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Old 27-05-2013, 19:23
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http://www.independent.ie/entertainm...-29296078.html

Do professional singers only sing when they are 'prepared' - surely anyone could sing impromptu, even just a line

Leona does look more confidant in interviews now though

I never knew there was an X Factor Arabia
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Old 27-05-2013, 19:25
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Oh yeah, we're well aware of that
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Old 27-05-2013, 19:38
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http://www.independent.ie/entertainm...-29296078.html

Do professional singers only sing when they are 'prepared' - surely anyone could sing impromptu, even just a line

Leona does look more confidant in interviews now though

I never knew there was an X Factor Arabia
Neither did I

I guess Leona was just feeling slightly shy, but as the face of X Factor she should have sung a few lines at least
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Old 27-05-2013, 19:41
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Neither did I

I guess Leona was just feeling slightly shy, but as the face of X Factor she should have sung a few lines at least
This.
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Old 27-05-2013, 19:42
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I agree
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Old 27-05-2013, 20:06
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To be honest I think she should have just done it, but she had just sung two songs on the main show and singers shouldn't have to just sing every time they are asked just because that is what they do for a living.

Here her performances for those interested,

Trouble - Leona playing Piano.

Bleeding Love

She also revealed she has a new album coming out at Christmas on the show.

Also I agree about her interviews, she really is a lot more confortable now than being interviewed and her personality is really starting to shine through.
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Old 27-05-2013, 21:22
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The Queen does not need to sing for anyone she doesn't want to

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Old 28-05-2013, 00:32
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I think she probably just got embarrassed. Just because she sings for a living doesn't mean she's going to be confident doing it on command like that.
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Old 28-05-2013, 01:16
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I never knew there was an X Factor Arabia
I just looked it up and there are about 40 different versions of The X Factor around the world!
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Old 28-05-2013, 04:44
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I just looked it up and there are about 40 different versions of The X Factor around the world!
Will Simon profit from all of them - X Factor is his show, does he have copyright for every version I wonder
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Old 28-05-2013, 08:25
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Will Simon profit from all of them - X Factor is his show, does he have copyright for every version I wonder
Yes it is a franchise hence they have the same logo
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Old 28-05-2013, 09:04
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Why should she have just done it? She was there to be interviewed, not to sing and after all she's a human being not some object that can be used whenever anyone sees fit.

The show should have been more professional and arranged anything like this in advance.
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Old 28-05-2013, 09:19
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I thought that presenter was unprofessional (to ask her) and rude (to keep on asking her). Leona is not a trained monkey.

Can you imagine if she'd agreed to an impromptu acapella and her voice had one tiny fault? It would be around the internet in moments.
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Old 28-05-2013, 11:21
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It's a good job Leona wasn't interviewed by the likes of Miss Jones when she was promoting her early stuff in America. Anyone remember when she asked Danity Kane to freestyle on the spot
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Old 28-05-2013, 11:53
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It's a good job Leona wasn't interviewed by the likes of Miss Jones when she was promoting her early stuff in America. Anyone remember when she asked Danity Kane to freestyle on the spot
Miss Jones is just team too much. She cracked me up but my goodness she was rude! Her interviews with Usher and Christina Milian as well as her run in with Beyoncé's mother were car crashes but hilarious.
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Old 29-05-2013, 07:49
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I think she probably just got embarrassed. Just because she sings for a living doesn't mean she's going to be confident doing it on command like that.
I agree. It's time people wised up to this when it comes to performers. They might perform for a living but they aren't a machine.
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Old 29-05-2013, 09:57
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Miss Jones is just team too much. She cracked me up but my goodness she was rude! Her interviews with Usher and Christina Milian as well as her run in with Beyoncé's mother were car crashes but hilarious.
The one with Usher was brilliant - every time his assistant tried to steer the interview back on track they told her to mind her business
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Old 29-05-2013, 17:23
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Leona actually handled it very well. Singers who really take their craft seriously do not like singing on the spot without warming up..just look at Whitney's reaction in this foreign interview at "3:10"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLn9_1Nq418
Priceless!
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Old 29-05-2013, 17:58
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Leona actually handled it very well. Singers who really take their craft seriously do not like singing on the spot without warming up..just look at Whitney's reaction in this foreign interview at "3:10"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLn9_1Nq418
Priceless!
She looks out of it there.
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Old 29-05-2013, 17:59
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She is out of it there.
Yep
I've been a hardcore Whitney fan for years so I'm kind of used to seeing some interviews where she's a little "Not quite there". Its sad but I did find that one part pretty funny.
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Old 29-05-2013, 18:13
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You would have thought that any opportunity to sing would be welcomed given that her career is in freefall.
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Old 29-05-2013, 18:20
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You would have thought that any opportunity to sing would be welcomed given that her career is in freefall.
She already performed twice on the main show. Did you even bother reading the article?
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Old 29-05-2013, 18:58
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Leona actually handled it very well. Singers who really take their craft seriously do not like singing on the spot without warming up..just look at Whitney's reaction in this foreign interview at "3:10"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLn9_1Nq418
Priceless!
I loved Whitney so that's sad to see. However it does prove a point about singing impromptu without warming up. A real singer can't just *click* sing no matter was someone said above. And why should they?

I remember, right at the beginning of her career when she was saying yes to everybody, Kate Bush was asked by a TV interviewer to demonstrate how high she could sing. She really didn't want to but she made a half-hearted attempt and it was dreadful.
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Old 29-05-2013, 19:49
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She already performed twice on the main show. Did you even bother reading the article?
Don't be silly, your letting facts get in the way of making a dig.
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