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Old 01-07-2013, 12:17
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The X Factor moved into a state of panic as they are urgently looking for bands that are likely to match the success of One Direction and Little Mix, according to a new report.

With judges Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne apparently putting only a handful of groups through to the second auditions, the need to look for more groups to audition is desperate.

Therefore, bosses are doing all they can for bands to come forward and take part in the last-minute auditions, which are TODAY, at the Price Studios in Battersea, London.

Despite the large number of groups the judges saw via YouTube and auditions, they were said to be hugely disappointed with the lack of talent.

As seen in the past, the category of the groups is generally the weakest and the panel often have to mix and match the groups to get the best out of the group. This strategy has worked with the success of One Direction and Little Mix.

The final round of auditions of "behind closed doors" takes place in Cardiff on Wednesday and the panel hope to see more groups that have genuine talent than what they've seen already.

It has been noted that Gary and Sharon are back to their old ways with their strict standards as they aim to make the 10th anniversary of the show the best yet.

An X Factor source reportedly The Sun: "The judges are being tougher than ever.

“Sharon and Gary are teaming up against lackluster talent — and without the arena audience being there to persuade them as in previous years, not many acts are making it through."

However, Nicole and Louis are taking a different approach and are looking on ways on developing an act. The source added: "Nicole and Louis are more open to the idea of developing the acts.

“But Sharon and Gary are insisting that they only want the best. It’s causing a bit of a split between the panel. Ideally, they want to get groups that have been together a while and have got chemistry, rather than having to make their own.

“They know the talent is out there, they just have to find it.”

Due to the dip in ratings in last year's series, bosses have gone back to basics in order to bring back the 2million viewers that had an effect on the TV ratings.

The first audition will involve contestants performing in front of the four judges in conferences of hotel rooms with no audience or backing track.

Those that progress to the second round of auditions will perform in front of an audience in order to prove they have the nerve to sing in front of a live audience, before progressing further through the competition.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:57
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Sharon and Gary are teaming up against lackluster talent
Loving this.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:42
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Clearly then Louis and Sharon are going to be left with 2 and therefore one show to be screened near Christmas.

Hasnt anyone pointed out to them that the whole show is built around lack of talent!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:32
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last year saw 2 worst groups called mk1 and Union J. union j were one direction copycats and gary barlow always looks for male singers to win x factor, thats all he does
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:05
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The show does not need a new 1D or Little Mix.

What it needs is a good, original group, one that brings something to the show that we haven't seen before. Probably a mixed group.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:16
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I personally think it is a shame that the luminites entered BGT instead of XF as I think they would be good for XF as they're different from the types of groups we get on XF.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:24
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last year saw 2 worst groups called mk1 and Union J. union j were one direction copycats and gary barlow always looks for male singers to win x factor, thats all he does
MK1 were pretty good but were given terrible song choices because Louis was more invested in the boybands and vocally, Union J were quite good for a boyband, District 3 were the weaker boyband IMO.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:25
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Luminites would have done well on XF this year, but I'm certain that they will go onto have a very successful career..
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:35
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The show does not need a new 1D or Little Mix.

What it needs is a good, original group, one that brings something to the show that we haven't seen before. Probably a mixed group.
Luminites from BGT were absolutely fantastic and I hope they get signed . I would definitely buy their stuff for the girl's voice alone and I am not a big fan of the female voice
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:42
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I personally think it is a shame that the luminites entered BGT instead of XF as I think they would be good for XF as they're different from the types of groups we get on XF.
Luminites would have done well on XF this year, but I'm certain that they will go onto have a very successful career..
I agree - but we don't know how they would have managed on, say, Big Band week. They probably would have done well on the show, and they probably would have stood out from the acts. They will most likely be successful off the back of BGT but I would like to see something like them (a mixed group) on XF this year - just as long as they don't stick to 'urban music' all the way through, such as adding mash-ups every other week, raps etc, one thing that prevented MK1 from getting rather far in the competition last year.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:08
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Luminites from BGT were absolutely fantastic and I hope they get signed . I would definitely buy their stuff for the girl's voice alone and I am not a big fan of the female voice
They're performing on this morning today so think they are at least releasing a single.
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Old 02-07-2013, 15:58
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The show does not need a new 1D or Little Mix.

What it needs is a good, original group, one that brings something to the show that we haven't seen before. Probably a mixed group.
This, If they want to find a group they need to look for something fresh and original I don't think another boy band is the answer, I completely agree with the idea about having a mixed group it's something the show hasn't had in quite sometime.



last year saw 2 worst groups called mk1 and Union J. union j were one direction copycats and gary barlow always looks for male singers to win x factor, thats all he does
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Old 02-07-2013, 16:16
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last year saw 2 worst groups called mk1 and Union J. union j were one direction copycats and gary barlow always looks for male singers to win x factor, thats all he does
MK1 were good but they weren't given good enough song choices, and just stuck with the 'urban' theme throughout which was bound to get on some people's nerves. Union J were fine as well - they at least had a member with a voice that you wouldn't expect to hear from a boyband member (Jaymi) and is rather distinctive so it's not all 'samey'. They were not 1D copycats as they were better vocally than 1D were during XF and just to mention they weren't put together at bootcamp like they were - they auditioned as a three piece and then the producers decided to add George to the band before judges houses.

Gary may be championing males to win the show - probably because they outshine the females. James had something about him that got people to like him, no wonder Gary wanted him to win. And he has been mentoring mainly male contestants in the past two years anyway so I wouldn't say its a proven statement. Just for that reason, I'd like for him to be given the Girls this year.
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Old 02-07-2013, 16:58
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We need mixed groups, enough boybands for now
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Old 02-07-2013, 17:30
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MK1 were good but they weren't given good enough song choices, and just stuck with the 'urban' theme throughout which was bound to get on some people's nerves. Union J were fine as well - they at least had a member with a voice that you wouldn't expect to hear from a boyband member (Jaymi) and is rather distinctive so it's not all 'samey'. They were not 1D copycats as they were better vocally than 1D were during XF and just to mention they weren't put together at bootcamp like they were - they auditioned as a three piece and then the producers decided to add George to the band before judges houses.

Gary may be championing males to win the show - probably because they outshine the females. James had something about him that got people to like him, no wonder Gary wanted him to win. And he has been mentoring mainly male contestants in the past two years anyway so I wouldn't say its a proven statement. Just for that reason, I'd like for him to be given the Girls this year.
Which is why they were better vocally on X Factor. They had been together a while and had vocally gelled (apart from George) whereas 1D were 5 boys who had never sang together . I do agree Jaymi has a great voice but then so does Zayn now. He hits notes not many could do and does amazing riffs.
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Old 02-07-2013, 20:20
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MK1 were pretty good but were given terrible song choices because Louis was more invested in the boybands and vocally, Union J were quite good for a boyband, District 3 were the weaker boyband IMO.
Well union j have so far flop in the single chart and they look 2 mush like 1D like George looks like harry
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Old 02-07-2013, 20:21
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MK1 were good but they weren't given good enough song choices, and just stuck with the 'urban' theme throughout which was bound to get on some people's nerves. Union J were fine as well - they at least had a member with a voice that you wouldn't expect to hear from a boyband member (Jaymi) and is rather distinctive so it's not all 'samey'. They were not 1D copycats as they were better vocally than 1D were during XF and just to mention they weren't put together at bootcamp like they were - they auditioned as a three piece and then the producers decided to add George to the band before judges houses.

Gary may be championing males to win the show - probably because they outshine the females. James had something about him that got people to like him, no wonder Gary wanted him to win. And he has been mentoring mainly male contestants in the past two years anyway so I wouldn't say its a proven statement. Just for that reason, I'd like for him to be given the Girls this year.
and you are right also about gary barlow
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Old 02-07-2013, 21:29
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Whenever the question of Union J copying One Direction comes up all I can think of are the really entertaining pictures made by Directioners.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...95576396_n.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/fc420f8d96c2...RDM1rviod2.jpg
http://p.twimg.com/A8Ns7XdCAAAoxRb.jpg:large

Evidently the similarities are endless.

But as to this, I agree that a young mixed group would be best. Surprised they didn't suggest to The Luminities when they auditioned for BGT to try X Factor instead. They would have had a chance to establish a fanbase and in any case would have benefited from much more performance opportunity.
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:01
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Despite the headline the article never said the show was looking for a new One Direction or Little Mix:

looking for bands that are likely to match the success of One Direction and Little Mix,
So it could be a duo, a mixed group or anything.
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:32
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Whenever the question of Union J copying One Direction comes up all I can think of are the really entertaining pictures made by Directioners.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...95576396_n.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/fc420f8d96c2...RDM1rviod2.jpg
http://p.twimg.com/A8Ns7XdCAAAoxRb.jpg:large

Evidently the similarities are endless.

But as to this, I agree that a young mixed group would be best. Surprised they didn't suggest to The Luminities when they auditioned for BGT to try X Factor instead. They would have had a chance to establish a fanbase and in any case would have benefited from much more performance opportunity.
Union j are copying one direction yes you are right. and i don't know why the luminities did not enter x factor.
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Old 02-07-2013, 23:49
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Whenever the question of Union J copying One Direction comes up all I can think of are the really entertaining pictures made by Directioners.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...95576396_n.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/fc420f8d96c2...RDM1rviod2.jpg
http://p.twimg.com/A8Ns7XdCAAAoxRb.jpg:large

Evidently the similarities are endless.

But as to this, I agree that a young mixed group would be best. Surprised they didn't suggest to The Luminities when they auditioned for BGT to try X Factor instead. They would have had a chance to establish a fanbase and in any case would have benefited from much more performance opportunity.
Laughing at the clothes.......Maybe they have an X factor wardrobe back stage and they use them every year a bit like Strictly only they take the material to bits and re use
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Old 03-07-2013, 00:01
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Whenever the question of Union J copying One Direction comes up all I can think of are the really entertaining pictures made by Directioners.
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...95576396_n.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/fc420f8d96c2...RDM1rviod2.jpg
http://p.twimg.com/A8Ns7XdCAAAoxRb.jpg:large

Evidently the similarities are endless.
You have to laugh at these "Directioners," who think 1D are original. They're probably both styled by the same people - and if not, its one stylist ripping off another. Its not like those 1D boys are actually choosing their own clothes or deciding how to pose in the photographs that get published.

1D and UJ are both fake and everything we see of them is manufactured by other people. Quite possibly the same people,
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Old 03-07-2013, 00:23
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1D may be "manufactured" but they have enough of their personality that shines through to connect with their audience... and the chemistry... the f*cking C H E M I S T R Y sometimes i still dream about it and wake up crying... with happiness
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:58
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I don't think the clothing similarities are really down to styling/being manufactured. I imagine anyone could go to a town centre, find 50 men of a similar age to the two bands and the mass majority would be dressed as similarly to each other as Union J and One Direction are between themselves. There's nothing remarkable about either styling to make copying a valid point. .
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:52
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Well union j have so far flop in the single chart and they look 2 mush like 1D like George looks like harry
They haven't flopped. They got to #6 in the UK chart. It's good, yes it's not a number 1 (the song wasn't number 1 material in my opinion) but it's safe to say it's a good start.

I don't see the comparison with George and Harry at all. They look nothing alike. I wish people would stop going on about it.
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