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Surrealistik
2011-09-23, 09:53 PM
Of all time. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlQstQzb4A8)

Discuss.

Tirian
2011-09-23, 10:48 PM
See, the nice thing about The Gong Show was that everyone was so drunk that you could believe that they were surprised by the rotten acts that got sprinkled into the mix. But this is just embarrassing to The X Factor that they can't even find a proper bad performer to burn four minutes of their show on. At least William Hung was enthusiastic and earnest about his talentless singing and dancing -- that was a joy to watch.

Kindablue
2011-09-23, 11:08 PM
"They say, 'you mean it's just sounds?' thinking that for something to just be a sound is to be useless, whereas I love sounds just as they are, and I have no need for them to be anything more than what they are. I don't want them to be psychological. I don't want a sound to pretend that it's a bucket or that it's president or that it's in love with another sound. I just want it to be a sound."
--John Cage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aYT1Pwp30M)


But anyway, that was hilarious. Especially what that lady judge said just before he started singing. "Wow, this competition must really mean a lot to you, huh?"

Surrealistik
2011-09-23, 11:20 PM
But anyway, that was hilarious. Especially what that lady judge said just before he started singing. "Wow, this competition must really mean a lot to you, huh?"

Don't forget the srs bsns emotional pathos build up with the cheesy country music.

And Simon being all smug and condescending, as if he got the better of obvioustroll.

And the sponge.

And their apparently genuine belief that this guy actually sold his truck to get to the X-Factor.

Kindablue
2011-09-23, 11:24 PM
And their apparently genuine belief that this guy actually sold his truck to get to the X-Factor.

Yes! They don't even question it!

Tirian
2011-09-24, 12:35 AM
And Simon being all smug and condescending, as if he got the better of obvioustroll.

And the sponge.

And their apparently genuine belief that this guy actually sold his truck to get to the X-Factor.

A) That's just the character Simon plays. He was all smug and condescending with Susan Boyle too, so he's not beyond playing the cynic who gets his comeuppance.

B) Yeah, WTH was with the fascination with the sponge? They can't even think of a proper punchline to end their skits.

C) I have long held a conspiracy theory that there was a community college somewhere in Kentucky or West Virgina with a drama class designed solely to turn out actors for Jerry Springer and similar shows. Evidently there are still dramatic roles on television that they're able to fill.

Kindablue
2011-09-24, 01:10 AM
C) I have long held a conspiracy theory that there was a community college somewhere in Kentucky or West Virgina with a drama class designed solely to turn out actors for Jerry Springer and similar shows. Evidently there are still dramatic roles on television that they're able to fill.

Drama is the natural Southern condition, from my experience.

Suichimo
2011-09-24, 01:19 AM
Well, um... very few people can measure up to Freddie Mercury. So don't take it to hard?


B) Yeah, WTH was with the fascination with the sponge? They can't even think of a proper punchline to end their skits.

Wouldn't doubt that Paula was doing it just to annoy Simon.

Eldonauran
2011-09-26, 02:03 PM
Terry Fator

That man is talented. :smallamused:

thompur
2011-09-26, 03:30 PM
Placido Domingo. It's not even close.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-09-26, 05:15 PM
I stopped listening to decent music to listen to that...:smallmad:

Kindablue
2011-09-26, 06:15 PM
I stopped listening to decent music to listen to that...:smallmad:

Here you go. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bthwpMCZow) All better.

thegurullamen
2011-09-26, 07:35 PM
Damn it. I totally forgot that people were still talking about that stupid BizzaroBoyle crap. Shenanigans.

Here: something to make up for wasted time. Please post your own entries for legitimate good singers. I'm genuinely interested in what people have to say on that matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrfvP11Hbo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1mu3tgTQaU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4UNoECibYk&ob=av2n

Ashtar
2011-09-26, 08:00 PM
Maybe Maria Aloysia Louise Antonia Weber who got a whole concert aria composed for her by none other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? In fact, he composed 6 pieces all in all for her. Sadly we will never hear her perform "Popoli di Tessaglia", unless we invent a time machine.

Surrealistik
2011-09-26, 08:28 PM
Damn it. I totally forgot that people were still talking about that stupid BizzaroBoyle crap. Shenanigans.

Here: something to make up for wasted time. Please post your own entries for legitimate good singers. I'm genuinely interested in what people have to say on that matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrfvP11Hbo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1mu3tgTQaU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4UNoECibYk&ob=av2n

Stop derailing the thread. We are talking about the greatest singer of all time and that man is none other than Dylan Mother****in' Lawson.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-09-26, 10:13 PM
Here's how you derail a talent show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhmFSV-XB0

Surrealistik
2011-09-27, 10:02 AM
Here's how you derail a talent show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhmFSV-XB0

Boring. Where's the hilarious irony? The errant sponge?

Daftendirekt
2011-09-28, 02:25 AM
Here's how you derail a talent show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhmFSV-XB0

YESSSSS. I found her way back when. That little girl is amazing.

Ravens_cry
2011-09-28, 03:48 AM
Well, um... very few people can measure up to Freddie Mercury. So don't take it to hard?
Freddie Mercury and Queen were certainly some of the finest performers of all the time, they made a song of bicycle lust epic in the truest sense.
I am not sure if he qualifies as the best singer.

dehro
2011-09-28, 04:57 AM
meh.. these "TV moments" make me embarassed for being part of the same species...
and are one of the many reasons I hate that kind of shows.
Piers moron Morgan and Simon codpiece Cowell are 2 more reasons.

as for the greatest singers of all time..
I reckon it's very much a matter of personal taste.
for instance, it is my firm belief that anybody who lists "people who scream unintelligible sounds in their mics at the top of their lungs and generally don't care about keeping a tune" as their favourites, because it happens to be their favourite band-performer, need their heads checked.. or at least their ears.
beyond that, it really is a matter of personal taste... tune, pitch, vocal extention, technique, performance, capacity to entrance and involve the the audience on an emotional level.. most of these things don't have a precise "measurable quality"..so.. to be very objective about it is kinda hopeless, as debates go.
I for one, am liking this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgvJg7D6Qck), at the moment. in fact the whole concert this is an excerpt from is rather magical.

Ravens_cry
2011-09-28, 05:40 AM
I don't watch reality television, with the possible exception of Mythbusters, and especially not "talent" shows for those very reasons.
I care too much, have too much empathy to watch people with a lot of gut and nerve, however much talent they may or may not possess, be mocked and humiliated on national or international television.
It's horrible, just horrible.:smalleek:

The Succubus
2011-09-28, 09:18 AM
Read Ben Elton's Chart Throb for a somewhat cynical look at X Factor and its evil spawns. It's not as good as his earlier books but you can tell *someone* had been doing quite a bit of behind the scenes digging.