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Old 04-04-2013, 18:49
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If someone went on stage and sang, and was only ok, but the tone to their voice was amazing - i would like them.

If someone went on stage and sung brilliantly, but didn't have a good tone - i wouldn't like them.

What makes someone YOUR favourite?
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:54
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Confidence, stage presence, trendsetter, unique and above average vocals.
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:55
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:08
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:20
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I like contestants with a unique, distinctive tone that you could imagine on a recorded track, and an obvious flair and passion for music. Good stage presence is a must (I don't mean overly confident, necessarily, just someone who I can't take my eyes off when they perform - there needs to be a level of intensity there. It's not generally something you can teach.)

If it's a group, the chemistry between them is always something I look for, and pleasant-sounding harmonies always swing it for me. Another big thing for me is how contestants perform the song. I'm always won over by acts that seem to have a decent understanding of a song and convey that through the way they sing it. You can tell with some acts that even though they might have nailed it vocally, there's no real empathy with what the song is about. And yes, it's possible to empathise with even the most bubblegum of pop, so that's not an excuse!

And I won't lie, good looks do help, but so few contestants that go on are actually my type that it's nowhere near the only factor for me!
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:38
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Vocals. If you can sing, that's good. And tone. If it's like a cat, no sir (hence why I hated Matt on the show but tolerate him now and James too )

Also you need some star quality/charisma.
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:48
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Star quality is the most important for me. I'm not stanning for a bland act. They have to be unique too (which includes a unique voice/style) and also show the music direction they will be going in when they finish the show.
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:57
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Star quality is the most important for me. I'm not stanning for a bland act. They have to be unique too (which includes a unique voice/style) and also show the music direction they will be going in when they finish the show.
This really. A combination of image, voice, personality, stage presence & artistry all determine who I support.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:01
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The best voice is most important for me.
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:18
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Star quality is the most important for me. I'm not stanning for a bland act. They have to be unique too (which includes a unique voice/style) and also show the music direction they will be going in when they finish the show.
^^This
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Old 04-04-2013, 21:35
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a good voice but more in a unique way than the standard way

a working class background - very important that

a bit of an attitude and/or chip on shoulder

an imaginative choice of songs

quirkiness
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Old 05-04-2013, 00:47
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i just know on the day which amongst the acts i want to support.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:33
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Pretty much completely the voice for me, I always go for the belters
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:38
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They need an 'i' in their name....
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:43
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I have no real expectations, but I do tend to like retro (not old fashioned) and something classy. I like someone that covers fairly obscure material I'm not expecting. One of the very few disappointing things Leona (my all-time favourite) did was cover well-trodden material - the Whitneys, the Celines, the Mariahs, which is what I liked about Rebecca (my second favourite) who seemed to surprise me more.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:44
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Boobs.

All this time, I was looking for a good old girlband with attitude to win this whole thing, I think my wait is over. I don't need to watch X Factor anymore.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:52
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a good voice but more in a unique way than the standard way

a working class background - very important that

a bit of an attitude and/or chip on shoulder

an imaginative choice of songs

quirkiness
Started from the bottom now we here.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:54
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:57
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What makes me support my favorite is first and foremost...the voice, personality comes second, everything else comes last. With groups, harmonies win me over very quickly.
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Old 05-04-2013, 13:44
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Not only their voice but the personality as well.
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Old 05-04-2013, 16:13
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a consistently good singer and performer - I don't necessary mean dancing just someone who knows how to deliver the goods even if it's just the emotion of the song.

Doesn't have to be a big belter, just someone who makes singing look effortless and they don't look like they're either:
- not enjoying themselves and would rather be somewhere else
- they're straining their voice
- they're trying too hard or trying to be like another artist

Unfortunately, how they're treated on the show can sometimes affect who is my favourite e.g. if the judges are calling them a 'genius' for no reason, or there's too much bias towards an act -- I do tend to lose interest in them. (see Matt on Dancing on Ice this year )
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:00
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Well it's on the lines of vocals - I want to see a unique artist, with a quirky music taste. I just love those kinds of people. James, Lucy, Misha, Diana, Cher were all really unique.

I also want a contestant to be passionate and show emotion in their performances, and on a lesser level to vary the dynamic a little (to go quiet and then loud in the passionate bits/chorus). People like James, Ruth, Amelia, Katie, Stacey, Danyl, Beverley did immensely well for me when they did this.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:50
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Personality is a big factor for me...or as Louis Walsh would say, the likeability factor! Ack.

They need an 'i' in their name....
Were Steve Brookstein and Little Mix your favourite winners then? Ha ha!
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:41
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Someone who grabs my attention when they walk onto the stage; and during the performance I can't take my eyes off them. I don't care whether they are good looking or not. It's about stage presence and a bloody good voice for me.

I'm seeing my fave tomorrow night in concert, so looking forward to being blasted into orbit with his vocals and stage presence.
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Old 06-04-2013, 17:59
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For me it has to be the voice, empathy with the audience (including the TV audience) and good diction! I cannot stand it when singers mumble.
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