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Old 17-01-2013, 00:08
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Its only about a month old or so but WOW its ageing badly.
Am I the only person who is bored of the song already.
It may be a top selling song but for me its already sounding tired.

Anyone else bored of it by now?
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Old 17-01-2013, 00:09
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It was shit to begin with so no surprises.
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Old 17-01-2013, 00:15
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Yeah it sounds like bad kareoke to me.
Shontelles version has stood the test of time.
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Old 17-01-2013, 00:24
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This still sounds amazing though, some winner's songs are just better than others. I never really liked James' version of Impossible that much....

I think the versions by Cher Lloyd (her winners song if she had won) and Leona Lewis (song was pitched to her but she rejected) are probably a lot better.
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Old 17-01-2013, 00:44
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I don't think it sounds tired. I can imagine it becomming old though. It's hardly an amazing song. To be honest, its the only winner's song that I've ever liked and bought. I liked Alexandra's but I didn't buy it.
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Old 17-01-2013, 01:57
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Yes, as I said to my mother yesterday when she was watching the video on Sky, I was getting bored with it. It is gradually sounding drab and not as important.

I cannot wait for James's debut CD to arrive. He did say in a clip that I found on YouTube, just before Xmas that as soon as he can, in either Jan or Feb, he would be in the recording studio working on the album. He did also say that he has some songs already done to be put on the CD, but still has some to record for it.

He lastly did say, that he hopes to get it out either in the Summer or early Autumn. Goodee!
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Old 17-01-2013, 10:19
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I agree.
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Old 17-01-2013, 10:30
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It was shit to begin with so no surprises.
So true!!!
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:00
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Agreed...only winners song I've not liked...would like to hear cher lloyds version though
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:51
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It's dreadful. I never watch XF but I tuned in to see the final and to see who won and the performance was woeful. He sounded like he was phoning it in. Not a good choice of song though. The only decent XF winners' single was Alexandra Burke's. Why do all the winners' singles have to be dreary ballads? Will they ever have another song like Sound of the Underground again?
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Old 17-01-2013, 12:10
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He sounds like a 50 a day singer so..........
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Old 17-01-2013, 12:23
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I don't really like the song Impossible in general. Even when Shontelle's version came out, I remember a lot of people hyping over it and thinking it should've charted much higher, etc. but I never really got the fuss even back then.

Putting aside the fact that I don't care for the song, I think James Arthur's version of the song is good, although a bit intense-sounding.

I'm really shocked at how big the song has been. I've not really heard it much in everyday life, but its sales are incredible, I thought it would struggle to even sell a third of what it has done, especially after how Little Mix's winner's single performed the year before.
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Old 17-01-2013, 12:26
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I can't stand the way he sings 'stell them' instead of 'tell them' ALL the way through. Am I the only one who has noticed?
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Old 17-01-2013, 15:26
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Will they ever have another song like Sound of the Underground again?
But that wasn't X-Factor! It was Pop Stars: The Rivals.
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:02
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But that wasn't X-Factor! It was Pop Stars: The Rivals.
I know it was, but it was still one of the best reality TV show winners' singles. All the X Factor ones have been dreary ballads.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:50
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Its pure crap i was bored when i heard him sing it on XFactor, the original is better by a country mile!
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:46
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Boring song sung by fella who sounds like a stuck pig & looks like a fat lady with a beard
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Old 17-01-2013, 23:40
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Boring song sung by fella who sounds like a stuck pig & looks like a fat lady with a beard
That made me laugh
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Old 18-01-2013, 00:09
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Why do all the winners' singles have to be dreary ballads? Will they ever have another song like Sound of the Underground again?
I agree. This is the Australian X Factor winners single for 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH1_JWD5I8

It's upbeat, it's not a cover, it has a proper video and it's an amazing song. I think they should do the same kind of thing in the UK.
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Old 18-01-2013, 03:30
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singles have to be dreary ballads?
It's al about the winner's "journey" and the victorious ballad allows them to unleash all the joy and emotion over winning. Thinking about the live performance, only a ballad would be suitable for that compulsory, forced moment when everyone comes out hugging the winner. Ugh. Similarly, every winner's single has had a video comprised of their X Factor "journey" and it wouldn't be all sentimental if there were an upbeat track playing over it.
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Old 18-01-2013, 03:37
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It's al about the winner's "journey" and the victorious ballad allows them to unleash all the joy and emotion over winning. Every winner's single has had a video comprised of their X Factor "journey" and it wouldn't be all sentimental if there were an upbeat track playing over it.
That's rubbish!!
The winners single has become predictable. It doesn't have to be sentimental. It just has to sell. I for one think the winners singles are the worst thing about the x factor. Its always a cover, always a ballad, always a cheap video made within 2 days, always the same old s#*t. Also, the singles are never a true reflection of the type of music the winner actually makes.
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Old 18-01-2013, 03:53
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I think the versions by Cher Lloyd (her winners song if she had won) and Leona Lewis (song was pitched to her but she rejected) are probably a lot better.
Didn't she also turn down Rihanna's "We Found Love?" Does she and/or her management not want her to have success or something?
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Old 18-01-2013, 07:31
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Yeah, the winners singles are always the same and Arthur's is an absolute textbook example, shot in black and white, capturing their 'emotional journey' through to achieving their dreams. What a load of dreary sentimental shit. The thing is, people keep buying this crap and Cowell is laughing all the way to the bank every Christmas.
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Old 18-01-2013, 08:26
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I agree. This is the Australian X Factor winners single for 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH1_JWD5I8

It's upbeat, it's not a cover, it has a proper video and it's an amazing song. I think they should do the same kind of thing in the UK.
I love Samantha, great song and worthy winner. Love the video I wonder if it's getting a UK release...
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Old 18-01-2013, 09:05
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I understand that Joe McElderry was going to release Don't Stop Believing as his winner's single but Journey did want that so he sang The Climb. I do like The Climb and the words are very appropriate under the circumstances which followed, but DSB would have been so much better. He still sings it at his many gigs.
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