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Old 17-05-2013, 18:00
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Ladies and gentleman, the wait is OVER! A few days ago, Battle Of The Seasons returned with me as your host once more. This could be the best Series yet and why do I hear you ask? Well my list of experiences of hosting (and mentoring) is long and I plan to make it longer. So last time, we announced who was joining the panel and which acts were joining in their respected years or team classes and we have a mixed bag of variety this year. So tonight, our Top 16 will sing live for the first time and the theme is Top Ten's, let's hope we don't have any chart-floppers!

Fighting for your votes are:

jackamakka & The 2010 Class
Aiden Grimshaw
Katie Waissel
Mary Byrne
The Reason

Wong_Billabong & The 2008 Class
Eoghan Quigg
Alexandra Burke
Rachel Hylton
JLS

fireemblemcraze & The 2012 Class
Adam Burridge
Ella Henderson
Melanie Masson
MK1

yohinnchild & The 2011 Class
Max Vickers
Melanie McCabe
Johnny Robinson
Little Mix

Hello everybody! I am back and welcome to Battle Of The Seasons where your TGIF events starts right here!

So before we begin, I need to say that there is still a TWIST on the cards happening later so let's hope the panel are paying attention.
Speaking of which. Judges, can you please confirm your presence!
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:01
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I'm here but I might need to leave shortly
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:01
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:05
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George isn't here but I have his comments and our mystery judge has commented on the performances too, no sign of Roxie yet.

We'll start with the 2010 class and opening the show with his last request (shouldn't that be first?), it's Aiden Grimshaw!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN6n-lJyv-A
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:05
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Aiden Grimshaw
Congratulations on kicking off the second series of Battle of the Seasons! As an act I really like you and think you have a fantastic tone to your voice; you always put so much emotion and passion into what you sing and I think that is what makes you great as an act. As a song choice I thought it was ok, however personally I would've liked to have seen something a little more edgy and something with a bit more grit in it. I have no doubt you will go far in this competition, so it will be good to see what Jack does with you in future shows. Well done on a good first performance.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:06
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Aiden Grimshaw
Aiden, it wasnít exactly a big risk or anything but I felt for the first show we just needed to show everybody what you are capable of and how great your voice is and that performance did just that. So great job, well done!
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:06
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Mystery Judge's Comment:

Aiden

Quite a nice start to the show. A bit boring but it was emotional and suited you really well. This is quite promising and in the future I want performances as good as that. Well done, I am looking forward to more of you in this game, and I think you will be an underdog in this competition!!!
George's Comment

Aiden: I really like this song and I thought your performance was beautiful. You really bought out all your emotion and passion for the piece so a massive well done to you.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:08
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So we begin with a great reception for Aiden, a great way to start the show.

Next up is the first of the 2008 class and she's got love on top (Oooh-errr), it's Alexandra Burke!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPaD513xWOY
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:08
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Alexandra Burke
Alex, that was a great performance! Like with Aiden, you went for something that wasnít a big risk but definitely showed off your voice well. The only gripe I have is that it wasnít quite in your tone so you should have a look into that for next time but apart from that good job!
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:09
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Alexandra Burke
Hmmm I'm in two minds about that performance on one hand it showed off your voice, on the other hand it was basically a karaoke performance of Beyonce. If you've got an act who has similar styles to Beyonce, you don't give her Beyonce to sing. It's like giving Union J a One Direction song. So overall it was an ok first performance but for future shows it may be better to try and think of something more original/ different than going for something which is going to draw comparisons to the original.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:09
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Mystery Judge's Comment:

Alexandra

Talk about predictable. Beyonce. Really? Alexandra dueted with her on the show and she is exactly like her. Really dissapointed with this and you are in trouble. If you are here next week...less predictable please!!!
George's Comment

Alexandra: Alex, you rocked. Beyonce is definitely your style, and it may have come across as a predictable choice, but there is no denying that it was a great performance.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:11
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So Alexandra has divided the panel, only the public will tell us which side they're on.

Now for the first of 2012 class and tonight, she is fallin' over with this song, it's Melanie Masson!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E2b4ytQcxM
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:11
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Melanie Masson
The first few seconds; absolutely wow and then I found it kind of peaked after the first verse and then I felt it went a slightly bit repetitive and you weren't able to show off your amazing voice again. It was a good first performance but feel with this theme being so open it would've been nice to get your vocals into something edgier, rockier and enabled you to basically show off the power of your voice. Well done, but hopefully you'll do something in that vein in the next show
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:11
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Melanie Masson
Melanie, that was great! Your voice really shone tonight without going for an obvious rock song. Melanie has won a competition recently, and when I mentored her on XF vs The Voice she ended up 14th going out in Week 1, so Iím interested to see how this goes. Good job!
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:12
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Mystery Judge's Comment:

Melanie Masson

It was....ok Melanie. It didn`t sound like you but I could imagine you singing this and the vocals were really nice. I don`t know if you are safe but I hope you are because I can see good things from you in this competition!!
George's Comment

Melanie: Oh My Gosh, that was amazing. I definitely wasn't expecting that on the first live show, honey it was great.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:13
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So it turned out to pay off for Melanie, well done to her.

Next is the first of the 2011 class, they recently won Back To Basics Series 2 but are looking for another win! It's those four muffins, Little Mix!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdqerXrwXE
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:14
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Arrangement

Jesy

I can see you stalking like a predator, I've been here before
Temptation calls like Adam to the apple but I will not be caught'

Leigh-Anne
Cause I can read those velvet eyes and all I see is lies
No more poison killing my emotion

All
I will not be frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy, oh
Stop, stop praying 'cause I'm not not playing
I'm not frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
I've got a remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
Here is my remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh

Perri
Spin me faster like a kaleidoscope, all I've got's the floor
Yeah, you can try but I've found the antidote, music is the cure
So you can try to paralyze but I know best this time

All
No more poison killing my emotion
I will not be frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy, oh
Stop stop praying 'cause I'm not not playing
I'm not frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
I've got a remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
Here is my remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh

Jesy
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da

Jade
And when the music fades away I know I'll be okay
Contagious rhythms in my brain, let it play

Perri
No more poison killing my emotion
I will not be frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy, oh
Stop, stop praying 'cause I'm not not playing
I'm not frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy, oh

All
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
I've got a remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
Here is my remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
I've got a remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh
Move while you're watching me, dance with the enemy
Here is my remedy oh, uh, oh, uh, oh
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:14
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Girls, Iím not really sold on this one. It didnít really show off your vocals too well, despite suiting you but there wasnít much variation at all. Iíd like to see you try and do something where the tone changes throughout and we can have a better sample of your voice. But in these games, Little Mix always seem to get better throughout so letís see what happens later in the competition.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:14
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Mystery Judge's Comment:

Little Mix

Now that is more like it girls. Loved it and those harmonies were brilliant. Really liked it and I love you girls. Definitely the best by far so far. For next week I would like to see a bit of Leigh`s rapping as that would be nice but great job tonight!!!
George's Comment

Little Mix: I thought this was an average performance, nothing special. But a good attempt., but not up to the spectacular standard I was expecting
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:16
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Oooh, it's mixed comments for Little Mix, but they have defied odds before.

So now we'll wind back to 2008 and with a cover that is a mash-up of two songs, it's Eoghan Quigg!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ZyM0-_Jn0
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:16
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A Great first performance from you girls and one that showed off your performance skills and showcased you individually as well. There is plenty of time to show an acts versatility throughout these competitions and as first performances it was strong and was something very much in your domain. Individually you have great voices; ogether you have amazing voices, I hope people ge behind you this eveni vote you through
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:17
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Eoghan Quigg
I'm all for taking risks but aside from the rapping issues (as it was just uncomfortable to experience), I just don't think you have the vocal ability to pull off the highs of that song. I appreciate that your mentor was trying to do something a bit different with you, but I really don't think it worked and at times it was verging on a bit car crash territory for me. Good luck in the voting tonight.
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:18
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Mystery Judge's Comment:

Eoghan

Eoghan that was ok until the bits where it was a slow sort of rapping. I just didn`t think parts of the song suited you and I don`t think the mash up worked well for me. The vocals weren`t that great and overall I think it was a quite bad performance. Sorry, but it`s the truth!!
George's Comment

Eoghan: Great performance man, but this is by far not the best. I have a lot of ideas for you, so I really hope you stick around for a while
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:18
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Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan, that is how you do it! That was really good for a Week 1 performance. I think you showed off your vocals perfectly, really impressive. Good use of the mash-up too, but it was a bit strange just in the link as the beat changed completely. Apart from that good job!
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Old 17-05-2013, 18:20
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So it's mostly mixed comments for Eoghan Quigg, can he turn it around next time or will he be in trouble?

Now for the 2012 class and she's singing about someone she used to know (break-ups, eh?), it's Ella Henderson!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG_PPn91OgQ
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