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Old 30-06-2013, 23:34
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I see that one direction have won the best live band award at the recent silver clef awards.proof that awards these days are utterly worthless.
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Old 30-06-2013, 23:38
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IMO: Proof that, if you went to a concert & loved it, you should have voted... I think the vote was open to all UK residents.
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Old 30-06-2013, 23:38
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They are good live though!
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Old 30-06-2013, 23:53
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My friend went to see them live with her daughter and said they were great
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Old 30-06-2013, 23:58
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I see that one direction have won the best live band award at the recent silver clef awards.
Thanks for that needed a laugh after watching Mumford & Sons.
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Old 01-07-2013, 00:01
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My friend went to see them live with her daughter and said they were great
That just means they're easily pleased.
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Old 01-07-2013, 00:34
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They are good live though!
They performed brilliantly at the 2012 closing ceremony.
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Old 01-07-2013, 00:42
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I'm sure everyone who goes to see them live has a great time, but the majority of these people clearly aren't there for excellent vocals, distinctive voices or above average songs.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:20
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It could be referring to the fact that their live shows sell out arenas, so they're the best live act for making money!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:25
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It could be referring to the fact that their live shows sell out arenas, so they're the best live act for making money!
No it's not it's fan voted and all their fans thought they were brilliant so voted. It's really not rocket science.

Most people only buy tickets for people that you want to see unless like me you get free ones (anastacia and she was IMO crap!!) And every gig I have been to have enjoyed except meatloaf who might have been having an off night!

BUT I have read loads of reviews from parents who took their kids to a 1D concert and were surprised how much they enjoyed the show too..
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:53
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They sing great live. Just watch their red or black performance.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:17
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They sing great live. Just watch their red or black performance.
Yeah- and we know how much THAT's going to be an augmented-by-backing-tape job..
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:05
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They sing great live. Just watch their red or black performance.
That's unfair. Their first big tv performance and Harry got an attack of nerves. he isn't the first or last (Lana Del Ray anyone?) I always said he would get over that with age and experience and he has
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40
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That's unfair. Their first big tv performance and Harry got an attack of nerves. he isn't the first or last (Lana Del Ray anyone?) I always said he would get over that with age and experience and he has
Singers improving with time & practise seems to be a foreign concept to some people.
By this standart: we should judge their abilities by their 1st week in the live show at the 2010 X factor... Or maybe even the 1st time they sang a song ever on a karaoke machine at 5-7?

I hope that's applied to any singer as well
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:27
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Yeah- and we know how much THAT's going to be an augmented-by-backing-tape job..
Nonsense. I attended some of their shows and the sang completely live and actually sounded great. Even their weakest singers Louis and Niall sounded great.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:30
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Well... they are decent live. Zayn always has on-point vocals, Harry's hit or miss and Liam's pretty consistently decent. Louis is good fun and Niall actually contributes to acoustic performances with his guitar.

They're good.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:32
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Well... they are decent live. Zayn always has on-point vocals, Harry's hit or miss and Liam's pretty consistently decent. Louis is good fun and Niall actually contributes to acoustic performances with his guitar.

They're good.
Zayn's a superb singer. Best in the group by far.
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Old 01-07-2013, 18:49
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Zayn's a superb singer. Best in the group by far.
My sentiments exactly, he doesn't get as many solo's as say... Harry, but when he does it's clear that he's got an excellent voice.

Even more impressive considering I didn't think much of his X Factor audition. He's grown to be the best in the group.
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:40
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Awards in general are a complete joke and little more than a popularity contest or PR to highlight people who are considered current. Even once respectable awards like the TONY awards have fallen victim to this. It's quite sad.
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:03
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do they have a band or sing to backing tapes?(karaoke)
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:15
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do they have a band or sing to backing tapes?(karaoke)
They have a band. They have always had a band on tour I think.

I believe that the backing tapes were used when they were opening for another act in the US the 1st time they went there though.
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Old 05-08-2013, 20:16
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If I'm being honest vocally only Zayn and Liam sound great live the other 2 are average and Louis's abysmal
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:15
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It's no worse than the Brits handing them a made up award for Global Success when an album by Adele, released in January 2011, was still the best-selling album worldwide in 2012
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Old 05-08-2013, 22:08
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Global success doesn't just mean albums.
1D sold out countless arena shows around the World and must have sold millions in merch too.
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Old 05-08-2013, 22:26
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Global success doesn't just mean albums.
1D sold out countless arena shows around the World and must have sold millions in merch too.
That is true, BUT that Global Award was given solely based on the sales - they even stated 1D sold 9 million records. That is all very true, but Adele sold A LOT more than them.
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