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Life After X Factor
20-10-2005, 04:27 PM
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Life After X Factor

Hello survivors

As its been nearly a week since my last posting on this topic, I thought I'd enter this one before I dish off to do some singing myself.

Earlier this year I joined some friends in Blackpool staying a few days. On one of our evenings we had booked to go to the pier theatre. That night we wee served the usual brand of seaside entertainment. The Krankies, Stewart Francis, The reformed Manfred Mann, and two unknown artists.

Of the two unknown artists the young lad who sang some soul songs gave a great performance and had been introduced as either an x factor finalist or pop idol finalist. I couldn't in all honesty remember his face or name as standing performing was obviously someone who had a well polished act which no doubt was earning him a decent income in excess of 32 thousand a year. My friends tried telling me he was the one who looked like a vicar or a geek. The other unknown artist was girl of 14, who had what I'd consider to be a fantastic belters singing voice similar to Barbara Streisand.

The light here is that once the hype, tension and media exposure of a reality talent show quietens down those who have along term potential to exist and survive will be picked up by companies specialising in small scale productions sometimes seasonally or with a theme for the purpose of travelling around the country. Soul Train the musical was also produced in a similar way using some people from a cross section of talent shows to perform live across Britain.

There is more hope and possibilities than for those who fail than win.

Maureen
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25-11-2005, 05:42 PM
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I remember the vicar boy! He was fantastic...brilliant voice just lacked the sex appeal needed to win the last Pop Idol....glad he's made it somewhere...good on him! :thumbsup:

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26-11-2005, 01:38 AM
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Coastie Wrote:I remember the vicar boy! He was fantastic...brilliant voice just lacked the sex appeal needed to win the last Pop Idol....glad he's made it somewhere...good on him! :thumbsup:

Hello Coastie,

I knew it was one of those two reality talent shows but just couldn't be certain. Still can't remember his name but as its been at least 3 years since pop idol, he has changed an awful lot. From being the nervous shy , specatacle wearing and inexperienced vicar type and now having gone on to learn about how to entertain, he certainly has a great deal more stage presence charisma and sex appeal today - than 3 years ago, and dare I say it but given the correct management in a year or so's time maybe, he could be the next Robbie Williams. (Not that I'm particularly keen on Robbie Williams as he is someone I see as over-paid and over -rated. Who has developed an over sized ego to go with an extremely mediocre talent.)This is dependent of course on whether he becomes too satisfied and complacently comfortable with the present rewards and lifetstyle.

Good luck to him, afterall its not all high profile glamour entertainment exposure to be successful. It has been proved time and time again that success can be measured by how many years you are prepared to work and earn at a lower end of the industry.Ultimately, he may well have decided now that the hype, the glamour, and the imposition on ones privacy and private life for a more public related career is maybe not worth it. Particularly as they tend to be short lived and can burn you out.

Still, I'm pleased to be back, my own classical concert went very well recently and in a day or so I am going into a local studio to record all four harmony parts with a solo voice on my favourite christmas carol of all time. The french basque carol "O Holy Night". (imagine four Katherine Jenkins types and that gives you an idea of the sort of thing I do with a heavier and rich voice solo on top say Jessye Norman.) I've been looking at licensing it so that a few hundred can be run up for charity, but I'm crazy about my foreign stuff having problems over copyright for the seven part vocal I did to complement Montsaratt caballe.

I suppose I should meditate more to develop patience, rather than humbleness. Kiri the goddess of song has plenty of that. It feels worse than waiting the month for survivor on line to return.

What did you think of the crazy Twitterings for halloween?

Good to hear from you. thank you.

Maureen
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26-11-2005, 02:45 AM
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I think you're talking about Chris Hide. He's a local Sussex lad and my neighbour's daughters say he was a self-righteous little git with an ego bigger than his talent.

But maybe he's grown up a bit now,

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26-11-2005, 07:41 AM
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Northern angel Wrote:Hello Coastie,

What did you think of the crazy Twitterings for halloween?

Anything that goes on on Halloween is wasted on me....never bothered with it even when little!

All the best with the charity CD...sounds cool!



Fee...thanks for the name it was bugging me!

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26-11-2005, 02:21 PM
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Fee For All Wrote:I think you're talking about Chris Hide. He's a local Sussex lad and my neighbour's daughters say he was a self-righteous little git with an ego bigger than his talent.

But maybe he's grown up a bit now,


Hello Fee for all,

I do love it when we can be frank, without being rude or obscene.

Thank you for the name. I think if your neighbours daughters are old enough and could see this lad now, they'd see a young attractive man with a certain and developing appeal. So yes time does change things, but also the experience of having ones confidence built up via a commercialised talent show and then being dropped - leaving you to fend and find your way in the real world, teaches you about life.

The sad facts of life. Which for those with an artistic leaning is extremely
hard. Fraught with trials and tribulations because you have an image to create in addition to finding a niche for your talent. All those who succeed in the smallest of ways deserve it and they stand as a testament to their class, their social environment.

I have some sad memories here growing up in a desperate and economically social environment The sort John Thaw advocated thespians don't come from
and then broke the mould. You see someone once said to me Winston Churchill succeeded against the odds to become Prime minister of England after having been a complete dunce at school. But you know those who said this failed to consider his origin, middle class wealthy and rising aristocratic background, born with a silver spoon and certain to succeed in something irregardless of how well he worked for it. In my own way, I am successful I am always striving to be more so, but I couldn't allow someone to kill off an art which is not a dream - but a very real ambition.

My neighbours thought and pressurised my father into encouraging me to become an economic contributer to the household income from around the age 14. "Get her a paper round ",she said, a few years later," I can get her a job in the bar selling the drinks", (I was 16 going on 17 and still at school) my son can get her a job in the brewery.(I'd just gone to college at 18 to do a two year theatre performing arts course - followed by 2 classical PDC) All her suggestions were very career inspired aren't they? I have watched a young talented dancer's life and career wasted due to parental pressures to study academically, and then pressurised into bringing home the bacon in mundane boring old jobs from a paper round, to burger joint, to amusement arcade..a blasted crying shame. This girl is now 30, is a single parent, has not had a decent man in her life and is distanced from her family. It is also too late and there is no catching up on a lucrative dancing career as a teacher a choreographer a fitness tutor etc.

I don't think theres any bitterness in where I'm coming from. Let's just wish him the best of luck eh!

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30-11-2005, 10:31 AM (This post was last modified: 30-11-2005 10:34 AM by Woodstock.)
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how much longer can this programme go on for? I'm not readily convinced that it's going to end until after the penultimate audience member has been eliminated.....and even then.......

What an absolutely ridiculous method of judging too!!

Hmmm, I wonder whether The Osbourne woman will opt for her own act or surprise us all by plumping for Cowell's.........jeez, let's wait and see......

........and now that The Osbourne woman HAS chosen her own act, I wonder whether Mr Cowell will amaze everybody by choosing Sharon's act over his own..........oh the tension is quite unbearable.....it really really is.....

Love the show though.......and that Marie had an amazing figure.......er.....voice.......she had an amazing voice!!

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30-11-2005, 01:54 PM
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If The X-Factor carries on and on and on and on at the rate that it is......I'm fairly certain there will be little energy left in our Sun, once the programme has finally been concluded, to sustain any further life here.

So, no there will be no life after X-Factor....

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01-12-2005, 03:23 AM
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[QUOTE=Woodstock]If The X-Factor carries on and on and on and on at the rate that it is......I'm fairly certain there will be little energy left in our Sun, once the programme has finally been concluded, to sustain any further life here.

HELLO WOODSTOCK

Seriously you do have an interesting name. Are you into original Woodstock music or not? Woodstock from my memory was an excellent open air music festival, dedicated to folk music and skiffle and a few other dated genres of music. Glastonbury and now Leeds is for those into rock and a heavy metal.

Still the x factor has certainly posed a few issues for us hasn't it?

There will be a final on the 17th of December for 2005, and having just heard that Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller have just settled there differences to the benefit of both there bank accounts 2006 looks like its coming with a new look xfactor programme to drive us all mad again.

Its a pity the shows producers couldn't get an opportunity to read the members views on this website. They might learn something.

Bye for now. Enjoy your music.
Maureen
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04-12-2005, 08:40 AM (This post was last modified: 04-12-2005 08:44 AM by Woodstock.)
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Northern angel Wrote:HELLO WOODSTOCK

Seriously you do have an interesting name. Are you into original Woodstock music or not?

well T.Y.V.M. Angel of the North.

I am into "original Woodstock music" even though it wasn't really a genre in its own right. However i have watched the video "Woodstock - 3 days of peace & music approximately a qaudzillion times and then some, and yes the festival has a real appeal to me even though i was born in '73. But all this chatter of festivals would be disrespectful to and taking away something from the wonderful little yellow-fella from the Charlie Brown adventures so i must make it perfectly clear that my pseudonym is torn between the event and the enigma. (though if push came to shove i would have to declare its influence comes from the event of '69 - if you don't count the moon landing....)

what i really wanted to say was this.....

......hasn't this blinking show ended even yet??

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