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Old 10-12-2012, 00:29
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUi0fcEAf1w

I really like this! My favourite winners song.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:53
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Awful, compared to the original.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:48
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He has a nice tone to his voice but limited range. If I hadn't heard the original, I might be impressed with this song but Shontelle has the range to do this song justice and James doesn't.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:20
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This guy cant sing,,but it gets him out ov his bedsit,
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:36
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Wow, this is bad. I haven't followed this X factor so had never heard him.
He was the best of the bunch?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:10
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I love the original and I love his interpretation. It's one of the few winners singles where lyrically the song is relevent to what he went and has been through.

This may be my favourite winners single since Alex Burke's.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:13
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I'm sure the kids will buy it but its a poor song sung by an average singer. No doubt he'll be appearing at a Butlins near you within 12 months.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:15
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I'm sure the kids will buy it but its a poor song sung by an average singer. No doubt he'll be appearing at a Butlins near you within 12 months.
Very likely, but only to be there to support his good mate Rylan. Then afterwards, he will make way to a sold out gig at hammersmith where he is due to perform.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:22
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It's dreadful. Very odd song choice too. Why does the winners' single always have to be some dreary ballad? Will there ever be an upbeat one like Sound of the Underground again?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:26
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It's dreadful. Very odd song choice too. Why does the winners' single always have to be some dreary ballad? Will there ever be an upbeat one like Sound of the Underground again?
The last 2 Aussie winners have been uptempo songs.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:45
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I really hope this crap cover is not number one for xmas. Come on public. wake up and stop buying covers, make them record a new song like they did for shayne ward.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:58
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I don't think the song suits him at all something like One by U2 would have been much better i think.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:37
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I don't think the song suits him at all something like One by U2 would have been much better i think.
that would have been bloody better, its hardly xmasy
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:42
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just donate some money directly to the charity, then you won't feel inclined to buy this steaming pile of s***e
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:46
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IT'S AWFUL!!!

That's the thing about doing covers, it's very hard to out do the original but this just seems like the same version but with him singing instead of her.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:53
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The last 2 Aussie winners have been uptempo songs.
You don't hear them much in the UK or Ireland though and I haven't looked online as I don't follow it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:54
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Many people praise James, but I never liked him. He always sings like he is dying, he moans and is so intense all the time. And in my opinion, he sings everything in the same way - I don't think i could listen to his album.
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Old 10-12-2012, 13:23
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this just seems like the same version but with him singing instead of her.
Yeah, I suppose its a bit like a cover in that respect isn't it?
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Old 10-12-2012, 13:59
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Wow another thread with digs at a pure talented artist.

When you can go and win a singing comp and have a single go to number 1 on pre orders alone and stay at number one come back and might take you the least bit serious
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:05
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Wow another thread with digs at a pure talented artist.

When you can go and win a singing comp and have a single go to number 1 on pre orders alone and stay at number one come back and might take you the least bit serious
Lol, you seriously think that's down to him? It's called marketing!
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:17
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I am much happier this won and not Jahmene's cover. I wasn't familiar with the Shontelle original so can't comment on whether it's better or not, however the amount of radio airplay it will get will be much more tolerable than hearing 'Let it Be' all over the festive season.
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:33
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Lol, you seriously think that's down to him? It's called marketing!
? Whats called marketing
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:41
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? Whats called marketing
The whole thing. X Factor is one big marketing ploy!
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:44
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? Whats called marketing
The fact that he is no.1 in pre-sales. That means nothing because this usually always happens to The X factor winner. Let's face it, if he covered "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", that would have also been no.1.

And so what if people say negative opinion about him? Everyone has the right to think and say what they want - I don't have to like him or praise just because he won the show.

He is talented at interpreting songs, but his vocal abilities are nothing special.

And by the way, he clearly didn't make I'm Sexy And I Know It interpretation but took credit when all the judges praised him without saying a word - that's not ok...
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Old 10-12-2012, 18:43
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This guy cant sing,,but it gets him out ov his bedsit,
You must be joking, he has got heart and passion in his voice. Weather he can reach certain tones or not is beside the point, what he has got is GOOOOOOD...
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