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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:50 AM

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I was going to wait to post this thread after the 'judges houses' section of the X Factor, but I can't hold back showing you all my own favourites to win.


I was boycotting the competition this year due to the disappointing end last year when Little Mix walked away with the win. It's shocking to see the talent they turn away and the tone deaf idiots that get through.


Who's your favourite to win this year?


]25 acts made it through through to the judges houses. Only 12 can go on to the live shows. Here's a run down of the competitors.


BOYS (mentored by Nicole Scherzinger)

Jahmene Douglas
Shy Asda worker Jahmene, 21, is from Swindon and became the hottest favourite in X Factor history when his audition - which saw him singing Etta James' At Last - was screened in the launch edition.
The clean-living singer - who has performed in church and at weddings and claims he has 'never been in love' - made it through despite giving a disappointing performance at boot camp and having to receive medical treatment after feeling unwell before his final performance.[/font]

Rylan Clark
Rylan is a 23-year-old model and performer from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, who has performed in Westlife and Take That tribute bands and who made it through to boot camp despite dividing the judges with his upbeat rendition of Des'ree's Kissing You.
He has admitted that he was bullied in the past and is now 'obsessed' with his image.


Jake Quickenden
Jake, a 23-year-old lifeguard from Scunthorpe, made it through after singing Kings Of Leon's Use Somebody at the Manchester auditions - and survived bootcamp despite having to perform with Robbie Hance, who forgot his words mid-song after missing rehearsals.
Jake recently revealed that his 19-year-old brother Oliver - who was seen cheering him on at the auditions - tragically died of bone cancer on September 8, just days after his original audition was screened.

James Arthur
24-year-old James, from Middlesborough, wowed the panel with his emotional acoustic rendition of Tulisa's Young at the auditions - and revealed a traumatic past which saw him spend time in care and also homeless after his parents split up.
He also told the judges that his parents had been united together for the first time in years in a bid to support him through his audition.

Adam Burridge
Although he is currently working as an admin assistant for a family double glazing firm, 23-year-old Adam - who is from Harrow in Middlesex - has always had his sights on a music career.
He began playing guitar when he was 15 years old - and went on to impress the judges at the London auditions with his version of David Guetta's Titanium

Nathan Fagan-Gayle
Possibly the most experienced of all the boys when it comes to the music industry, 25-year-old Nathan - also known as Starboy Nathan - has scored a couple of minor chart hits, including 2005's Come Into My Room - which reached number 35 - and 2010's Diamonds, which peaked at number 23.
Nathan, who lists his occupation as a singer-songwriter, was born in south London but spent much of his childhood in Jamaica and New York, where he lived until he was 11.

GIRLS (mentored by Tulisa)

Ella Henderson
16-year-old Ella is from Tetney in Lincolnshire, and became one of the early favourites when she appeared on the launch edition, singing a self-penned song which she dedicated to her late grandfather.
She has since revealed she almost missed her chance at X Factor stardom as the auditions clashed with her GCSEs. However the teenager managed to do both - and is now the current favourite to win.

Amy Mottram
Amy is a 16-year-old student who has been dubbed the 'Essex Adele' following her prowess in local karaoke contests. And it was an Adele song - The One and Only - which she chose when she wowed the judges at the London auditions.
The teenager - who auditioned in glittery trainers - has admitted she is a 'typical Essex girl' who loves 'fake nails, hair and eyelashes'.

Lucy Spraggan
Lucy, who is 21 years old, hails from Buxton in Derbyshire, and caused a stir when she appeared in the second show performing her self-penned 'beer fear' anthem Last Night. The song leapt up the iTunes chart within hours of the audition being screened, until the singer was ordered to withdraw it from iTunes due to her involvement in the show. Lucy, who released an album called Top Room At The Zoo last year, is openly gay and has said she hopes her appearance on the show will help her 'find a girlfriend'.

Jade Collins
Belfast teenager Jade, 17, gave an emotional rendition of Beyonce's Sweet Dreams on the penultimate auditions show - and made an impact with her powerful voice and quirky sense of style.
She confessed during the auditions that her dad had 'been in prison ever since I can remember' and said that she wished he had been there to see her make it through to boot camp.

Jade Ellis
One of the older girls in the competition, 25-year-old Jade is from south London and works as a bike mechanic - although she is hoping to realise her singing ambitions after making it to the judges' houses.
Jade, who has a six-year-old daughter, revealed on the show that she had plans to pursue a musical career but put them on hold after she became pregnant aged 19.

Leanne Robinson
Leanne appeared only briefly on the penultimate auditions show but is set to make a bigger impact on the show after reaching the judges' houses.
The 22-year-old, who works as a sales assistant, is from south London and is a former graduate of The Brit School - whose former pupils also include Jessie J and Adele.

GROUPS (mentored by Louis Walsh)

Poisonous Twin
The only all-girl group remaining in the competition, Poisonous Twin consists of members Sophie Houghton and Stephanie McMichael.
The latter briefly found fame when she appeared on the 2008 series of Big Brother, and became involved in a task which saw her having to pose as another housemate's girlfriend - although she failed the mission and later became the first person evicted from the house.

MK1
Male-female duo MK1 consist of members Simeon and Lotte, who originally auditioned as a trio but have since shrunk to a duo.
The pair claim they have 'crazy amounts of energy' and are as happy performing old songs as they are new ones - provided they can give them a contemporary twist.

Duke
One of several boy bands in the final line-up, Gloucestershire based band Duke consists of 26-year-old Marko, 39-year-old Ed and Flynn, 31.
The band, who described themselves as 'very very childish', have been together for six years and began life rehearsing in Marko's garden shed before setting their sights elsewhere.

GMD3
Boy band trio GMD 3 - featuring members Greg, Dan and Mickey, all aged 17-19 - narrowly made it into the competition after judges found it impossible to choose between them and another boyband trio, Triple J.
After an impromptu sing-off, which saw both having to do a quick-fire acapella song, GMD3 were chosen to proceed to the judges' houses.

Mitsotu
Yet another trio, Mitsotu's members are Jimmy, 23, Holly, 22, and James, 22, who are from north London and Kent.
Although the trio are more used to smaller venues they treat The X Factor performances as though they were playing major arenas, confessing, 'nothing can prepare you for the scale of it'.

Times Red
Boyband trio Times Red were originally axed from the line-up at bootcamp, but were reinstated as extra-semi finalists after Rough Copy were forced to quit the show due to visa issues with band member Kazeem Ajobe.
The lads - 20-year-old Staz, 24-year-old Luke and Scott, 25 - are from Essex and made their mark at the auditions with an acoustic rendition of Amy Winehouse's Rehab.

Union J
Originally known as Triple J the boys - JJ, 23, Josh, 19, and 22-year-old Jaymi - initially missed out on boot camp after a sudden death sing-off with GMD3 - but were brought back in following Rough Copy's departure. A fourth member, boot camp reject George Shelley, 18, was added to the line-up and the band underwent their name change.
OVER 28s (mentored by Gary Barlow)

Carolynne Poole
32-year-old Carolynne, from Huddersfield, narrowly missed out on reaching the live shows last year after she was rejected at the judges' houses by 2011's Overs mentor Louis Walsh.
She previously appeared on the BBC's talent show Fame Academy (under her maiden name Carolynne Good) in 2002, finishing in third place - and has also appeared in Emmerdale.

Christopher Maloney
Christopher, who is 34 and from Liverpool, left the judges stunned at auditions with his emotional performance of Bette Midler's The Rose - which he dedicated to his late grandfather. The call centre worker admitted it had taken him five years to pluck up the courage to audition for The X Factor after filling the application form in but never sending it.

Nicola-Marie Bloor
35-year-old Nicola divided the judges with her flamboyant performance during the auditions but nonetheless made it to the judges' houses.
Nicola, who is from Derbyshire, has also released songs under the name Nikia Aniston, and has worked as a cruise ship entertainer and Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse tribute act.

Brad Shackleton
Possibly the least seen of the 25 acts to make the judges' houses, 37-year-old Brad's performance at the Cardiff auditions was screened on the ITV2 show The Xtra Factor.
Brad works as a songwriter and a motivational speaker, and has said his ambition is to work with Gary Barlow. He added that he has 'loved every second of The X Factor experience'.

Melanie Masson
Glasgow native Melanie is one of the oldest acts in the contest at 44. The mother of two has worked as a session singer with the likes of Kasabian and Stereophonics, but now runs a singing class for the under-fives.
She has said that she sees X Factor as her 'last chance' to launch a singing career in her own right.

Kye Sones
Singing chimney sweep Kye is 30 comes from London and was one of the standout acts of the second auditions show with his mash-up of Swedish House Mafia's Save The World and Rita Ora's RIP.
Kye is no stranger to the music scene, having previously been a member of the electro-pop band Diagram Of The Heart.







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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Ella Henderson


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The song starts at 2:05


Bootcamp



The song starts at 1:00



X Factor hopeful Ella Henderson almost missed her chance at fame because her audition clashed with her GCSEs.


The 16-year-old singer eventually made it to an audition and performed one of her own tracks impressing the judges with her singing and songwriting skills.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:08 AM

Lucy Spraggan


Audition



The song starts at 1:15


Bootcamp



The song starts at 1:15




The gay 21-year-old singer-songwriter, a favourite to make it to the live rounds, is most proud that she’s helped people to come out.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

Lucy Spraggan all the way! She is so amazing i have her album she released via Itunes just over a year ago ... Sadly its now been taken down due to being on X-Factor and one of the rules is not allowed to sell any tunes on Itunes if you are on X-Factor.


Love her style , Accent and looks. Here is a Few more Videos from Lucy!








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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

I've not watched it this year, not had the time, however I will probably set the rest of it to record so I can watch it when I get the chance.

I loved Little Mix.

As with any Talent contest some people will not get through for others, there is no right or wrong, as its based on what the judges see and hear at the time, and sometimes what we see on TV isn't actually what it sounds like live. I've seen groups on TV that are amazing, live they are not so good.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

Here is a Live Version from Lucy Spraggan on the Radio. Hope You Like.



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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Lucy doesn't need the X Factor She's a performer in her own right. GO LUCY!!!!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:14 PM

Dam straight she is ..... As you said she don't need X-Factor she made alot of money selling an album just on Itunes it's self but i suppose she wanted to go bigger and try X-Factor so people knew her better seen her play abit more and actually notice her more i would of done the same.

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This one is Mega Funny at the end LOL



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

The Final 12


James Arthur

Jahmene Douglas

Ryan Clark


Ella Henderson

Lucy Spraggan

Jade Ellis


Union J

GMD3

MK1


Melanie Mason

Kye Sonnes

Carolynne Poole


The twist this year. The general public have a chance to bring back one person from the judges houses. The judges choose their wild cards and we, the public, have to vote for the one we like the best to give them a chance to perform in the live shows.


Adam Burridge

Amy Mottram

Times Red

Christopher Maloney


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Well I'm backing the girls this year as in my opinion all the other catagories are fairly weak in comparison. Amy Mottram should be brought back. :D

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

Lucy Spraggan wen't though hahaha! knew she would , Shes amazing!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

I was casually enjoying this years show, as I normally find them tedious. However this year it seemed to have a good variety and the shows were fun...

And then at Judge's Houses, they made the mistake of taking through the Entertainment Factor rather than the X Factor :)
To see Rylan get taken to live shows over others with far greater talent brings back memories of Jedward. I didnt even watch it when they were in it, but the newspapers told the story very well of how the show became a joke taking them so far. I fear they have made a fatal mistake, and man y people will start to question what their priority actually is....

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

It's unfortunate to see the talentless fools getting through but i think it's mainly to hook in the audience.. I mean a lot of people enjoy watching the prats on the show.. Jedward, Wagner, Rylan to name a few..

If it were a pure talent contest it would be far better in my opinion.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

oi! lucy rocks lol

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:44 AM

I agree to an extent.. Lucy has some talent in writing funny songs and being able to sing them well. She has so far shown that actually singing anyone else's songs are a risk, and she has so far shown nothing extraordinary in those performances that she has done.
The fact that the live shows will have different themes and song types, this could be an extremely big risk, with very little return.. unless they allow her to write her own song each week

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

Lucy Spraggan to win!!!

I just voted for her 17 times via my mobile LOL

Yes i'm crazy but shes amazing.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

Despite Rylan not being the best singer in the competition by far.
I think he did really well last night and his performance actually made me wanna get up and dance!!

To be honest i think that's what the competition is about, its not about finding the person with the best voice, Its about finding a person that has the full package, Its all about the entertainment factor!

And he definately entertained me!!!

Something else that i was really happy about is that the public voted back Christopher.. i think he is amazing! Well done to him over coming his nerves last night! He was AWESOME!!

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

Despite Rylan not being the best singer in the competition by far.
I think he did really well last night and his performance actually made me wanna get up and dance!!

To be honest i think that's what the competition is about, its not about finding the person with the best voice, Its about finding a person that has the full package, Its all about the entertainment factor!

And he definately entertained me!!!

Something else that i was really happy about is that the public voted back Christopher.. i think he is amazing! Well done to him over coming his nerves last night! He was AWESOME!!


well there goes my x factor catchup, missed last nights.. aha.
the whole show is about who will sell them the most records and albums. to do this a good singer can get some backing from fans and do really well.. I just cant see rylan getting the backing to go forward.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:07 PM

The one thing I will say for X Factor - I'll be supporting whoever the masses want to be xmas number one instead of the X Factor winner because that really narks me off :)

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

yaaaay! my mate Lucy got though to the next round wooooop wooooop! happies!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:11 AM

The one thing I will say for X Factor - I'll be supporting whoever the masses want to be xmas number one instead of the X Factor winner because that really narks me off :)


Hardly nice is it ? They go through months of worry and lots of ups and downs, millions vote for them, and then because they are from X Factor people will automatically support someone else.

No matter what people think about X Factor, because of it, we have some amazing recording artists that sell millions and millions of records, that bring money into this country.

To take that away from the singers, because there are on a show, I find quite appalling, that people are so judgmental to automatically want to support someone else.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

However i dont agree with last night.. Louis is a dingbat :D

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

I dont agree as Rylan didn't do as well as he did the night before,However i think that the story about him getting death threats and bullied before about who he is has made him get sympathy from the public and that's why he's getting the votes, It was very very clever on how they did that!!

It was defo done on purpose in order to get the votes.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

They always like to have someone in that really isn't a good singer, it brings in controversy.

Rylan can't sing, he can entertain, so he needs to be on Britain's Got Talen not the X Factor as he doesn't have the X Factor.

He is just a typical over the top queen lol

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Rylan needs to go ..... He isn't for X-factor he is for Britains got Talent only.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

Hardly nice is it ? They go through months of worry and lots of ups and downs, millions vote for them, and then because they are from X Factor people will automatically support someone else.

No matter what people think about X Factor, because of it, we have some amazing recording artists that sell millions and millions of records, that bring money into this country.

To take that away from the singers, because there are on a show, I find quite appalling, that people are so judgmental to automatically want to support someone else.

I know that isn't nice, and I've supported and voted for many singers on xfactor, I don't like that they are almost guaranteed xmas number one because of the timing of the contest. Even if I love the song/artist, I won't buy the song until after christmas because of the set up of thw whole thing. That is my opinion though.

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