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Old 04-05-2013, 23:37
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Exactly. If someone is a great singer you're gonna want them on your team no matter what. That's the whole point of the show. Since when has it become that every team needs variety.

I also didn't like his reason for not turning around to the person singing Pink Floyd that would be a hypocrite if he turned around for him and that he was Team Danny. So anybody singing with a guitar is Team Danny. I dunno I'm starting to find Will annoying he seems to pick the young, current trendy people for his team.

Plus even if he did have 2 similar singers I'm sure he could easily put them together for a battle round and decide then who was the better singer. In fact I thought that is what the battle round was for.

I agree sarah. It's certainly got nothing to do with the voice if indeed it ever did You can see and hear Danny and Jessie obsessing over what the act looks like and though you don't see it so obviously with Will he's clearly as obsessed with it.

Why not scrap the whole concept and admit what it is. just another boring RT contest where the judges are really competing to win.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:43
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I literally can't listen to Eva Cassidy's version. I have to turn it off. Not because it moves me in any way but just because I think it is completely devoid of any real emotion & it annoys me like hell that it gets so much attention.
But Bronwen's version is something else entirely. Love it.

As for those saying it is boring. Well try looking outside all the sad, safe & repetitive dramatic performances these programmes have made the norm. Abi gave a terrific understated delivery & the first thing Jessie tells her is to lose that!
The show is a joke now.
I'm the other way round - love Eva Cassidy's version and thought that Bronwen's lacked emotion.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:50
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Being kind to the judges, I don't think her song choice helped. I still think she deserved to go through though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:55
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Singing Fields of Gold. I had goosebumps the entire way through, I was awful shocked nobody turned around. She was brilliant. What a shame. Loved her.
I agree . Best singer I've heard for a long time with a glorious voice . Tom would definitely have her on his team but he had used up all his places . I hope there is some record producer out there that will give her a chance.

I haven't watched all the BGT shows but the standard tonight was excellent throughout, with some great voices .
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:56
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I'm the other way round - love Eva Cassidy's version and thought that Bronwen's lacked emotion.
To add more fuel to the fire, Sting's version can still move me to tears whilst Eva Cassidy singing it leaves me cold.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:02
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Harriet was/is excellent though, and was 2 years younger (!), and did a very daring song with lots of oomph /masterchef

Covering an Eva Cassidy cover of a sting song, albeit with a nice welsh element, it's like she's singing up the wrong side of a hill and never get's over it and it's just a bit of a cliche now, she needed to strike out. And WAY too much reverb.

Just a bad song choice imo, and song choice is critical.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:07
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I agree sarah. It's certainly got nothing to do with the voice if indeed it ever did You can see and hear Danny and Jessie obsessing over what the act looks like and though you don't see it so obviously with Will he's clearly as obsessed with it.

Why not scrap the whole concept and admit what it is. just another boring RT contest where the judges are really competing to win.
Few weeks ago, when he couldn't decide whether to turn, Danny said 'I really want to see what she looks like'.
That has to be totally against the supposed spirit of the show doesn't it?
If they do make another series they should screen the judges so they can't see or speak to each other (Infact, having them in individual soundproof boxes, re. Mr & Mrs, would make it a lot better & really about the voice again, rather than just kids playing stupid games)
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:13
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Harriet was/is excellent though, and was 2 years younger (!), and did a very daring song with lots of oomph /masterchef

Covering an Eva Cassidy cover of a sting song, albeit with a nice welsh element, it's like she's singing up the wrong side of a hill and never get's over it and it's just a bit of a cliche now, she needed to strike out. And WAY too much reverb.

Just a bad song choice imo, and song choice is critical.
Sadly you are the only one who thinks this way.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:23
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One thing I noticed which amused me - when Bronwen started playing the keyboard, it made Will jump!
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:33
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I have watch the Voice since it started but I am really not sure I would watch it again after tonight. I cannot believe how unfair the set up is basicly it is a lottory because if you audition at the beginning you have a much greater chance of getting in. The guy who was picked at the end by Will was no were near as good as this girl and he must know it....he was waiting for someone better and then just had to have the last one....how sad. I thought her voice was one of the most beautiful voices that I have ever heard. For me it was so above anyone else .I have never complained to a programme before but I was so outraged by the injustice that I actually complained to the BBC about the whole set up and registered here. Really feel like if someone like her cannot get through the blind auditions...someone who could have won the whole thing well I don't really feel like watching any more . Shame on The Voice.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:00
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I have watch the Voice since it started but I am really not sure I would watch it again after tonight. I cannot believe how unfair the set up is basicly it is a lottory because if you audition at the beginning you have a much greater chance of getting in. The guy who was picked at the end by Will was no were near as good as this girl and he must know it....he was waiting for someone better and then just had to have the last one....how sad. I thought her voice was one of the most beautiful voices that I have ever heard. For me it was so above anyone else .I have never complained to a programme before but I was so outraged by the injustice that I actually complained to the BBC about the whole set up and registered here. Really feel like if someone like her cannot get through the blind auditions...someone who could have won the whole thing well I don't really feel like watching any more . Shame on The Voice.
Just a thought but, do you think she gambled and lost? She went on the show singing in Welsh and unfortunately for her the Welsh judge had reached his limit. Could have been the other two picked up that she sang in Welsh to impress Tom and decided she probably didn't really want to be in their teams.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:22
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Shocking decision not to put her through, for me the show lost a lot of credibility tonight.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:47
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She'll probably get an invite to audition for another singing contest somewhere.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:35
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I was really surprised neither Jessie or Will turned for Bronwen. When you think of some that they have turned for - that Filipino guy or the shouty black lady tonight, for starters - it really does make me wonder.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:33
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I'm so upset, but its just the way it goes at the end. Happened last year too. Didn't Will listen to a few performances before he filled the final spot.
Will i am and Jessie J do not seem to be looking for "The Voice" unlike Tom and Danny. There is no way Bronwyn wouldn't have been picked had Danny and Tom had space left.
Why was she left until the last batch of singers? I wonder who did the selecting when it came to time slots.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:42
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What made it even worse was the bloke JJ turned for afterwards!!What

His partner should audition for a role in the dying swan
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:51
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Ridiculous. A lot worse singers were getting 3-4 chairs turned in the first 3 shows!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:55
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We were there at that audition, the final one, and it's not quite as it's been portrayed on the telly.

There were only 2 spots left right at the start of that audition, not 4 or 5 as the show said. They've swapped acts about to make it look more interesting, whereas it was actually quite disappointing as 10 (potentially good) people were always going to be unsuccessful.

Bronwen was excellent in real life, but I don't think singing in Welsh helped her, as Tom's team was already full and that's who she was aiming for.

I was incredibly disappointed by the last guy, and Will went on for a good 5 minutes about the hand clapping nonsense, so I think he was as well if truth be known. I can't see the final guy getting through the next rounds.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:55
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Sadly you are the only one who thinks this way.
Not at all, if you read through this thread (and others) you will see there are a few of us who weren't that impressed by Bronwen. It all comes down to personal taste, and she didn't impress me, along with a few others.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:57
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She was beautiful - what a voice -for sure Tom and no doubt Danny would have turned- such a shame
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:58
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We were there at that audition, the final one, and it's not quite as it's been portrayed on the telly.

There were only 2 spots left right at the start of that audition, not 4 or 5 as the show said. They've swapped acts about to make it look more interesting, whereas it was actually quite disappointing as 10 (potentially good) people were always going to be unsuccessful.

Bronwen was excellent in real life, but I don't think singing in Welsh helped her, as Tom's team was already full and that's who she was aiming for.

I was incredibly disappointed by the last guy, and Will went on for a good 5 minutes about the hand clapping nonsense, so I think he was as well if truth be known. I can't see the final guy getting through the next rounds.
Interesting.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:58
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who thinks they should have a wild card section where its the same premise of turning round if you like them but maybe they bring back 10 acts and the coaches choose 1 apiece? that could help the live shows a little
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:12
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She'll probably get an invite to audition for another singing contest somewhere.
It would be very interesting to see what language she sang in.

I was really surprised neither Jessie or Will turned for Bronwen. When you think of some that they have turned for - that Filipino guy or the shouty black lady tonight, for starters - it really does make me wonder.
I loved the Filipino guy, I didn't like the "shouty" lady too much but, I understood why Jesse would love her.

We were there at that audition, the final one, and it's not quite as it's been portrayed on the telly.

There were only 2 spots left right at the start of that audition, not 4 or 5 as the show said. They've swapped acts about to make it look more interesting, whereas it was actually quite disappointing as 10 (potentially good) people were always going to be unsuccessful.

Bronwen was excellent in real life, but I don't think singing in Welsh helped her, as Tom's team was already full and that's who she was aiming for.

I was incredibly disappointed by the last guy, and Will went on for a good 5 minutes about the hand clapping nonsense, so I think he was as well if truth be known. I can't see the final guy getting through the next rounds.
Thanks for the insight. I thought at the time it was the clapping which was why Will turned as it was a brave thing to do when you only have a limited amount of time to impress the judges. Once more we see the power of the edit because he came across really well on the telly and I was bopping along on my sofa. From what we saw a lot of the audience were up on their feet dancing so I'm surprised to read that he was so disappointing.

Not at all, if you read through this thread (and others) you will see there are a few of us who weren't that impressed by Bronwen. It all comes down to personal taste, and she didn't impress me, along with a few others.
Totally agree.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:26
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I wonder if she sang in Welsh so that Tom would turn around. She wasn't to know his team was full. She had a sweet voice but it wouldn't be my type of music. I don't think she would have suited Will or Danny's type of music. Tom would be the best mentor for her style and I think she went in there to impress him.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:50
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Shes literally the only one who has affected me this series. She was amazing. Im so astounded
Yes, this was a serious error by those 'judges' still able to pick contestants. Bronwen's singing put me in mind of a young Kate Bush (obviously not as high pitched) and before the travesty, I had her down as making it to the top five.

Surely, the producers will find some way to bring her back?
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