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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-09-21 19:43:54


I'm looking forward to watching this show tonight. Since I'm not going to be watching "Dancing with the Stars" this fall I think this is a good replacement for a talent competition for me to watch. I am also excited about the Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul reunion. They have excellent chemistry and things were not the same on "Idol" after they left.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2011/09/its-time-for-the-x-factor/1

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-09-21 20:44:37


Looks promising, though part of me wants it to fail if only to bruise Simon Cowell's ego. I have no interest in seeing 12 year olds perform, though.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-09-21 20:53:52


I thought that first girl, age 13, was fantastic. wow. I'm looking forward to hearing more from her!

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Posted by tommyboy 2011-09-21 21:10:32


After the first hour:

So far they have been fawning over a 13 yr. old girl, Rachel.
And a 42 yr. old down-on-her-luck-mom, Tracey (or was it Stacy?) Both were great.

Now what happens if they end up as the 2 finalists?

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-09-21 21:13:16


A 13 year old and a 42 year old...okay, we get it - you're different from Idol.

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Posted by tommyboy 2011-09-21 21:15:01


Switched over to Modern Family after last post.

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Posted by ThatBitc 2011-09-21 21:18:26


that 42yo is Stacy Francis from the OBC of Footloose,Street corner, Dreamgirls.

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-09-21 21:19:50


Simon usually hates Broadway.

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Posted by tommyboy 2011-09-21 21:33:47


OK Nicole, we get it. Birthdays are like assh*les, everybody has one.

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Posted by ljay889 2011-09-21 22:26:12


http://www.playbill.com/news/article/41536-Countdown-To-Footloose-Actress-STACY-FRANCIS

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Posted by ljay889 2011-09-21 22:26:12


http://www.playbill.com/news/article/41536-Countdown-To-Footloose-Actress-STACY-FRANCIS

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-09-21 22:27:18


I can see why Cheryl Cole wouldn't have worked as a full-time judge in America. She's very beautiful, but she sounds like she grew up on a farm in the countryside of the U.K.

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Posted by algy 2011-09-22 08:02:33


beautywickedlover - believe it or not Cheryl Cole is from Newcastle - a city in North Eastern England.

The accent (Geordie) is predominantly an urban one, although there's a softer version you get in the surrounding countryside. She's from a council estate - I doubt she's been on a farm in her life!

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Posted by Broadwayboobs 2011-09-22 08:22:51


I usually have trouble with accents, but Cheryl I understood perfectly! Now if she would answer when I call an IT help desk I wouldn't be so frustrated. To top it all...she is gorgeous!

I am enjoying this show as much as I did the British one.

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Posted by bdwaygirl 2011-09-22 09:16:34


Loved it!


Welcome back, Simon and Paula!!

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Posted by Roscoe 2011-09-22 10:27:34


Watched some of it, turned it off after the guy sang "I'm A Stud" or whatever it was, and wound up flashing the entire audience. Painful enough, even with the show's logo superimposed over the naughty bits, but what made Paula so physically ill?

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2011-09-22 10:36:13


I don't know but I hope Chaz Bono does the same thing on DANCING WITH THE STARS.

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Posted by doodlenyc 2011-09-22 11:08:12


Meh...retread of idol. I got bored with it last night but really liked the last guy. I didnt like Stacy that much. She was pretty pitchy and if you arent Aretha or Carole King, dont sing "Natural Woman". The 13 yo was pretty adorable.

And I'm not interested in the Simon/Paula dynamic. It wasnt funny then and is even worse now. She is completely pointless as a judge. I'm holding off judging Nicole yet, though the birthday thing was just stupid.

I quite liked Cheryl and am sorry she was kicked off the show.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-09-22 11:35:15


I enjoyed it last night (except the guy who dropped his pants. He was disgusting).

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Posted by bdwaygirl 2011-09-22 11:39:28


I thought it might be like Idol. I didn't think it was.

Stock, I was cracking up!

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Posted by EVIE 2011-09-22 11:41:11


"I quite liked Cheryl and am sorry she was kicked off the show."

I did to. I didn't know she was kicked off the show, that's to bad. I can't stand Nicole as a judge, she was horrible on The Sing-Off! I also never liked Paula. I would much rather have Simon, L.A Reid and Cheryl as the judges.

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Posted by JohnBoy2 2011-09-22 11:53:02


I liked Cheryl, as well. There was some excuse that people couldn't understand her, because of her accent, but I had no issue understanding her. Of course, the accent excuse does not explain why she was fired from the UK version (where she appeared for multiple seasons). Nicole is most-definitely a downgrade. The male host is the most unnecessary thing on television. Now that is an annoying accent!

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Posted by Jane2 2011-09-22 11:55:35


"what made Paula so physically ill?"

Her love of attention and the need for drama on the show.

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Posted by algy 2011-09-22 12:32:28


JohnBoy - I think she quit the UK version to do the US version, and by the time she was fired from your version, ours was already filming. There has been talk of her coming back for the live shows, but nothing concrete and from the papers here they've got to the Judges houses without her - and it would be strange to have her back to mentor people she hasn't selected.

I prefer Steve Jones' Welsh accent to Cheryl's Geordie one anyday. Haven't seen any of him on the US show yet (as it's not on TV over here as far as I know) but he seemed to be doing ok on Fox's live from the Red carpet on Sunday night.

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Posted by Roscoe 2011-09-22 13:06:10


"Her love of attention and the need for drama on the show."

Fair enough. I wonder if they'll have security escort future flashers from the stage?

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Posted by Jane2 2011-09-22 13:21:45


Yeah, they sure did allow that guy to stay on the stage an awfully long time, I thought. You'd think that as soon as he dropped trou, security would seize him. but no.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-09-22 13:30:40


12.1 million viewers watched the show last night. That's solid, but it went up against the season premiere of "Modern Family," which just won a bunch of Emmys the other night. Not to mention it's the funniest show on television. They better step it up though because Paula Abdul's last show "Live to Dance" debuted with 10.9 million viewers, but fell significantly the next night and the following weeks.

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Posted by jasonf 2011-09-22 13:54:44


Thought this was just okay. It was SO slow and didn't feel like it was that different from the rest of the shows

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-09-22 16:01:05


The differences won't become apparent until the live shows, I'm guessing, with the judges having a stake in their own acts, deciding who gets kicked off etc.

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Posted by Broadwayboobs 2011-09-22 21:03:16


This girl Melanie who just sang "Listen" blew me away. I know who I will be following.

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Posted by songanddanceman2 2011-09-22 21:39:42


The ratings were hardly solid, it well under performed for a massive new reality show that has had so much hype. It failed to win its second hour (sensible people watched Modern Family). Its demo was under 5.0 which is not great.

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Posted by Broadwayboobs 2011-09-23 07:15:27


I've never been one who cares about ratings. I watch what entertains me. X Factor does that.

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Posted by kc2 2011-09-23 07:22:14


algy - The US X-Factor is on ITV2. I think it was last night (Thurs) and is on again tonight (Fri). I haven't seen any of it yet but it's definitely being shown here. :o)

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Posted by Jane2 2011-09-23 10:08:28


Boobs-same with me. But if the ratings go too low on my favorite shows, they're canceled.

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Posted by Broadwayboobs 2011-09-23 10:15:05


Janey, we must enjoy them while we can. Hopefully, as with Broadway, talk will get people to watch.

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Posted by JbaraFan1 2011-09-24 01:55:32


Jane2 wrote:
Yeah, they sure did allow that guy to stay on the stage an awfully long time, I thought. You'd think that as soon as he dropped trou, security would seize him. but no.

I was surprised they didn't haul him off stage right away, but I guess they thought it'd be good tv. The use of the big X logo to cover his junk was kinda funny.

Paula's reaction seemed a bit over-the-top, going out and being all sick and all. It's not like she was sitting there in front of the guy having a meal. I could have understood that a little better. I know that I personally don't wanna look at that when I'm tryin' to eat. No offense, guys!

What I hate seeing more than exhibitionists on the show are the whiners. Geez, it's a competition. When someone gets a "no" vote, they need to hold their chin up, say a simple "thank you for the opportunity," and get the hell off the stage, not stand there crying and begging.

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Posted by JohnBoy2 2011-09-24 10:31:54


I assumed Paula was taking care of her Bulimia.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-09-29 22:46:53


I didn't see tonight's show, but I did watch yesterday's. The burrito maker really surprised me. I also couldn't believe that Paula and Nicole didn't want to put the deli worker through, she was very talented. Thank goodness Nicole changed her mind. I'm actually starting to wish they had kept Cheryl Cole.

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-10-18 22:19:30


Simon Cowell really is an idiot. Melanie to win.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-10-18 23:41:47


I think it was set up that way.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-10-19 00:53:17


Simon should NOT have let Melanie go home! Rachel and Simone are talented, but she WAS WAY BETTER. What the hell was he thinking?!

ETA: Just realized that Melanie is back in the competition. My recording got cut off.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-10-19 08:20:36


I was surprised Simon didn't keep Caitlin but he kept the girl with the big gap in her teeth. I think he just felt he needed to justify fighting for her in the beginning.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-10-19 09:45:47


I'll never be convinced that reality shows like this are "reality" I AM convinced though, that "mistakes" like this are programmed into the show to create interest and conversation.

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-10-19 11:00:28


I don't doubt it, Jane.

Never trust Simon Cowell...I can see it now, before the series ends there will be more controversies - the judges/mentors fighting between themselves live on air, voting out quality acts over mediocre, Paula will be reduced to tears at least twice, rumors of backstage tension between the contestants, storm offs, etc.

The whole thing is a contrived circus. I'll still be watching...just with more than a grain of salt.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-10-19 11:24:16


oh, for sure-I'll keep watching too. It's entertaining! But I'm aware that nothing is a surprise. Before Simon "showed up" at that girl's house to tell her she was still in the running, lights, cameras, sound, craft services, etc. had to be set up. And the whole family had to be assembled. There are union rules, lol!

How about on Survivor when you think they're on some desolate island with no amenities? A few yards away from the contestants are the cameras, producers, directors, lights, catering tables, portable potties, etc. Still fun to watch though.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-11-03 22:46:23


It really must suck to be Paula when two of your acts in the bottom two. I was surprised to see the Stereo Hogz in jeporady. I was not surprised to see Intensity go, but I did kind of feel soory for them. I think in the next elimination, the judges should say, "The act I want to stay is" instead of "The act I'm sending home is" because the latter sounds harsh.

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Posted by doodlenyc 2011-11-09 20:51:40


Decoder Ring is about to sing

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Posted by Jane2 2011-11-11 10:16:55


My cynical take on the show (which I'm enjoying, btw).

OK, it's Simon's show. He mentors the most interesting group-the girls. I'm betting the winner will be one of them because well, it's about Simon! I actually hope that Rachel Crow wins. From the first night I thought she was a real winner. What talent and personality! I noticed they save her for last on the show.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-11 12:25:47


Jane, why do you think the groups are being picked off so quickly?

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2011-11-11 12:49:19


I hate Rachel. She bugs the living shlt out of me for some reason.

When this show first started I was all into it. But the second they started the live performances I lost all interest. None of their song choices are good and everyone who seemed so talented before now bores me to tears. I'm not surprised that the groups are the first to go, I thought that would happen from day one. When people talk about shows like this they talk about the individuals who they love, not groups. The other two will go in the next couple of weeks, I'm sure of that.

As for just voice alone I want Melanie or Drew to win.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-11-11 13:06:18


Stockard, I think groups are the least interesting for the public. Next, I'd guess the over 30's , then the men, then the women.

I'm not worried about Rachel if she doesn't win. Like AI, they're better off when they don't win. I can only imagine the offers she has already, just waiting til she's done with the showl

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2011-11-11 13:49:28


Stockard you didn't ask for my opinion so I hope it's okay that I give it :) . Personally, I don't think the groups are doing well because groups aren't really relevant these days in my opinion. I think we're past the days of NSync and others. Personally, I think a lot has to do with Paula.

In regards to Rachel, I can only imagine the bidding wars with Nickelodeon and Disney if Rachel doesn't win.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-11 14:16:15


Of course I don't mind you giving your opinion! I think you are right. Unless it's a rock band, the types of groups that are on this show aren't very popular right now. I also was thinking that most of the viewers are probably also AI viewers and used to voting for individuals.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2011-11-11 14:18:02


You know I never thought of that, that could be the case now that you say it. I read an article earlier in the show that thought inTENsity would go a long way on the simple fact of the numbers they had and that didn't work out.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-12 11:23:16


I think there were just too many people in that group.

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2011-11-12 14:23:16


There were definitely too many in that group, especially without a frontman or woman. They were like one of the group of back-up dancers/singers for the other contestants, without anyone to vote for.

I think the groups aren't doing well because the show is just as much of a popularity/personality contest as a talent contest - and people get to know solo performers much better, and are more invested.

Edit - also, what's with Simon saying that Stereo Hogzz are the best band in the world one week, only to vote them off the next?

I felt a little sorry for Paula being in the same position two weeks in a row. It was a bit awkward when she refused to vote...the host should've come to her second or first, then it would've been even more confusing.

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Posted by JP2 2011-11-12 15:44:58


Lakoda Rayne or whatever their names are.. are just absolutely awful. And it makes me sad because they'll without a doubt be eliminated next week. Poor Paula.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2011-11-12 18:40:04


Anyone think the host is a little cold? I understand that he's not really a name that could be easily replaced so I'm sure he's trying to play by the rules to please producers but geeze he's rough. I for one like that the performances are "produced" per say with sets, dancers, etc. The one complaint I would have is that the elimination shows seem to be a jumbled mess, no flow and always hectic. In other news I enjoyed Jessie J :)

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Posted by trentsketch 2011-11-12 19:19:34


I've watched enough public vote reality TV to know how the bottom 2 will break down for the foreseeable future. Lakoda Rayne will be in the bottom 2 until they are eliminated. They will be joined by Stacy Francis, Drew, Melanie, and Chris Rene until they are eliminated. The order is nondescript groups, then solo women who look like women, then polarizing men, then non-sexually appealing men.

The final 3 or so will be the little girl Rachel, Leroy Bell, and Josh Krajcik. Astro will last for a while but will eventually be booted when the public opinion turns on him for beating out singers on a singing show. Chris Rene and Marcus Canty might get booted at the first opportunity to spare some solo female singers. The show will fight against the typical American Idol boy's club voting results (where the first few weeks see all but two female acts eliminated). Lakoda Rayne will not be eliminated next week to save Paula's creative input on the show.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-13 20:52:17


I feel sorry for Paula too. It has to be humiliating to have her groups in the bottom 2 for 2 weeks in a row.

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Posted by Rankography 2011-11-14 16:44:50


My theory on groups is that they don't identify with the audience in the same way that single artists do.

For instance we know a bit about young Rachel or 60 yr old LeRoy Bell but I could not tell you the name of one of the members of either group Lakoda Rayne or The Stereo Hogz.

I think people vote for the people that they feel a connection to and you just don't connect with groups in the same way. My guess would be that they will eliminate groups from future iterations of the show.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-11-18 00:04:52


Astro had the worst attitude tonight. He came off as very arrogant and rude. He'll never get far in life if he behaves like that.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-18 08:08:40


You are so right. He was such a brat - I can't believe the judges put him through. I really hope he's gone next week.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-11-18 09:45:26


I'm not a fan of astro or his music, but the kid's in a hard place. He's gotten a big head from all the adoration piled on him by the adult music professionals but he's not mature enough to be able to handle the situation. I think he's too young for this right now.

I am a big fan of Rachel Crow, but I think it's also too early for her. It could be a mistake in putting such young kids through this. Just my thoughts.

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Posted by ljay889 2011-11-18 10:32:48


Last night was absolutely ridiculous. Astro came off as an entitled brat. Stacey is quite a talent, and she needed this more than he does.

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Posted by JP2 2011-11-18 10:58:33


Eh, Stacey needed to go, and honestly Leroy Bell needs to go as well. And of course Lakoda Rayne. :/

I was disappointed in Astro's attitude last night. He probably lost a majority of his fan base because of that. Still, he's by far one of the most talented left on the show. I hope he lasts a little bit longer.

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Posted by doodlenyc 2011-11-18 10:58:35


Stacy couldnt pick a key either night she sang this week. She was terrible. The whole first part of Amazing Grace was in the WRONG KEY and it's a SINGING show. It's not a charity show, so putting her through because she needs it more (how would you judge such a thing?) would demean the show. I understand the sentiment of liking her better, and the audience agreed, but that's not the show.

That Astro was a little ahole, but I think that swagger is part of the kind of artist he's trying to be and has been taught to admire. He showed his true self, and age, when he started crying though.

Decoder Ring should've gone home however. They are terrible.

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Posted by ljay889 2011-11-18 12:02:55


and it's a SINGING show.

Is it? Then that little brat should really be gone! At least Chris Rene sings the choruses of his songs.

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Posted by doodlenyc 2011-11-18 13:26:37


Okay...then it's a TALENT show featuring musical acts....and like him or not, and I dont, that little brat has talent.

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Posted by ljay889 2011-11-18 15:49:53


A 15-year-old rapper is hardly anything new. I don't see why people are going so gaga over him. Lil' Bow Wow did the same thing 11 years ago! And he started even younger than Astro.

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Posted by JP2 2011-11-18 21:58:02


Lil Bow Wow wasn't talented. . .


Chris Rene may sing, but he sings horribly. And his "rapping" is no where near as good as Astro's.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-19 18:45:30


I don't care how well he raps. His attitude is going to make him very hard to work with.

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Posted by JP2 2011-11-19 20:37:20


His attitude is going to get him kicked off the show next week. I've seen people voted off of Idol for far less.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2011-11-19 22:12:40


This just in, next week is a DOUBLE elimination.

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Posted by StockardFan 2011-11-20 11:37:31


I predict Astro and Decoder Ring for the boot.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-12-08 22:36:31


I thought Drew going home last week was surprising, but tonight was a HUGE SHOCK. Nicole Scherzinger REALLY MESSED UP when she made her decision.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-08 23:17:44


The hysterics made me think she may have made the right decision, lol.

What shocks me is that one of the guys in the finals can't sing.

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Posted by JP2 2011-12-08 23:35:56


Nicole is such a catty bitch and has been so since day one.

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Posted by Plum 2011-12-09 01:21:11


No, she's a coward. Who gets paid to be a judge and then refuses to make a decision? Pissant.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-09 07:55:15


I still think these shows are scripted.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-12-09 12:30:25


Here's what the judges had to say about last night.

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Posted by supportivemom 2011-12-09 12:40:06


Well- my daughter and I tuned in to the end last night and both thought it was so scripted! Personally- I don't think a 14 year old deserves 5 million. She did a great job but she is still very immature. I also think Nicole should have been forced to make a decision- but then we wouldn't have anything to talk about today now would we! I like watching talent but hate the manipulation of Simon Cowell!

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-12-09 13:37:19


Rachel has asked people to stop blaming Nicole for her elimination.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-09 13:57:09


puh-lease-did you guys hear Rachel telling Nicole-"Don't cry, Nicole, I'm OK either way" And then Nicole called the standoff. When it was announced that whoever got the most votes would stay, Rachel was grinning ear to ear and nodding her head yes. All confident. Then she lost and took a tantrum worthy of a toddler.

I still say that she and that little boy were too young and immature for this competition.

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Posted by supportivemom 2011-12-09 16:33:20


Totally agree Jane! My daughter was laughing about it and kept saying oh pahleeze! Geesh!

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-09 17:11:17


haha, maybe Rachel was auditioning for an acting career, gasping and moaning and wailing after collapsing to the floor. LOL! Did you see the tight shot of her and her mother, facing each other in profile, and Rachel sobbing "Mommy, but you PROMISED!!!!!"

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-09 17:11:35


haha, maybe Rachel was auditioning for an acting career, gasping and moaning and wailing after collapsing to the floor. LOL! Did you see the tight shot of her and her mother, facing each other in profile, and Rachel sobbing "Mommy, but you PROMISED!!!!!"

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Posted by supportivemom 2011-12-09 17:14:33


^Ha! Exactly Jane! My daughter yelled out What the... to the TV- especially when she went down to the floor and what was it that Mommy promised? Pathetic!

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Posted by Berd82 2011-12-09 21:39:36


to the comment about Rachel saying "Mommy, but you PROMISED!!!!!" If you watch the video you see Rachel's mother saying "Its going to be ok" and Rachel says back to her mom "Mommy, you promise?" At first when I heard it I thought the same thing, but then I watched it back and saw what was really said.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2011-12-10 09:01:03


I never liked Rachel to begin with so I was happy to see her go last night. And her reaction proves why she's not ready for something like this, even though she's a girl and needs her own bathroom.

And if this show comes back for a 2nd season I'm praying they replace Nicole. I didn't know it was possible for a human being to cry as much as she does. When she does I hope her eyes are taken and studied.

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Posted by JP2 2011-12-10 14:10:06


Nicole is just awful. Hope she gets replaced by Mariah Carey... or better yet, Cheryl Cole!

I didn't think Rachel would win, but I'm sad she went last week over Marcus "Can't stay on pitch" Canty. He actually makes my ears hurt.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2011-12-10 15:02:55


Nicole had this to say about the backlash she has been getting:

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Posted by Luscious 2011-12-10 23:27:49


I don't get all the hate for Nicole. She didn't make the decision to send Little Orphan Annie home; America did. She got the lowest number of votes. End of story and who cares? Personally, I'm glad to see the little brat go.

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Posted by Plum 2011-12-10 23:42:11


If Nicole had just said, "I think Rachel should go home," it would have been just a singing show judge making a bad decision, no big deal. But instead she copped out of doing her stupid job because she didn't want to look like the bad guy and wept and wept as if the great tragedy was that she had to make that choice. She gets paid abundantly to make that choice and she sure as hell wasn't the one getting fired, so my sympathy for her was very limited.

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Posted by iflitifloat 2011-12-11 01:48:26


I suspect Rachel with have a bright future even without winning the X-Factor. That kid has amazing talent.

Nicole disgusts me.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-11 08:52:27


"I don't get all the hate for Nicole. She didn't make the decision to send Little Orphan Annie home;"

Actually she did with her decision for the standoff. Anyway, who cares-Nicole will probably be better off not winning, just as the runnersup on AI are better off. And I don't think Maracus will win either.

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Posted by Luscious 2011-12-11 11:27:30


No. Nicole didn't make the decsion to send Rachel home. By leaving it up to viewer votes, the spoiled brat was sent packing by America. Sorry. But thems the facts. Nicole would be getting just as much heat, if not more, if she voted to send her home. So I guess the only way she wouldn't have pissed off so many people would have been to vote Marcus off. Well, maybe, like me, she thinks that Marcus deserves to be there more than Rachel. Or maybe she felt they both, equally, deserved to be there. Who knows and who cares? Maybe the people giving her so much grief for leaving the decision up to America (like every other talent competition on T.V) should have made a few more calls for their girl Rachel. Anyway... I'm sure that "Annie" has a future in the entertainment business and will make enough money to buy her family that bathroom they always wanted.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-11 11:54:13


I guess it's up to interpretation. I see it as Rachel going home because of Nicole's decision, but as we both said, Luscious, who cares?

And no, as you said, she didn't decide to send Rachel home, but her decision caused her to go home. I guess that's where all the hate is coming from. Why do you hate Rachel so much?

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Posted by JP2 2011-12-11 12:37:53


How is Rachel a spoiled brat? Seriously, get over yourself.

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Posted by Luscious 2011-12-11 14:49:42


I can't stand precocious kids. Never could. Didn't like her from the very first time she performed. In fact, I don't like that the age minimum for the show is 12. I don't think 12 and 13 year olds should be competing against adults. Regardless of how talented they may or may not be, they're not emotionally equipped to handle the pressure and rejection, as was evidenced by her reaction to being voted off. "Mommy... you PROMISED!!!" And for the record, I couldn't stomach Astro either. His arrogance and cocky attitude were a major turn-off, and he also proved himself to be as immature as his years. I was glad to see him go, as well.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2011-12-11 17:15:34


The two of them can now do an Astro & Rachel Variety Hour for Disney or TBN.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2011-12-21 22:53:08


Thoughts on tonight's finale? Personally I say they just go ahead and give the check to Melanie Amaro. In the words of the black girls I work with, she "slayed that junk".

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Posted by JP2 2011-12-22 00:09:13


I want Melanie to win. However, the only person who has the potential to have a successful career is probably Chris Rene. The other two will be forgotten by February.

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Posted by Jane2 2011-12-22 09:16:39


Melanie is the strongest singer, Josh can also sing and has more of a unique voice than Melanie, and Chris is a good performer but can't sing.

I'm not a fan of any of them so I guess I don't care who wins.

If Chris loses, I hope he doesn't have a relapse.

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Posted by ljay889 2011-12-22 22:28:23


The right person won!

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Posted by iflitifloat 2011-12-22 23:03:59


I would have been fine with either Josh or Melanie winning, but would probably only buy Josh's CD. I'm just more drawn to his voice and musical style. I presume that someone will have signed him to a contract by Monday anyway. That being said, I still want to see Melanie sing "You're Gonna Love Me"...

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2011-12-23 12:36:59


Congrats to Melanie! Thoughts on what kind of CD you think she'll go for? I heard somewhere they want to aim for "70's disco diva".

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-01-31 11:17:08


Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger, and Paula Abdul will not return next season.


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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-03-09 19:44:25


I don't think this is a good idea.



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Posted by Wishing Only Wounds 2012-03-12 23:31:48


Britney apparently turned it down.

As someone who hadn't even heard of the US X-Factor started until the judges got fired and it made the news, Britney would get me to watch it...well, she would at least get my attention.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-05-02 16:28:58


Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus are rumored to be taking one of the judges spots. I hope they get Levato instead of Cyrus.





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Posted by ClumsyDude15 2012-05-04 21:52:57


If Demi and Britney both joined, I'd tune back into this show. I liked it enough in the beginning, but the choices the judges made at times of who to keep and who to eliminate was so terrible in the beginning it was just so hard to care about many of them as they moved on.

The only one I liked was Rachel Crowe, the cute little boy and girl band known as inTENsity, and the girl who ultimately won, Melanie.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-05-09 20:38:40


Britney has officially joined the show.



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Posted by ClumsyDude15 2012-05-10 11:39:30


I know what I'll be watching.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-05-14 00:50:39


Demi Lovato has signed on to judge the show as well.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-05-14 17:33:31


From the show's website:

"Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning worldwide pop icon Britney Spears and singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato will join L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell as judges on THE X FACTOR, the hit singing competition series returning this fall on FOX.

Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history. Her musical career boasts nearly 100 million albums sold worldwide and countless awards and accolades, including the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award and Billboard’s Best-Selling Female Artist of the Decade (1998-2008 ). Spears first captivated audiences with her first single “…Baby One More Time,” an international hit that is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S. So far, Spears has earned a total of five No.1 debut albums and 24 Top 40 songs in her career.

Lovato is an accomplished singer and actress with a devoted and engaged young fan base. Her single, “Skyscraper,” off of her most recent album, “Unbroken,” recently went platinum, while the video for her new single, “Give Your Heart a Break,” already has garnered 10 million YouTube views. Her first album, “Don't Forget,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and her second album, “Here We Go Again,” debuted at No. 1. Lovato began acting at the age of 10, and starred in the cable television series, “Sonny With A Chance.” Her film credits include “Camp Rock” and “Princess Protection Program.”

"I'm absolutely delighted Britney and Demi are joining us,” said Simon Cowell. “Britney remains one of the biggest stars in the world, she's talented, fascinating – and I believe she knows exactly how to spot THE X FACTOR. Demi's had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age. She's young, confident, and enthusiastic. I think it’s really important that she speaks to our younger audience. The new panel will be dynamic and will work really well with the changes we are making to the show.”

Spears added, “I couldn't be more excited to join THE X FACTOR judging panel. I'm a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out!”

“I'm so thrilled to join this legendary group of judges on THE X FACTOR,” said Lovato. “To be able to spend each week with Simon, L.A. and Britney watching the best that America has to offer is truly a dream come true.”

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, noted, “Britney is an unparalleled superstar. Her success in the music industry over the last two decades makes her a perfect fit for THE X FACTOR judging panel. Demi has mass appeal and is beloved by her fans around the world. We are incredibly lucky to have them on board and we know they will bring so much excitement to the judging table for Season Two!”

“Britney Spears has done it all – she is the ultimate pop icon – and I am thrilled that she has agreed to join THE X FACTOR,” said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. “Nobody embodies THE X FACTOR more than Britney – she has shown the world what it means, how to do it and how to sustain it! Demi, like Britney, was discovered at a young age. Her ambition and drive solidifies her as one of the most popular young artists today. Now they will each get a chance to share their experiences and skills with the acts that they will mentor on THE X FACTOR.”







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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-06-17 12:53:08


I know this might be old news, but I am a little surprised by this. Despite Nicole Scherzinger being fired from the American version of the show, she is going to judge the UK version of the show. That must be a slap in the face to Paula Abdul and Steve Jones since she sort of got her job back.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-06-17 14:08:19


I don't think its a slap in the face to them, Simon made it clear that Paula and Steve just didn't work but Nicole didn't work for "this" show.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-06-20 14:43:57


Here is Britney talking about being a judge.

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Posted by JayKurnitz 2012-09-07 09:31:35


I'll be the first to admit that I'm a huge Britney fan, and therefore a bit biased. But I thought admitting finally her anxiety issues (something fans have guessed about for a long time) was one of the most mature and real things she's done in awhile. Take a read. There's also a phone interview with Simon Cowell on TMZ where he talks a bit about it.

EDIT: Also, this could explain some of her lackluster performances in the past few years, as well as what most people have noticed as a "dead behind the eyes" sort of look. As most people know, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan) are typically prescribed for anxiety issues, and would explain a hell of a lot.

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Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-09-10 12:19:31


Simon says that Britney is quite mean on the show.

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Posted by ClumsyDude15 2012-09-11 05:08:43


I'm extremely excited about this, and I would really love it if rumors were true and Kevin McHale [of Glee] or Corbin Bleu were to host.

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Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2012-11-01 22:30:47


Anybody give a fig?

I thought the opening shows were okay. Khloe was better as a host than I'd've thought. Didn't really care who went home tonight. The gay guy is annoying. Why must they play up the gay aspect so much? Probably why I don't remember his name.

Carly is the best.