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post #871 of 940
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I tried to watch it this week, but I couldn't get through two songs. The singers may be good, but you'd never know that from watching the show.
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I tried to watch it this week, but I couldn't get through two songs. The singers may be good, but you'd never know that from watching the show.
That's pretty much what happened to me. I still had the season pass thing going on the DVR. I watched about 20 seconds of the first performance and the 10 year old girls screaming over everything made me delete it and the season pass in a blind rage. Who can listen to that?
post #873 of 940
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That's pretty much what happened to me. I still had the season pass thing going on the DVR. I watched about 20 seconds of the first performance and the 10 year old girls screaming over everything made me delete it and the season pass in a blind rage. Who can listen to that?

They introduced one of the songs by saying the singer was dedicating it to her dead mother, and it was a really quiet song, just the singer and an instrument and all you could ****ing hear were idiot girls in the audience screaming over the singer. Someone that works for the show is telling these morons to scream at all times. It's just one of many reasons this show is so damned awful. It's not just bad. It's offensively bad.
post #874 of 940
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They introduced one of the songs by saying the singer was dedicating it to her dead mother, and it was a really quiet song, just the singer and an instrument and all you could ****ing hear were idiot girls in the audience screaming over the singer. Someone that works for the show is telling these morons to scream at all times. It's just one of many reasons this show is so damned awful. It's not just bad. It's offensively bad.
It's hard not to get over excited and scream constantly over all these uber talented up and comers who you will never hear from again the second this train wreck is over. Even if it is a heart felt some about a dead mom.
post #875 of 940
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

They introduced one of the songs by saying the singer was dedicating it to her dead mother, and it was a really quiet song, just the singer and an instrument and all you could ****ing hear were idiot girls in the audience screaming over the singer. Someone that works for the show is telling these morons to scream at all times. It's just one of many reasons this show is so damned awful. It's not just bad. It's offensively bad.

Thanks for reminding me why I don't and won't watch .. eek.gif

I guess respect for anything at all went out the window ..

You'd think that the sound person would have at least mixed out the screaming for this one .. sad, really ..
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Thanks for reminding me why I don't and won't watch .. eek.gif
I guess respect for anything at all went out the window ..
You'd think that the sound person would have at least mixed out the screaming for this one .. sad, really ..

Oh no you cant mix out the audio of the idiots screaming non-stop. If you did that then no one would understand how AWESOME everything going on is. That's literally how Simon and his fellow producer's think.
Edited by skyehill - 11/19/12 at 12:56pm
post #877 of 940
My wife is still watching this...I usually read while she plays it back on DVR which is the only way even she can stand to watch it. So - I get a little every now and then by osmosis. My question is - how did Khloe Kardashian impress anyone enough to get her gig on this show? She's fat, unattractive, and can barely read the teleprompter, much less act like she's not reading it....sad to say but next to her Mario is at least passable.


I had to put my book down and watch the live train wreck that was the end of the last results show. "OK Demi - introduce your first act singing for their life"....."ummm - I don't know who's going first". "Simon - who are you sending home?"...."I'm not telling until Demi does" "But Simon, it's your turn - you have to"..."no, I don't"...."OK, you're the boss, Demi - who are you sending home?"...."The act I'm sending home is.....I'll tell after Simon does"...."C'mon Demi....careers are at stake here...tell us"......what a joke that whole production was.
post #878 of 940
I can only watch so many of these shows so am watching the Voice. But tuned in this evening since there was no competition. The two 13 year olds blew my wife and I away (the one who sang Celine Dion and Over the Rainbow). I thought Jackie Evancho was something that only comes along once in a while but these two girls were amazing.
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But tuned in this evening since there was no competition.

Outside of the obvious (played up) tear jerking you picked a good one to catch. It wasn't nearly as over produced as the first few live shows. I had been watching too many of these singing shows and have pretty much written all of them off. I do prefer the wider range of acts this show typically features even thought at times they aren't my cup of tea.
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I can only watch so many of these shows so am watching the Voice. But tuned in this evening since there was no competition. The two 13 year olds blew my wife and I away (the one who sang Celine Dion and Over the Rainbow). I thought Jackie Evancho was something that only comes along once in a while but these two girls were amazing.

Carly Rose has done it every week since they went live. One could argue that she has stayed in her comfort zone and doesn't have a lot of stage presence, but with that voice at 13 years old-she's going to be tough to beat. Diamond was the early favorite with her big voice but has been off key at times.

This is an example of what X Factor has over The Voice-much more variety, with singers who actually qualify as discoveries and have a legitimate shot at careers down the road. Unfortunately, sometimes the overwrought nature of the X Factor production overshadows its better qualities.
post #881 of 940
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This is an example of what X Factor has over The Voice-much more variety, with singers who actually qualify as discoveries and have a legitimate shot at careers down the road.

She is doing The X Factor a favor... Sonenclar began her professional career in 2006 in The Night of the Hunter at the New York Musical Theater Festival in which she played the lead role of Pearl. In that same year, she made her Broadway debut in Les Miserables as Young Cosette.

Her career highlights go on and on such as... She is a featured soloist on the cast CD produced by Sony Masterworks and was named the 2011 Best Young Performer by broadwayworld.com. Numerous TV and movie appearances to boot...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carly_Rose_Sonenclar
post #882 of 940
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Carly Rose has done it every week since they went live. One could argue that she has stayed in her comfort zone and doesn't have a lot of stage presence, but with that voice at 13 years old-she's going to be tough to beat. Diamond was the early favorite with her big voice but has been off key at times.
This is an example of what X Factor has over The Voice-much more variety, with singers who actually qualify as discoveries and have a legitimate shot at careers down the road. Unfortunately, sometimes the overwrought nature of the X Factor production overshadows its better qualities.

Carly Rose was discovered and known about long before X Factor.
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Carly Rose was discovered and known about long before X Factor.
I was referring more to the show generally. Carly is being discovered for the first time by mainstream America. I'm betting she could use that 5 million dollars. Those tv and movie appearance don't look very lucrative.
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I was referring more to the show generally. Carly is being discovered for the first time by mainstream America. I'm betting she could use that 5 million dollars. Those tv and movie appearance don't look very lucrative.

If that's the criteria, then the same is true of The Voice. I don't know any of these people. The difference being that the Voice isnt an ugly, offensive trainwreck of a show, and their sound people know how to focus on the music instead of the crowd noise.
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I liked CeCe Frey in the initial rounds but she has sang off-key since and is over-doing the "please like me" bit. I am a bit surprised that Beatrice Miller got eliminated at this point of the show, but Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens were the only standouts this week for me.
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I liked CeCe Frey in the initial rounds but she has sang off-key since and is over-doing the "please like me" bit. I am a bit surprised that Beatrice Miller got eliminated at this point of the show, but Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens were the only standouts this week for me.

All the singers sounded better during the audition phases after Simon's production company applied some post-processing to the audio. Funny that when they hit the live portion they all of a sudden stink or at best sound mediocre.
Edited by skyehill - 11/24/12 at 7:27am
post #887 of 940
Or maybe just nerves...
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All the singers sounded better during the audition phases after Simon's production company applied some post-processing to the audio. Funny that when they hit the live portion they all of a sudden stink or at best sound mediocre.

That happened in the UK a few seasons back when some VERY obvious autotuning was employed on the audition segments. It was so obvious some suggested it was used to create some publicity...
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All the singers sounded better during the audition phases after Simon's production company applied some post-processing to the audio. Funny that when they hit the live portion they all of a sudden stink or at best sound mediocre.
Cece is the only one who inexplicably lost it after sounding near perfect early on. Beatrice damaged her voice going into the live shows, and this week it was diagnosed. Otherwise, there hasn't been much difference when you consider that those early auditions were for songs that they practiced for weeks if not years, whereas during the live shows some of the singers have been constrained by songs dictated by rights and producer/mentor meddling.
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If that's the criteria, then the same is true of The Voice. I don't know any of these people. The difference being that the Voice isnt an ugly, offensive trainwreck of a show, and their sound people know how to focus on the music instead of the crowd noise.
A 13 year old is much more of a discovery than a singer who has bounced around for years without attracting much interest thanks to their mediocrity and/or unmarketability, which is the case for most of those Voice singers.
post #891 of 940
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Cece is the only one who inexplicably lost it after sounding near perfect early on. Beatrice damaged her voice going into the live shows, and this week it was diagnosed. Otherwise, there hasn't been much difference when you consider that those early auditions were for songs that they practiced for weeks if not years, whereas during the live shows some of the singers have been constrained by songs dictated by rights and producer/mentor meddling.

Diamond sounded great early on. Now she sounds like total garbage. They all sound like garbage, to be honest. Some of that due to their own inability to sing, and partly due to horrendous sound technicians. At least on The Voice the singing has been top-notch on a weekly basis, but more importantly The Voice isn't an embarrassment of a show. It's quite fitting that The Voice has carried NBC to #1 for the first time in over a decade whereas X Factor has dragged FOX into last.
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Diamond sounded great early on. Now she sounds like total garbage. They all sound like garbage, to be honest. Some of that due to their own inability to sing, and partly due to horrendous sound technicians. At least on The Voice the singing has been top-notch on a weekly basis, but more importantly The Voice isn't an embarrassment of a show. It's quite fitting that The Voice has carried NBC to #1 for the first time in over a decade whereas X Factor has dragged FOX into last.
Nice qualifier. Somehow I can make it past the "horrendous" sound to be able to tell who the better singers are. You say that X Factor has dragged FOX down, but the argument could be made that FOX hasn't done X Factor any favors with scheduling snafus and lackluster advertising for the show. Meanwhile, there is an American Idol commercial on every 15 minutes. It looks like Fox is making one last effort to try to prop up Idol, or maybe Fox just has nothing else to promote.

The two biggest problems with X Factor right now are Britney Spears and the hosts. Neither helped the ratings, which is the sole reason they were chosen to be on the show. The host last year was better (shockingly), and I'm sure he would have been much smoother in his second year had they kept him around. Meanwhile we have Mario and Khloe fumbling around....
post #893 of 940
Wow. Total bunk tonight. mad.gif
post #894 of 940
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LOL I tuned in to the results show tonight and it was the usual crapfest. They literally did a 5-10 minute informercial for some crappy Simon Cowell headphones in a sad attempt to steal attention and customers away from BEATs. Pathetic. Just cancel this garbage, FOX.
post #895 of 940
I think last night's edition (semi-finals) was done rather nicely. I enjoy the diversity of the artists. Even if they aren't my cup of tea the variety makes it a little more enjoyable. For the most part I thought everyone stepped it up especially the groups. More so than I would have guessed. Still burned out on all of the singing shows but this was watchable.
post #896 of 940
I enjoyed Fifth Harmony and pieces of Carly RaySoneclar songs. Tate Stevens just is not my cup of tea, and Emblem 3 have gone to the same well over and over again.
post #897 of 940
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Ratings have dropped again this week. America just doesn't need this show apparently. Nor does LA Reid. He quit and is returning to his former music business job. Apparently X Factor wasn't everything Simon had hyped it to be.
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Bye LA Reid. I wonder who Simon will get to replace him.
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Maybe the show won't get renewed and he won't have to worry about it.
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Ratings have dropped again this week. America just doesn't need this show apparently. Nor does LA Reid. He quit and is returning to his former music business job. Apparently X Factor wasn't everything Simon had hyped it to be.
Losing Cee Lo Green is a lot bigger loss than LA Reid, who was ok but too abrasive in making his points.
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