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Is the X-Factor voting going down the Eurovision route?

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Last year, Leon won despite clearly being a pretty awful singer. He has done nothing since of any worth and will just fade into obscurity. This year, Owen is still in yet he is a terrible singer an… Read More
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banned8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Last year, Leon won despite clearly being a pretty awful singer. He has done nothing since of any worth and will just fade into obscurity.

This year, Owen is still in yet he is a terrible singer and needs about 20 backing singers with every song he does.

It will be a travesty if Alexandra doesn't win this year.
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banned8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
i am with you there, csiman. i was happy leona won. and will young is still there.

so get voting my friends!

leon ... and the rest of them, get their prize of a year of music and last only as long as their contract can prop them. sounds harsh but reality is it is a tough business, and only those who are talented AND determined get to run the race longer. let's not forget x factor and pop idol etc was created to give the UK a much-needed push to get those music talents out of the woodwork ... if the UK gets a few good ones then i think the purpose has been served.
banned#2
kippy;3685658
i am with you there, csiman. i was happy leona won. and will young is still there.

so get voting my friends!

leon ... and the rest of them, get their prize of a year of music and last only as long as their contract can prop them. sounds harsh but reality is it is a tough business, and only those who are talented AND determined get to run the race longer. let's not forget x factor and pop idol etc was created to give the UK a much-needed push to get those music talents out of the woodwork ... if the UK gets a few good ones then i think the purpose has been served.

I think thats the problem though. The home nations excluding England are fiercely patriotic and vote in force for their fellow countrymen/women regardless of actual talent. Hence, we end up with the likes of eggnogg and Leon coming out on top when in reality they are second rate at best.

Smacks of Eurovision don't you think? Why the BBC pays the lions share into the eurovision contest is beyond belief. You could Robbie Williams in it next year and we'd still only end up with about 5 points!
#3
I agree to some extent. I haven't rated Eoghan from the beginning, he's only there for the cutesy factor. I didn't like Leon last year either and his album has so obviously flopped this year.
Last week when Woolworths had some of their chart CDs on for £5 (Smiths, Razorlight, Oasis plus others including Leon Jackson), Leon's was the only CD still in stock in all the branches that I went into!!
Alex is obviously a class above the rest of them - just like Leona was a couple of years ago.
And although I don't mind JLS I hate Louis Walsh with a passion.
#4
[QUOTE=csiman]I think thats the problem though. The home nations excluding England are fiercely patriotic and vote in force for their fellow countrymen/women regardless of actual talent. Hence, we end up with the likes of eggnogg and Leon coming out on top when in reality they are second rate at best.

Smacks of Eurovision don't you think? Why the BBC pays the lions share into the eurovision contest is beyond belief. You could Robbie Williams in it next year and we'd still only end up with about 5 points![/QUOTE I am scottish and I would say I was patriotic, but I wouldn't vote for someone just because there scottish, take the Macdonald brothers they were an embarressment tor example, having said that your probably right why else would the Macdonald brothers get so far in the competition.
#5
leon was a worthy winner maybe some ppl dont rate him but he has been working since the show he did the tour as they all do and then he worked on his album which has now been released and inbetween he has done a fair bit of charity work or does none of that count?
#6
ktdd18
I agree to some extent. I haven't rated Eoghan from the beginning, he's only there for the cutesy factor. I didn't like Leon last year either and his album has so obviously flopped this year.
Last week when Woolworths had some of their chart CDs on for £5 (Smiths, Razorlight, Oasis plus others including Leon Jackson), Leon's was the only CD still in stock in all the branches that I went into!!
Alex is obviously a class above the rest of them - just like Leona was a couple of years ago.
And although I don't mind JLS I hate Louis Walsh with a passion.

obviously not in scotland! :roll:
#7
I think Alex is stll improving, the others have just about reached thier limits
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wulshaz;3685771
leon was a worthy winner maybe some ppl dont rate him but he has been working since the show he did the tour as they all do and then he worked on his album which has now been released and inbetween he has done a fair bit of charity work or does none of that count?

1. The tour - that was part of the deal for the winner regardless of true talent

2. The CD - that was part of the deal for the winner regardless of true talen. The sales figures show what people really think.

3. Charity work - Fair play to the guy. Still, doesn't make him a great artist.
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sid1763;3685757
I am scottish and I would say I was patriotic, but I wouldn't vote for someone just because there scottish, take the Macdonald brothers they were an embarressment tor example, having said that your probably right why else would the Macdonald brothers get so far in the competition.

OMG! I'd finally erased that disaster called the macdonalds from my memory

thanks for that lol ;-)
#10
csiman
1. The tour - that was part of the deal for the winner regardless of true talent

2. The CD - that was part of the deal for the winner regardless of true talen. The sales figures show what people really think.

3. Charity work - Fair play to the guy. Still, doesn't make him a great artist.

i know they are part of the deal and i didnt say he was a great artist but he is not the worst as we have seen with the macdonalds!
#11
Eoghan relaxing in the countryside before the final. :whistling:
http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ux6mtt4Lux55vM:http://www.challishodge.com/wp-content/uploads/haystack.jpg
#12
I suppose the answer to your question is, don't worry about it, it's all a pointless pile of pony poop! ;-)
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Trickyjabs;3686228
I suppose the answer to your question is, don't worry about it, it's all a pointless pile of pony poop! ;-)

thanks for that contribution :roll:
#14
Well I Dont Care About Xfactor Anymore As Ruth Is No Longer In It :( Ah What A Sight ;) .
#15
Wasn't there a problem with the voting last year anyway? I'm sure I read somewhere that people who wanted to vote for Rhydian got through for Leon instead. Even Simon Cowell said Rhydian should have won!
#16
i wanted rhydian to win, he was much more exciting to watch and had personality. he knew how to perform - give him a stage and he'll own it with his voice, theatrical presence and personality!

ruth - now that's a real woman. and purple rain - wow.
#17
None of them deserve to win. the only true artisits are the ones who audition and send out demos to EVERYBODY !!! these carpy xfactor winners and everything is a joke! none of them deserve any of it!!
#18
At last....an Xfactor thread.:roll:
#19
How do you know that the contestants on the X Factor haven't auditioned and sent out demos before?
scotland88;3688132
None of them deserve to win. the only true artisits are the ones who audition and send out demos to EVERYBODY !!! these carpy xfactor winners and everything is a joke! none of them deserve any of it!!
#20
blanka;3686407
Well I Dont Care About Xfactor Anymore As Ruth Is No Longer In It :( Ah What A Sight ;) .

I feel like that about Diana. She was great. Unique.

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