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Old 07-04-2013, 13:48
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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s103/...-x-factor.html

Barlow will attend a presentation at the end of the week with ITV and production companies Syco and Talkback before committing to a third year on the panel, The People reports.

"He knows what he wants to see so he will fly back from Los Angeles at the end of the week for a presentation.

"He wants to know that they're going to stop poking fun at the show, he wants serious singers and to know who will be on the judging panel.

"It's crunch time at the end of the week and you just can't call what it he is going to do. If he doesn't sign the deal it could leave Simon and his team with a huge problem."
Miserable Barlow wants to strip away the fun, something it's been lacking in anyway..
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Old 07-04-2013, 14:33
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The door is open, he can leave whenever he wants to..............
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Old 07-04-2013, 14:51
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He's threatened to quit loads of times ......
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Old 07-04-2013, 15:19
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Haha and IMO he makes the show worse
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Old 07-04-2013, 15:23
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In other words, the tail wants to wag the dog.
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Old 07-04-2013, 16:16
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Catch-22 situation here...
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Old 07-04-2013, 16:26
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Hmmm bittersweet either way.
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Old 07-04-2013, 16:35
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Let him go. He is incredibly boring anyway and his overriding need to stamp down on anything remotely interesting is bringing it down.

The show seems to have a fascination with ballads (or ballids, for Tulisa) that is stupid. Adele is an exception but the majority of big selling artists nowadays aren't relying on ballads. There is no reason an uptempo song can't display the same vocal ability as a ballad.
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:21
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The problem is I think barlows just a bit too serious for this show, would be much better suited to the voice, at the end of the day he might not appreciate the joke acts, but it can't be denied that the likes of rylan and jedward have faired a lot better than the majority of acts on the show , and that's without me starting on barlows very own joke act that he chose himself frankie cocozza
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:56
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Threatens to quit if deadlock drama happens again
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ens-again.html

Threatens to quit if Geri Halliwell Returns
http://metro.co.uk/2012/09/15/gary-b...eturns-576444/

Threatens to quit show
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...-X-Factor.html

Denies threatening to quit show
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...K-version.html

He makes empty threats, or rather, the X Factor PR machine churns out empty threats on his behalf.
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Old 07-04-2013, 19:30
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He won't quit. If he leaves the show it'll be because he's been dropped. He's not going to willngly walk away from Cowell's pay cheque and the exposure that the show gives him personally.

This is probably just all PR stuff for the show that he's going along with.
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Old 07-04-2013, 21:20
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Thank god, his voice draaaaags like this soooo much , and if he leaves that would be absolutely fantastic! (Imagine that in his voice haha) No as a song writer and artist I think he's great, but judge? He's boring, I'd love someone like Michael bulble!
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Old 07-04-2013, 23:05
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Please quit! You won't be missed!
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:14
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If Syco have any sense they'll tell him that they're going to add more joke acts this year and try and chase him out the door. It seems ITV are determined to keep him for some bizzare reason.

The story may well be rubbish, but the mere idea that Barlow is in any position to dictate the direction of the show or give ultimatums is utterly ridiculous. And yet ITV pander to him.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:03
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didnt he threaten to quit if louie came back last year

he just wants bigger pay cheque he isnt going anywhere
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:19
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Is it a threat or a promise? arrogant, self-important idiot. He is totally dispensible, what makes him think he has the power to sway the show his way?
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:21
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I wish he would quit.
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:46
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Hope he doesn't quit as we want to see the show back to how it was at the start...serious acts auditioning and operforming to gain some credibuility/recognition!!

Stand your grouind Gary...mthe time for joke acts is over, especially if they anything like Rylan!!!

Jedward was ok as was Wagner!!
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Old 08-04-2013, 18:16
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Please quit Gary.
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Old 08-04-2013, 18:19
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And $imon Cowell's PR department goes into overdrive again.

Gary Barlow is spouting the lines fed to him by XF Central, that is all.
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Old 08-04-2013, 20:48
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If Syco have any sense they'll tell him that they're going to add more joke acts this year and try and chase him out the door. It seems ITV are determined to keep him for some bizzare reason.

The story may well be rubbish, but the mere idea that Barlow is in any position to dictate the direction of the show or give ultimatums is utterly ridiculous. And yet ITV pander to him.
Agree with this, I certainly won't miss the boring pillock.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:52
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If Syco have any sense they'll tell him that they're going to add more joke acts this year and try and chase him out the door. It seems ITV are determined to keep him for some bizzare reason.

The story may well be rubbish, but the mere idea that Barlow is in any position to dictate the direction of the show or give ultimatums is utterly ridiculous. And yet ITV pander to him.
I genuinely think it's because they can't find anyone else suitable. Someone the viewer will easily recognise, who has authority as 'head judge', has a sizeable fan club and is fairly risk-free.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:27
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I genuinely think it's because they can't find anyone else suitable. Someone the viewer will easily recognise, who has authority as 'head judge', has a sizeable fan club and is fairly risk-free.
Does Barlow actually have any real authority on the panel these days? And the only risk they avoid in renewing his contract is the "risk" that someone might actually do the job well! A high risk candidate is better than someone 99% sure to put in a 2/10 performance for the third year in a row.

In 2001 Simon Cowell was entirely unknown to the public, sitting beside one of the most famous music producers in the country and something of a risk given his rather unusual character. And yet it worked.
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Old 09-04-2013, 14:56
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I genuinely think it's because they can't find anyone else suitable. Someone the viewer will easily recognise, who has authority as 'head judge', has a sizeable fan club and is fairly risk-free.
I get where you're coming from with the bits I've highlighted above - but not with the authority as 'head judge' bit. To be honest - the 'head judge' has only been heavily mentioned (largely by Barlow himself) since he joined the show. Before that although we knew there was a head judge in Simon (by reason of the show is his baby) it was always just words only and in a very, very light-hearted way. We all know that neither Louis, Tulisa, Nicole or Gary are head judge - if so - when it comes to 'deadlock' Gary's vote would override the others (as Robin Cousins' vote on DOI does). Gary is no more a head judge than I am a head of state.

Besides - Mel B is the glaringly obvious choice. Imagine Louis Walsh outnumbered on the panel by women - it'd be great!
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Old 09-04-2013, 15:06
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I purposely put inverted commas around 'head judge', but he has that role on the panel. I know that doesn't mean much. I've said myself on other threads that Simon was an unknown but that was way back and I think ITV need a face the public know today. A Barlow or a Buble or a Keating. They wouldn't take a risk on a British version of LA Reid, which I would prefer.
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