Wheeee can't wait for tonight!
I hope that Rylan puts a hell of a show and I hope that Chris gets the boot finally.
Why does the X Factor has to take place at the same time as SA? QQ
I do not believe for a second that Lucy Spraggan has left the show due to illness. I mean Janet Devlin has received the medical bye for two weeks in a row, hasn't she?
Lucy hasn't been tweeting anything and during the last show they didn't show a segment about her, explaining what really happened.
I am sure that what really has happened isn't illness but a conflict over the rights to her songs. She reportedly wanted to be paid royalties given that X-Factor live performances are sold on iTunes and kept fighting the producers over wanting to perform original songs and not covers.
She was the only contestant that I really liked. Don't even feel like watching the show now.
They really skipped over her departure, I was wondering what had happened. Normally Dermot digs a little deeper as well, but clearly he was told not to.
I'm not really sure if I like anyone this year, Rylan is probably the most entertaining of the lot. I quite liked Jade and was surprised the judges kicked her out in favour of another boyband.
Christopher, Rylan, and Kye are crap. District 3 are cute but crap also. Jahmene- overbaked crap. James- good singer but just too angsty and depressing all the time. Ella- good singer but usually quite bland. Union J are the one act I generally enjoy, at least on the weeks they aren't sabotaged with a terrible song choice from the awful Louis Walsh.
Jade had potential but some vocal cord problem + her bad song choices really derailed her. Lucy was fun but now she's gone. Carolynne and Melanie had some potentially great performances in them but they were kicked off straight away. Jake Quickenden and Adam Burridge were fabulous but didn't get put through. MK1- sabotaged with naff song choices by Louis, big surprise. Jade Richards- amazing, but not put through to lives. What a tremendously disappointing season this has become. Watching live today and last week felt like a huge waste of time. I won't make that mistake again.
There has been talk of Simon bringing back the original judging panel + Dannii and Cheryl for next season? Not sure if that's legit, but that is what is necessary IMO to save this show. Well that and getting rid of Louis, which probably won't happen. Gary has made a mess of his category, Nicole's boys aren't doing much for me, Tulisa's girls category has a been a total disaster besides Ella, but probably only half of that was her fault, and Louis' song choices for his groups
On a more cheery note, here's another couple delightful videos from the impossibly handsome Jake Quickenden-
Last edited by haribobo; 11-03-2012 at 11:27 PM.
It's all a total disaster, isn't it?
Given how they just skipped over Lucy and gave her no airtime AGAIN tonight, I totally believe that her exit was all about not coming to agreement about her songwriting royalties and artistic control.
I hope she has a great career, she is a great songwriter and contrary to people's bitching, a good singer as well.
Shouter Maloney has to go. Please. His cheesy shit is making me slit my wrists.
Kye was great doing Adelesque balladry but I am not buying this whole "entertainer" thing at all. And the number of bum notes he's hitting is cringeworthy.
Rylan is great fun. The only reason to keep watching the show at the moment tbh. And he actually didn't sing too badly tonight.
Ella is an amazing talent but she's been on a downward slope, I feel. They keep making her sing shit songs.
Union J is ok. I think District 3 are excellent and clueless idiot Louis is totally destroying them. They are a great vocal harmony group and they just need to stand and sing beautiful songs. STOP with the Mickey Mouse Show bullshit!
James Arthur is boring me now with his angsty stuff.
Jahmene always oversings and whilst his range is amazing, technically he's not very good. Lots of bum notes. Whilst I feel really sorry for him having suffered such torment, having it used constantly as a sob story is not is particularly good taste.
I was impressed with Maloney's audition but now... he's boring, his notes are stiff and the over the top emotions are just annoying, haven't seen the groups but the rest of the bore me. I wish Jade would have stayed.
I agree Maloney has to go.
And I don't get Jahmene at all. Is he really that good? The feedback he got was so positive, but I find it hard work listening to him. He sounds laboured and very insecure, it's not enjoyable.
When I heard James' song choice, I thought it could be a good week for him, but again it was all a bit much. I don't mind a bit of angsty but it's just too OTT. I don't know how he would ever be able to play a full live show, he'd only be able to do one every two years because it would be complete emotional drainage.
Who else? Ella, again you'd think she'd be really good but somehow she's not doing it for me. She's butchered too many songs I like and there is very little emotion in her singing, I don't know.
At least someone's having fun though, looks like Nicole has finally been able to realise her fantasy and smother herself in baby oil.
I watched last night for the first time in a few weeks, so not invested at all. Didn't know about those rumours regarding Lucy Spraggan but that makes sense. But when all's said and done I never felt that she was right for this programme. She'd have done way better on BGT where a niche talent like that could find more of an outlet. I hope she gets something as her songs are great, although I'm afraid she is vocally limited when it comes to singing outside her genre.
Maloney is dreadful. I'm so sick of the tears and the drama surrounding him. Grow up man and go get some singing lessons! And I resent the cruise ship moniker. Trust me there are some fantastic singers working on ships
Jahmene I found virtually unwatchable. Among the 48320449358943859401 notes that he managed to cram into that song, he probably made about 10 % in tune - if that! I cannot believe the feedback he got.
Missed James Arthur but bored of the angsty crap anyway.
Both boybands were pretty blah last night and ITA with the feedback for District 3. Louis is completely off his rocker and clueless.
Ella is starting to get a bit overrated IMO. Vocally she was all over the place last night. No mixing ability whatsoever, horrid, raspy aspirate high notes which usually means voice trouble not too far away (see Jade). She's got a nice presence and a very mature understanding of lyrics but the girl needs technique! Still she's only 16 so as long as it's fixed and fixed fast she should be ok.
The only reason I bother to watch - if I do at all - is Rylan. Hated him in the audition rounds but he is entertaining now, although his opening fluffs with Nicole are now by far the best bit of the show. Nicole going all TOWIE last night was hysterical. And she was good at the accent too! Rylan FTW to make a mockery of this ridiculous show. (Although with some proper training, he could have a decent voice. The tone is ok actually but his range is non-existent.)
Did I miss anyone? Oh Kye. Meh, next! If this show is going to regain even a shred of integrity then major changes need to happen with the judges and even the format to a degree. Keep Nicole - the girl is TV gold, has the pipes to back up what she's saying and clearly has a fabulous sense of humour. Gary could have been great had he gone legit. He does know what he's talking about and I have a lot of respect for him as a musician and composer. But either through his own choice or pressure from execs (most likely), he's gone down the panto villain route and it's just pure crap. Tulisa tries hard to be classy but fails miserably and is hopelessly and unintentionally upstaged by Nicole at every turn so she needs to go. And Louis is the biggest joke Ireland ever came up with. 'Nuff said
The feedback last night was so ridiculous for him I started wondering if they are trying to lull the voting audience into a false sense of security to get him into a shock bottom 2. What a hideous, gaspy, wheezy, out of tune, just wretched version of that Beyonce song. Just truly awful stuff.
Originally Posted by floskate