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Final 21
02-10-2005, 12:31 PM
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Final 21

Found this via a link on another site (it's from today's Sunday Mirror). Seems like most of them have been round the block a few times...


THE shaven-haired singer belted out Sacrifice in the first round. In 2002 he got through to the last 30 in Popstars: The Rivals and acted out a sketch with Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding.

COMPARED to Michael Jackson by the judges, James already has acting credits to his name. He appeared in Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban and had a small part in EastEnders.

SIMON Cowell was "gobsmacked" by Trevor. The Rochdale lad won £10,000 last year in talent contest Search for a Star. He also appeared on CITV's Copycat Kids show in 2002.

THIS is second time around on the X Factor for the petite brunette who clinched her place by singing I'm Wishing On a Star. She promised this time she was "going to give it 150 per cent."

THE A-Level student arrived with his family to the Wembley auditions and despite saying: "I get nervous when I sing." he impressed the judges with his Lemar-esque style.

STUDENT Alexandra went straight through to the second round in the first show of the series. She wowed judges with Whitney Houston's classic Saving All My Love For You.

THE Belfast student impressed judges with his version of Your Cheating Heart. He had a taste of fame in Ireland with a group called Topez.

SIMON Vitsaides 22, Michael Hannides 21, Anthony Hannides 18 and Philip Kemish 21 were pipped to a final spot last year by Voices With Soul.

FLEUR East, Steph Yamson, Vivienne Umeh and Nicola Owusu-Akontoh are friends from nursery. The 17-year-olds are from East London.

SINEAD, 23, Marie, 21, Sharon, 27, and Laura, 18, have had three top ten hits in Ireland. They supported Westlife on tour and are friends of Louis Walsh.

BLAIR Dreelan, 26, Christian Briandt, 23, Daniel Moore, 22, and Glenn Higgins, 23, auditioned last year. They are joined by Mark Garthwaite, 21.

BROTHERS Andy, 29, and Carl Pemberton, 24, have been singing together for 10 years. The boys racked up £20k of debts trying to crack the industry.

CHRISTIAN and Adam Nernoni, both 24, and Noel, 32, and Mark Agyei, 26, met at an open mike session in Covent Garden.
HARI Blanch 19, Jemma Moon, 28, and Gemma Davies, 19, auditioned as solo artists. When Jemma was rejected they returned as a group.


THE London born dustman has been singing around pubs and clubs for six years. The dad-of-two came second in ITV1 talent contest This Is My Moment, hosted by Mel B.

THE Dubliner impressed Sharon with his attitude. After gigging around pubs and clubs with his Oasis tribute band, he dumped the group and went solo.

THE mum-of-two cut short a weekend away with hubby Patrick to audition. She jumped over the desk with joy when the judges put her through after singing River Deep, Mountain High.

THE Morrocan goatherder-turned-stripper manages to sneak into the final line-up despite Simon saying his rendition of Prince's Kiss was "awful". He stars in raunchy gangster flick Hell To Pay.

THE Bolton mum told the judges: "I've never had the confidence to do this before." But she was telling porkies as last year she won Westlife's own version of X Factor - She's The One.

HAIFA lost out to 2002 Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates. She then wanted to represent England in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 - but missed out to Fame Academy singer James Fox.

MARIA wants to win X Factor so much she cancelled her honeymoon to audition. The foxy singer - who tried out last year - went straight through.


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02-10-2005, 03:53 PM
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Good work Fee.

I see they end up with 4 acts each for the live shows. Wasn't it 5 last year?
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02-10-2005, 04:00 PM
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No - it was 3 Maxine.

Louis had two2go, G4 and Voices With Soul; Simon had Rowetta, Steve B and Verity; Shazza had Cassie, Tabbie and the the unforgettable blond Irish girl whose name I've forgotten :ninja:


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02-10-2005, 05:33 PM
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Fee For All Wrote:...and the the unforgettable blond Irish girl whose name I've forgotten :ninja:
You mean the charisma black hole that was Roberta?
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02-10-2005, 05:51 PM
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I seem to remember them having 5 too, Max, before they whittled it down to 3.
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02-10-2005, 05:58 PM
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Yes, I think it was 5 then it was whittled down to 3 and that 3 went through to the live finals, but it looks like it is going to be 4 going through to the live finals this time.

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02-10-2005, 06:57 PM
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For me thus far:

16-24s - Trevor (voice) & Shayne (voice & sexy)

24s & overs - Andy (voice & charm), Haifa (voice), Brenda (voice & personality)

Groups - 4th base (different from other boy bands) & Journey South (just like the lads!)

I could simply take or leave the others at this stage!

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03-10-2005, 02:16 PM
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My sneaky feeling so far is the following for the last 3:

1) 4Tune.
- got the looks, sound great, seem like such nice boys too, will get the teen vote and the mum vote as they look such clean boys

2) Trevor
- not sure about teen vote, but I think they said they might work on his look a bit, and the he'll get the mum vote

3) Maria Lawson
- just a feeling she'll go it on talent. Sounds like she's been around a bit already, eg...

Lets see if they make it to the final 12 first, then over to the GBP.
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03-10-2005, 02:35 PM
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Oooh, here's an interesting one. They are already setting odds on the winner. This from Paddy Power:

Maria Lawson 7, Shane 7, 4Tune 9, James Bellamy 9, Nicholas 9, The Brothers 9, The Conway Sisters 10, Trevor Hodgson 10, Alexandra Burke 12, Chenai 12, Chico Slimani 14, Haifa Kayali 14, Journey South 14, Addictive Ladies 16, 4th Base 20, Andy 20, Eskimo Blonde 20, Philip 25, Brenda 33, Joanne 33, Ritchie 40

Interesting thing here is that Sharon has the favourite, but apart from Chico (and Haifa), the rest of the oldies are all outsiders (comment on her choices perhaps?). I must say though that I cannot see any chance of Chico or Ritchie surviving more than a couple of public votes, and would be surprised if either made it to Sharon's final 4.

But surprised to see James up there. I don't think he can really sing that well and won't make the final 4. I can't see both him and Trevor going through, and Trevor has "The Voice".
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04-10-2005, 10:26 PM
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Hey I'm like his 2nd cousin, He is very good so vote for him Big Grin

Girls, he is married with a daughter.. just to let you all know.


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