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Old 19-11-2011, 13:58
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So you saying JLS, Take That and Robbie solo aren't talented
I don't think Robbie is talented.
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Old 19-11-2011, 14:01
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No chance...
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Old 19-11-2011, 14:05
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Let's break it down:

Liam - Great voice, good looking but moody and dull as ****.
Harry - Great voice, good looking and a cheeky personality.
Zain - Good looking, can't sing for shit.
Niall - Not good looking, can sing a bit, doesn't dance, doesn't do anything, has no personality...
Louis - Not good looking, can't sing for shit, doesn't dance, doesn't do anything, has no personality and is mentally unstable (wanted Frankie to win The X Factor)

On Harry alone, maybe the US girls will 'dig 'em. But I doubt it.

Bieber fans love Bieber and he is their No. 1. The only reason 1D are doing well over here is because of The X Factor. Without that, they wouldn't be around.
Opinion really, I think all 5 are attractive.
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Old 19-11-2011, 15:08
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Opinion really, I think all 5 are attractive.
Not opinion. Fact.
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Old 19-11-2011, 15:29
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Not opinion. Fact.
Well if you say it is a fact then it must be
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Old 19-11-2011, 15:37
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Let's break it down:

Liam - Great voice, good looking but moody and dull as ****.
Harry - Great voice, good looking and a cheeky personality.
Zain - Good looking, can't sing for shit.
Niall - Not good looking, can sing a bit, doesn't dance, doesn't do anything, has no personality...
Louis - Not good looking, can't sing for shit, doesn't dance, doesn't do anything, has no personality and is mentally unstable (wanted Frankie to win The X Factor)

On Harry alone, maybe the US girls will 'dig 'em. But I doubt it.

Bieber fans love Bieber and he is their No. 1. The only reason 1D are doing well over here is because of The X Factor. Without that, they wouldn't be around.
Stating that Liam is moody and dull and that Niall and Louis have 'no personality' (and that Louis is mentally unstable, what??) makes me think you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 19-11-2011, 15:56
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Stating that Liam is moody and dull and that Niall and Louis have 'no personality' (and that Louis is mentally unstable, what??) makes me think you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
I don't know much about One Direction but I like their songs, and yes Liam always looks moody, probably not so much now but on the show yes (still moody looking, and why has he tried to copy Harry's hair?). You must remember that most people aren't going to stalk them and try and get a sniff of their boxers but make their decision on first appearances; and the way I described them above are the first appearances they give off. Harry is the main guy, the average person won't even know the name of the other two.
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Old 19-11-2011, 16:06
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I don't know much about One Direction but I like their songs, and yes Liam always looks moody, probably not so much now but on the show yes (still moody looking, and why has he tried to copy Harry's hair?). You must remember that most people aren't going to stalk them and try and get a sniff of their boxers but make their decision on first appearances; and the way I described them above are the first appearances they give off. Harry is the main guy, the average person won't even know the name of the other two.
Liam hasn't tried to copy Harry's hair, that's his natural hair.

I don't stalk them either, but those descriptions are certainly not the first impressions I got from them. I like Liam and Niall because, IMO, they have the best voices. I'm am no fan of the other three, but I would never say they don't have personalities. What does that even mean, how can a person not have a personality - you may be quiet or shy, but it's still a personality.
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Old 19-11-2011, 16:07
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There signed to Island apparently and They have been listed in Billboards top 21 teens, Forgot which place but they were still on there!
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Old 19-11-2011, 16:10
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I think they will have a lot of success in the U.K. for a couple of years, but I don't think they will "crack" the U.S.
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Old 19-11-2011, 16:11
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Let's break it down:

Liam - Great voice, good looking but moody and dull as ****.
Harry - Great voice, good looking and a cheeky personality.
Zain - Good looking, can't sing for shit.
Niall - Not good looking, can sing a bit, doesn't dance, doesn't do anything, has no personality...
Louis - Not good looking, can't sing for shit, doesn't dance, doesn't do anything, has no personality and is mentally unstable (wanted Frankie to win The X Factor)

On Harry alone, maybe the US girls will 'dig 'em. But I doubt it.

Bieber fans love Bieber and he is their No. 1. The only reason 1D are doing well over here is because of The X Factor. Without that, they wouldn't be around.
He is good looking, He can sing, He can Dance an Has an amazing personality, I dunno why you seem to think he doesn't?

And Louis is in no way Mentally Unstable, That is a cruel thing to say, Just cos he wanted Frankie to win (Not that i like frankie, In fact i hate him) doesnt give you the right to go around saying he is mentally unstable? Thats honestly just unfair and pretty rude.
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Old 19-11-2011, 16:49
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One Direction are being pimped to the max by Simon Cowell and their record label. These boys have the potential to go worldwide and Cowell saw it right at the beginning and can see it even more so right now.

They have the perfect mix of likeability, cuteness and a cracking debut song in WMYB (the best selling song of the yeaR, and the ALL-TIME best-selling pre-sale Sony Records song ever in the UK).

I'm not a fan of their second song, but the crowds that gather to see them at whatever radio, tv book signing appearances are just massive.

One Direction are already massive, and are being marketed in the perfect way in which to make them even more so. They are being directly targeted at the lucrative US market and stand a very good chance of cracking it over there.
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Old 19-11-2011, 17:14
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Actually they are marketed way over the top.
Which is why a song that doesn't go to number one is regarded as massive flop.
Simon doesn't believe in them either.
Books, documentaries, apparently a film in the making, tons of merchandise, dolls - all that with barely two songs out?
That's not marketing for the long run that is squeezing as much money as possible out of them as quickly as possible while the public is interested.
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Old 19-11-2011, 18:48
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Actually they are marketed way over the top.
Which is why a song that doesn't go to number one is regarded as massive flop.
Simon doesn't believe in them either.
Books, documentaries, apparently a film in the making, tons of merchandise, dolls - all that with barely two songs out?

That's not marketing for the long run that is squeezing as much money as possible out of them as quickly as possible while the public is interested.
I would agree with you except Simon has ensured they have come out with a cracking debut song which has broken the record for the most pre orders in Sony's history. I have also heard the album and it is an excellent debut album. Watch the stars for reviews when it is officially out.

IMO they have been marketed for their demograph and that isn't way over the top but the way forward for boy bands. Their fan base lap up all the merchandise. Whether they have longetevity or not isn't up to Simon but their fan base and only time will tell if they are in it for the long haul or have moved onto the next big thing
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Old 19-11-2011, 18:52
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Only if they make a model of it out of toffee and hit it with hammers. Otherwise Wand Erection are one of the blandest boy bands ever.
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Old 19-11-2011, 19:06
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They will never crack America. JLS failed to do so, so 1D have zero chance.
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Old 19-11-2011, 19:18
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They will never crack America. JLS failed to do so, so 1D have zero chance.
I really don't know if they will crack the US but they have Cowell firmly in their camp and happy to throw money at the project, which shouldn't be discounted. JLS didn't really have this. I certainly think they have a good chance.

That said BTR are hardly superstars over there - they sold 500k copies of their debut album despite a TV show - so supporting them isn't like supporting Beiber.

It will be interesting to watch over the next year or so to see just how much power Cowell really has, but if any UK boyband can do it, it will be 1D.
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Old 19-11-2011, 19:33
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I think they will do very well in the Uk, and can see them being around for a good 10 years. I don't think they have a chance to crack the USA at all.
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Old 19-11-2011, 19:38
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pftttttttttttttt They have absolutely NO CHANCE whatsoever, so please you 1d 'fans' aka sheep please stop dreaming, JLS went there and came back being laughed at by the americans, 1d are even worse, theyll not only be laughed at by the US but theyll think we have such shit talent! so dont send these talentless nobodies over there to ruin the reputation of british music!
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Old 19-11-2011, 19:50
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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.
Simon doesn't have a ton of credibility in the US market. If LA Reid backed one of Simon's UK acts then MAYBE.
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Old 19-11-2011, 19:53
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pftttttttttttttt They have absolutely NO CHANCE whatsoever, so please you 1d 'fans' aka sheep please stop dreaming, JLS went there and came back being laughed at by the americans, 1d are even worse, theyll not only be laughed at by the US but theyll think we have such shit talent! so dont send these talentless nobodies over there to ruin the reputation of british music!
1D are not doing what JLS did, which was just to release a single, which didn't do well. They are touring with an establshed group. Thats a better way to approach the market.
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Old 19-11-2011, 20:00
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1D are not doing what JLS did, which was just to release a single, which didn't do well. They are touring with an establshed group. Thats a better way to approach the market.
yh im sure showing off their 'great singing' abilities is really going to win over the USA. in fact, i might as well send my cat over there, she's better than them, so you never know, she might make it as well, meowww
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Old 19-11-2011, 20:06
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If they do crack America (I'm not saying they will, but IF..), everybody on here will say 'I always knew they would'! Mark my words!!!
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Old 19-11-2011, 20:12
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If they do crack America (I'm not saying they will, but IF..), everybody on here will say 'I always knew they would'! Mark my words!!!
You bet.
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Old 19-11-2011, 23:25
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Whether they have longetevity or not isn't up to Simon but their fan base
Not just. Simon knows very well what he is doing. He's been in the business long enough and he knows if you shove an act down peoples throat as excessive as he does with OD, they tire of it very quickly. The already weaker selling second single (I can't get over it, it's just their second singles all this hype and frenzy after they only released one song, all orchestrated by the media/Simon and people eat it right up) is prove of that.
OD will probably be around for a bit longer but I doubt they will still be a big deal next year this time around.
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