as long as he's not the next Randy Travis....his family wouldn't like that.
  38. Rob

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    How is this unplugged?

    Cece was really pitchy. Bad transition notes.
  39. my little pony

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    and yet it was perhaps her best effort since the judges house
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    First winner of Nashville Star (like a country American Idol) .. Miranda Lambert came in 3rd that year. Sometimes better not to win!