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Old 12-10-2013, 21:19
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Couldn't see what the judges were raving about with that performance. I found it so typical and so derivative. The whole piano version of an iconic song on a talent show is so overdone at this point. And she didn't even sing it that well to my ears. She lost pitch frequently and hit a lot of bad notes. Am I the only one that feels like this?
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Old 12-10-2013, 21:22
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Her voice doesn't stand out for me.
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Old 12-10-2013, 21:22
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There's a whole plethora of 'fragile' female performers sat at pianos doing drippy versions of male voiced songs. Abi is one in a long line that includes Birdy, Gabrielle Aplin and every other chick on Youtube with access to a piano and an internet connection.
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Old 12-10-2013, 21:27
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What were the judges listening to? Abi made a classic Bon jovi different all right but not in a good way. She's the worst of the night for me.
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Old 12-10-2013, 21:29
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I said I would give her a chance but she was dire.The girl cant sing.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:36
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The definition of perfection more like.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:37
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She's even worse than mediocre, definition of awful imo.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:38
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She can play the piano well but her tone is not nice to listen to. Nasal and limited.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:41
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She can play the piano well but her tone is not nice to listen to. Nasal and limited.
Yes, this is the problem : a very good musician but she's limited vocally.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:46
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Terrible. Not suited to this show
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:46
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Couldn't see what the judges were raving about with that performance. I found it so typical and so derivative. The whole piano version of an iconic song on a talent show is so overdone at this point. And she didn't even sing it that well to my ears. She lost pitch frequently and hit a lot of bad notes. Am I the only one that feels like this?
I totally agree with you
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:48
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I don't understand what you're all on about - yes it's not the best version of the song but all this stuff about her killing a decent song and singing out of tune simply means you don't like her style. She was great and she did sing in tune - I honestly don't know what DS was hearing.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:48
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I enjoyed her, especially after all the power ballads.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:50
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What were the judges listening to? Abi made a classic Bon jovi different all right but not in a good way. She's the worst of the night for me.
I found it a pleasant change from the original which I can't stand. She made it sound bearable to me.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:51
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I don't understand what you're all on about - yes it's not the best version of the song but all this stuff about her killing a decent song and singing out of tune simply means you don't like her style. She was great and she did sing in tune - I honestly don't know what DS was hearing.
If you're promoting yourself as a singer / songwriter type who plays piano or acoustic guitar, you have to have a flawless, note perfect vocal....you can't just be adequate.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:52
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She stands out in the competition that's something that will separate her from the other female singers in the competition. For me Abi is one of the most believable acts in this years competition. She is aware of who she is.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:52
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She bored me. I thought it was cute but very boring and she looks like Andrea Begley the winner of The Voice UK.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:54
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I've liked her in the auditions but didn't like this performance. Her voice sounded reedy and thin.

She just reminds me of the girl who won The Voice.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:57
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I love Bon Jo but seriously guys the original version sounds cheesy so she did do quite well. Remember Storm Lee doing this last time in the same way Bon Jo did? It was so mediocre and cheesy...and he came bottom of the votes that week.

Abi did well for herself.
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Old 12-10-2013, 22:58
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She was awful
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:13
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I don't understand what you're all on about - yes it's not the best version of the song but all this stuff about her killing a decent song and singing out of tune simply means you don't like her style. She was great and she did sing in tune - I honestly don't know what DS was hearing.
Sorry, she did not sing in tune or well - try actually listening to that performance.
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:16
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Sorry, she did not sing in tune or well - try actually listening to that performance.
Thanks for the advice. I did actually (hence why I'm commenting ) - it's one thing to comment about someone's pitch and whether they stay in key...which she was throughout the song...and it's another to dislike their style. Simply put I think loads of you dislike her style and are just saying she's out of tune.
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:19
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I love Bon Jo but seriously guys the original version sounds cheesy so she did do quite well. Remember Storm Lee doing this last time in the same way Bon Jo did? It was so mediocre and cheesy...and he came bottom of the votes that week.

Abi did well for herself.
I agree. I am sure if she sang the song in the same style, she would still be slated. I thought she did well tonight,
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:19
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Thanks for the advice. I did actually (hence why I'm commenting ) - it's one thing to comment about someone's pitch and whether they stay in key...which she was throughout the song...and it's another to dislike their style. Simply put I think loads of you dislike her style and are just saying she's out of tune.
oh come on, she was very flat throughout a lot of the song. she wasn't by any means the only one, but her singing did leave a lot to be desired.
(ftr - i like this style of singing when it's done right. but she's very very weak, and in tonight's performance, despite me hating that arrangement anyway, i was still listening to her on a technical level and she fumbled a lot of the notes).
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:21
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