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Old 01-05-2012, 12:37
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Don't know if this has been discussed before but I have come to the decision that I prefer X-Factor. Would like to know others' thoughts?
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:42
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Only ever watched Xfactor the year Austin Drage was in it, stopped watching when he was voted out in like week 4 and watched it on and off the year Leon won too.

Overall I prefer The Voice
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:56
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For me personally, I prefer the beginning of the The Voice with the swivelling chairs (but not the fact that not all potential contestants were even heard) and I liked the battle rounds because when the battles worked, they really worked well!

But I prefer the voting format of the XFactor because it is based on the weaker acts leaving regardless of which team an act is in.

So as much as I enjoy both, for me overall XFactor is better out of the two.

And yes, I am still gutted at the likes of Bill leaving the process way too early
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:57
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You might get better X Factor votes if you post this in that forum too.

I prefer the Voice. But to be fair, I've only watched the second season of XF and the season when Leona won. The rest I just caught clips from youtube.

Also, there are still a lot I can see The Voice could improve upon (Holly is a start, but where to begin when we list her weakness as the main anchor/host?). But so far, I prefer The Voice for not being cruel to the contestants.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:58
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For me personally, I prefer the beginning of the The Voice with the swivelling chairs (but not the fact that not all potential contestants were even heard) and I liked the battle rounds because when the battles worked, they really worked well!

But I prefer the voting format of the XFactor because it is based on the weaker acts leaving regardless of which team an act is in.

So as much as I enjoy both, for me overall XFactor is better out of the two.

And yes, I am still gutted at the likes of Bill leaving the process way too early
I hope Bill returns next year, or maybe he'll try XF this time.
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Old 01-05-2012, 13:05
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I enjoy both shows alot.
Audition and battle stages of the Voice I much prefered to the auditions and bootcamp stages of X factor.

But I love the judges houses stage of X factor, Voice doesn't have anything like that.

When it comes to the live shows I don't like the fact that an act who may have recieved way more votes leaves over someone in the other team who probably recieved way less. How long does the voting stay like this for? after Danny and Jessies teams next week will the voting turn to normal? ie. lowest polling act leaves no matter what team they're in?

The judges always began to really get on my nerves by the time of the live shows of Xfactor so I prefer the voice judges and how they get along, But I don't think the first live show was as exiting as some of X factors first live shows.

Hard to say which one I prefer, I think I prefer the Voice at the moment, for the fact that there's no bickering, no breaks and no Jedward. But they need to step it up for the next live show as I found the first one a little underwhelming.
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Old 01-05-2012, 13:22
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Don't know if this has been discussed before but I have come to the decision that I prefer X-Factor. Would like to know others' thoughts?


I take it you don't hang out on this board much. virtually every thread turns into an X Factor v the Voice cat fight.

I prefer the Voice, hate all the fake fighting, pantomime baddies and dreadful acts on the x factor. I prefer the ethos of the Voice which is to encourage and teach rather than the belittling and ridiculing on the x factor. But hey, if you enjoy it, all power to you.
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Old 01-05-2012, 14:34
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For me the x factor wins hands down.

I think the voice offers something different, but it misses the point of these types of show. there is no drama, no real sense of tension and in terms of contestant and judge/coach no personality.

while the x factor has numerous flaws (which i have no doubt it will address due to the success of the voice) you do feel like the contestants are being challenged each week and that any act that does well has earned their success.

hopefully a good future for both shows!
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Old 01-05-2012, 14:38
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Never watched XF. Nor will I.

Sounds like a freak show. Ritual humiliation of poor acts. The ghastly Simon Cowell. His love life and spats with other judges. Commercials.

That's all I know about it from news headlines that I haven't been able to avoid. Sounds grim.
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Old 01-05-2012, 14:38
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Don't know if this has been discussed before but I have come to the decision that I prefer X-Factor. Would like to know others' thoughts?
I don't think the X Factor has ever been mentioned in the forum. I don't think it's ever occured to people that these shows are remotely alike - certainly not me.
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Old 01-05-2012, 14:43
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Never watched XF. Nor will I.

Sounds like a freak show. Ritual humiliation of poor acts. The ghastly Simon Cowell. His love life and spats with other judges. Commercials.

That's all I know about it from news headlines that I haven't been able to avoid. Sounds grim.
Fashion shows between the female judges/mentors, catfights between them. Putting through brats who smoke pot and enjoy sex parties etc..

These are in the headlines too. So good that there are youtube clips to glimpse what the fuss was all about. Last year's acts were totally forgettable, save those clown acts, fo course, but for all the wrong reasons.
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:13
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Putting through brats who smoke pot and enjoy sex parties etc..
not the sort of people we want as popstars!

it's a talent show not newsnight!
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:21
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they are much the same

sob stories, been seen before, judges making the choices of who stays and who goes, crap song choices

the only big difference is the voice results are not live
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:26
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not the sort of people we want as popstars!

it's a talent show not newsnight!
Every successful music artist is, indeed, a paragon of virtue. Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, don't shag their way through tours, haven't got egos the size of Jupiter...

As squeaky clean as a primary school dining table. every single one.
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:29
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not the sort of people we want as popstars!

it's a talent show not newsnight!
Oh no. Surely not? JLS has their own condoms to preach safe sex (use their flavour condoms, which to choose?).

And of course, squeaky clean 1D only contracted STDs through the koala bears. Oh no, whatever gives you the idea that those manboys have any sex drive eh?

And how do you know Jeremy Paxman are not sleeping around? Or those he interviewed (politicians mostly) are not sex fiends themselves?
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Old 01-05-2012, 16:50
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Well I think it's a little early to tell since The Voice still isn't finished but so far I prefer the Voice, no joke acts, overall better singers, no really bad auditions, much more interesting way of cutting down the contestants and better judging(coaching) panel. I'm not sure if I'll enjoy the live shows better or worse than the live shows of X Factor so we'll see.

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Old 01-05-2012, 17:23
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Well I think it's a little early to tell since The Voice still isn't finished but so far I prefer the Voice, no joke acts, overall better singers, no really bad auditions, much more interesting way of cutting down the contestants and better judging(coaching) panel. I'm not sure if I'll enjoy the live shows better or worse than the live shows of X Factor so we'll see.

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I agree, but I stopped watching X Factor pretty much after Katie Waissel got kept in over Aiden that to me was the point the show took it way too far into ignoring talent (and indeed public popularity, what's the point in voting if the least popular isn't sent home week after week?) and being all about publicity and money. Before that I could've just ignored it. Watching the Voice has also made me realise how much I hate the joke acts and people told repeatedly that they're amazing by producers at audition after audition only to be laughed at and humiliated by hundreds in the audience and thousands at home.

The positivity of the Voice is so refreshing and I get the feeling they really care about the artists and are trying to help them any way they can. I accept that X Factor has many good points as an entertainment show, that's why people watch it. But I see the Voice as a talent contest. People may argue "so and so should never have been sent home because they've got a better voice!" but to me at least a technically perfect voice isn't always the one I want to listen to.

Personally I like The Voice so much more than X Factor
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