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Old 28-07-2013, 14:12
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as I only started watching x-factor from series 3 onward. I think series 1 has to be the worst year for talent. Nearly every act was very karaoke. The only ones I liked really were voices with soul and even they weren`t that good!!!!

Here is the channel where you can watch the full episodes of series 1 - 4!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/xfactorsalex/videos
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Old 28-07-2013, 14:45
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as I only started watching x-factor from series 3 onward. I think series 1 has to be the worst year for talent. Nearly every act was very karaoke. The only ones I liked really were voices with soul and even they weren`t that good!!!!

Here is the channel where you can watch the full episodes of series 1 - 4!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/xfactorsalex/videos
why the talent was below par i actually liked the overall format especially bootcamp.
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Old 28-07-2013, 14:53
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why the talent was below par i actually liked the overall format especially bootcamp.
Yes I liked the judges chemistry and the format, but not the talent.

Also, it would have been nice to see them able to sing a different song for the sing-off!!
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Old 28-07-2013, 21:40
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Have to agree to disagree
series 1 was the very best
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Old 30-07-2013, 11:31
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I also don`t like Kate Thornton as a host. All she says is yep..oh yeah!!!
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:27
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I loved Kate as a host; I still think she is much better than Dermot - she's much more suited to a show like X Factor, whereas Dermot and his little spinning entrance can be more suited to Big Brother or whatever.

& Series 1's talent wasn't that great, but Roberta, Rowetta, VWS & G4 I thought were good.
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Old 30-07-2013, 15:34
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Thanks for the link pingu58011! I'm watching the first live show of series 1 now.

The studio seems really small and it looks like the budget for the ep was about 5 Saying that, though, it makes for a much more intimate atmosphere than the more recent series where they've had aircraft-hanger sized studios.

Maybe it seems karaoke watching it now, but I think that's, in part, due to the fact that we've become used to huge, 'bells and whistles' performances, featuring everything but the kitchen sink, whereas this is just people standing on a tiny stage in front of a microphone, singing.

The VTs are really short. Pity that's changed! The judges' comments are also very quickly done - again, pity that's changed! In fact, there seems to be very little padding in the first episode at all.

I've bolded the contestants I thought gave good performances.

Voices With Soul
Verity*.
Roberta
Two 2 Go

Steve
Cassie
G4
Rowetta
Tabby

*Crippled by nerves
**Struggling with laryngitis.

After watching the first performances, I'd say it's actually a pretty strong line-up.
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Old 31-07-2013, 09:17
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whereas this is just people standing on a tiny stage in front of a microphone, singing.
Some would say that was what made the show a success, it was even more seriously about the talent than pop idol. Although they did seem to pick some strange talent to be in the final rounds - someone definitely had a good sweep around the west end and a few camden pubs.
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:52
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Another thing that's just dawned on me - there was no 'joke act' amongst the contestants who made it to the live shows in series 1.

So, overall, the first series did seem more serious about finding talent and less bothered about gimmicks and padding.
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