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Old 11-08-2013, 09:05
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Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes "Almost Is Never Enough" Live Duet
The video zooms in on them at the 2:50 mark!

I think we might be looking at our next pop culture royalty in Ariana and Nathan. Scooter Braun is doing his job right I see. What are your thoughts on this performance?
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Old 11-08-2013, 17:27
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They're both so talented.
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Old 11-08-2013, 18:15
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Wow. She's obviously amazing but his voice is so good! He could go solo! I can't wait for this song to be released.
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Old 11-08-2013, 19:38
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Nathan can sing but he's so bloody arrogant it drives me insane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVUiVhlmVc

Skip to 3:09 and watch. It's the most self indulgent and cringeworthy thing I've ever seen. Just him swaggering around the stage pulling "mean" faces and screaming to a bunch of teenage girls who love him 'cos "he's fit". Apparently he'd just returned from surgery that's why he had such a big entrance but plenty of band members have returned from absences in the past and slipped straight into work as normal without drawing any attention to them but oh no, not Nathan.
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Old 11-08-2013, 19:58
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Nathan can sing but he's so bloody arrogant it drives me insane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVUiVhlmVc

Skip to 3:09 and watch. It's the most self indulgent and cringeworthy thing I've ever seen. Just him swaggering around the stage pulling "mean" faces and screaming to a bunch of teenage girls who love him 'cos "he's fit". Apparently he'd just returned from surgery that's why he had such a big entrance but plenty of band members have returned from absences in the past and slipped straight into work as normal without drawing any attention to them but oh no, not Nathan.
He's not arrogant, anybody that has met him knows he is not an arrogant person.. As you said he's come back from major vocal surgery which could have cost him his career at 20 years old.. He came back in front of 80,000 people at one of the biggest, if not THE biggest UK pop gig of the year, of course he was going to make an entrance.. If you watch the bit during the final chorus, you can see it in his eyes he is emotional, not at all arrogant

Suppose everybody has an opinion though, I think both sounded great last night and I'm glad he's getting some recognition for his voice which usually gets overlooked because Max and Tom don't think before they speak
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Old 11-08-2013, 20:42
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Nathan can sing but he's so bloody arrogant it drives me insane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVUiVhlmVc

Skip to 3:09 and watch. It's the most self indulgent and cringeworthy thing I've ever seen. Just him swaggering around the stage pulling "mean" faces and screaming to a bunch of teenage girls who love him 'cos "he's fit". Apparently he'd just returned from surgery that's why he had such a big entrance but plenty of band members have returned from absences in the past and slipped straight into work as normal without drawing any attention to them but oh no, not Nathan.
I think you're mistaking a stage persona for arrogance. I mean Beyonce is fierce as anything on stage but off-stage, she's shy and quiet.

Not saying he's Beyonce but if he was on stage looking nervous and scared, well, that wouldn't be a good look.
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Old 11-08-2013, 21:22
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Nathan can sing but he's so bloody arrogant it drives me insane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVUiVhlmVc

Skip to 3:09 and watch. It's the most self indulgent and cringeworthy thing I've ever seen. Just him swaggering around the stage pulling "mean" faces and screaming to a bunch of teenage girls who love him 'cos "he's fit". Apparently he'd just returned from surgery that's why he had such a big entrance but plenty of band members have returned from absences in the past and slipped straight into work as normal without drawing any attention to them but oh no, not Nathan.
Seems more passionate then arrogant to me.
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Old 11-08-2013, 21:41
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Nathan can sing but he's so bloody arrogant it drives me insane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVUiVhlmVc

Skip to 3:09 and watch. It's the most self indulgent and cringeworthy thing I've ever seen. Just him swaggering around the stage pulling "mean" faces and screaming to a bunch of teenage girls who love him 'cos "he's fit". Apparently he'd just returned from surgery that's why he had such a big entrance but plenty of band members have returned from absences in the past and slipped straight into work as normal without drawing any attention to them but oh no, not Nathan.
I get/remember the drama about surgery etc but I agree it is really over the top and cringey... Also, a certain points he's just shouting...

P.S His singing in the first video with Ariana is outstanding. It's hard to believe that voice is coming from him.
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Old 11-08-2013, 21:51
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I think you're mistaking a stage persona for arrogance. I mean Beyonce is fierce as anything on stage but off-stage, she's shy and quiet.

Not saying he's Beyonce but if he was on stage looking nervous and scared, well, that wouldn't be a good look.
He's 1/5 of a boy band, not Beyonce, though. Him being back and the group being able to function properly as a five piece should have been good enough for him without him having a five minute solo while the other guys stand around doing nothing.
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:10
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He's 1/5 of a boy band, not Beyonce, though. Him being back and the group being able to function properly as a five piece should have been good enough for him without him having a five minute solo while the other guys stand around doing nothing.
I'm sure he didn't just walk in, look at the other four and say "I'm doing a solo in the middle of I Found You, get over it" .. Was obviously a group decision to make a big deal over it as its probably his most recognised vocal..
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:36
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Having a good voice has never garanteed anyone a huge career, but he did well.
One thing is sure: Nathan needs to "separate" himself from the Wanted (at least image-wise) because they are tainting his image by association IMO, and he seems like a decent guy from the little I heard. He is getting some good buzz from this performance and the duet, so good for him.
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Old 17-08-2013, 13:36
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I've only just seen this video.. and I have to say not being a fan of TW this boy can sing. The few live performances of the TW I have seen have sucked. I wasn't a fan of their voices, but it's obvious that Nathan has been overshadowed here. I've never heard him sing in TW and always saw he and the other 3 guys as the back up singers to Max.

My opinion I think he needs to leave TW. They are so cheesy and their music is not the best.. all it consists of is 5 boys jumping around, hardly hearing 4 of them sing.. geez, they don't even dance! But I feel like this Nathan guy has a chance to escape, especially once this song gives him some exposure.

Very good song!
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Old 17-08-2013, 21:19
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Personally, I found him really distracting on the duet, I'd rather just listen to the fabulous Ariana.
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Old 18-08-2013, 22:13
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I've only just seen this video.. and I have to say not being a fan of TW this boy can sing. The few live performances of the TW I have seen have sucked. I wasn't a fan of their voices, but it's obvious that Nathan has been overshadowed here. I've never heard him sing in TW and always saw he and the other 3 guys as the back up singers to Max.

My opinion I think he needs to leave TW. They are so cheesy and their music is not the best.. all it consists of is 5 boys jumping around, hardly hearing 4 of them sing.. geez, they don't even dance! But I feel like this Nathan guy has a chance to escape, especially once this song gives him some exposure.

Very good song!

I agree with you 100%. Nathan has been overshadowed he can really sing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:31
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I agree with you 100%. Nathan has been overshadowed he can really sing.
It's really sad. He's wasting his career in that crappy boyband.

I'll admit that I am a bit guilty of assuming that this guy was just an arrogant d*** with no talent(obviously these assumptions have been made on seeing TW perform together as group) however I never knew Nathan Sykes could sing like that.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:15
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It's really sad. He's wasting his career in that crappy boyband.

I'll admit that I am a bit guilty of assuming that this guy was just an arrogant d*** with no talent(obviously these assumptions have been made on seeing TW perform together as group) however I never knew Nathan Sykes could sing like that.
I think the Wanted came out at the right time, and Nathan would have had a hard time on his own. He probably found success more easely in the Wanted (plus he was very young).
But considering the current reputation of the Wanted (despite the fact that they still sell OK, we'll see with the next album how things really are...), he might want to get out soon, especially now that this collaborations with Ariana Grande is giving him some good buzz.

However, there are many young solo singers right now. Some good buzz & a good voice doesn't mean he will make it, it's always a risk.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:36
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I think the Wanted came out at the right time, and Nathan would have had a hard time on his own. He probably found success more easely in the Wanted (plus he was very young).
But considering the current reputation of the Wanted (despite the fact that they still sell OK, we'll see with the next album how things really are...), he might want to get out soon, especially now that this collaborations with Ariana Grande is giving him some good buzz.

However, there are many young solo singers right now. Some good buzz & a good voice doesn't mean he will make it, it's always a risk.
Don't get me wrong TW have a great following(even though I personally don't see the potential..I mean they're no N'sync or Backstreet boys but that was my generation) however I don't see TW holding success for a very long time. They're not likeable or humble and I also think that gets you a long way within the industry.

Yes, I do agree that it definitely is difficult for male solo singers but he might as well not be a singer in TW. Like I mentioned before I've never heard him sing until now and I feel that he has great talent and should be showcased more.
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