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Old 18-11-2011, 21:31
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I think simon hopes they will have success like justin bieber and be the next "big thing".

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Old 18-11-2011, 21:36
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No... America are so over boybands!!
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:37
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A Disney TV show would certainly help them. It seems all the US tween stars have all originated from that stable.

I wouldn't be surprised if they did, but it'll take a lot of work. Even with Simon Cowell behind them.
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:38
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I think simon hopes they will have success like justin bieber and be the next "big thing".

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Those wimps would struggle to crack an egg
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:40
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I think simon hopes they will have success like justin bieber and be the next "big thing".

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You need to deal with your obsession.
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:43
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You need to deal with your obsession.
What?
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:43
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:46
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I personally think they can. They have apparently been signed to Island Def Jam. They have L.A Reid behind them; and lets not forget he's the one who singed Bieber.
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:51
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I personally think they can. They have apparently been signed to Island Def Jam. They have L.A Reid behind them; and lets not forget he's the one who singed Bieber.
And they are doing a tour in the States next year so who knows. They have a good a chance as anyone so please don't get your hopes up that they will bomb just yet

ETA Sorry pringle that last comment wasn't aimed at you but all those desperate for the boys to fall flat on their asses
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:56
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They're touring with Big Time Rush in the USA, so that will probably test the waters as far as what kind of reception they'd get.

Musically, I don't know. I just don't get it. But it may not matter if they're able to successfully sell THEMSELVES to the point that the music becomes secondary...or tertiary.
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Old 18-11-2011, 21:59
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They have about as much chance of "cracking" America as Sinitta
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:00
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I think simon hopes they will have success like justin bieber and be the next "big thing".

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They'll crack absolutely f**k all and rightly so, the talentless bunch of hyped-up thunderc**ts!
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:04
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They'll crack absolutely f**k all and rightly so, the talentless bunch of hyped-up thunderc**ts!
Aw Rupert what a lovely way you have with words. Here's hoping you never turn to songwriting
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:04
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I personally think they can. They have apparently been signed to Island Def Jam. They have L.A Reid behind them; and lets not forget he's the one who singed Bieber.
L.A. moved to Epic Records.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:05
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I personally think they can. They have apparently been signed to Island Def Jam. They have L.A Reid behind them; and lets not forget he's the one who singed Bieber.
Except LA Reid left Def Jam ages ago and now works for Epic!
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:06
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Aw Rupert what a lovely way you have with words. Here's hoping you never turn to songwriting
I think "Here Comes the Thunderc**ts" could be a Top 10 hit.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:07
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I think "Here Comes the Thunderc**ts" could be a Top 10 hit.
"Thunderc**ts Are Go!"
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:08
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"Thunderc**ts Are Go!"
That's for his upcoming remix album.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:09
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LOL. No. Seems like boybands are dead in the US. They also will be destroyed by the US given how bad their performances and singing are. They really still struggle to sing and look awkward.

I personally think they can. They have apparently been signed to Island Def Jam. They have L.A Reid behind them; and lets not forget he's the one who singed Bieber.
Umm... L.A. Reid is out of Def Jam so he can do X Factor and head a Sony label.

I think you are talking about The Wanted, who was rumored to have signed with Island Def Jam. Since 1D is already signed to Syco, which is under Sony, this does not make any sense at all.

Have you been reading the Sun, Daily Star, and/or Mirror again.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:12
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No the boy band market is dead - plus they need to concentrate on their own country first.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:22
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They're touring with Big Time Rush in the USA, so that will probably test the waters as far as what kind of reception they'd get.

Musically, I don't know. I just don't get it. But it may not matter if they're able to successfully sell THEMSELVES to the point that the music becomes secondary...or tertiary.
Well Big Time Rush are hardly impacting America... they have like 6 songs that reached 100-something on the charts
One Direction are a manufactured boyband and wont get far
The OP is having a laugh
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:25
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Well Big Time Rush are hardly impacting America... they have like 6 songs that reached 100-something on the charts
One Direction are a manufactured boyband and wont get far
The OP is having a laugh
I actually disagree. I think One Direction have a fairly good chance of doing well over there. They are young and very good looking. I think the teenage girls there are going to go crazy for their British accents.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:29
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Well Big Time Rush are hardly impacting America... they have like 6 songs that reached 100-something on the charts
One Direction are a manufactured boyband and wont get far
The OP is having a laugh
BTR may not be on the level of the Black Eyed Peas, but they're on Season 3 of a fairly successful TV show. They're not impacting the charts, but have certainly carved out a nice core following of 6-14 year old boys and girls that worship them.

Mind you, I'd prefer that 1D stayed in the UK. Not a fan of their music, and don't think that their style has much to offer to the current American charts. My inclination is to say that they won't make much of an impact in the US market in any way, but have to give their management props for a very smart entry point.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:31
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I actually disagree. I think One Direction have a fairly good chance of doing well over there. They are young and very good looking. I think the teenage girls there are going to go crazy for their British accents.


Harry has one of the most boring voices ever.
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Old 18-11-2011, 22:32
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They'll crack absolutely f**k all and rightly so, the talentless bunch of hyped-up thunderc**ts!
You show a maturity beyond your years.
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