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# 122105 24-Jun-2013 22:41
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Hey guys

I watch the X factor all the time, I've even been to two of the live shows.

Everytime I watch the X factor, you can't understand half of what comes out of Blatt's mouth.

I know she has an accent and all, however British accents usually sound beautiful, but hers is anything but.
Maybe it's just beacause she comes from a different part of the UK, which I seriously doubt.

Also, this is coming by what I've seen on the live shows myself first hand, she can hardly walk straight. She kind of staggers from backstage to the judges chairs, and back again whenever threre's a commerical break. Maybe it's her heels, but over time, if you were them around the clock, you usually get used to them, and you walk normally. (Please don't say I'm wrong on that one, as most of geekzone's subscribers are males, and I hope none of you go wearing heels.)

What do you guys think?


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  # 843708 24-Jun-2013 22:54
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I think if I had to judge xfactor let alone watch it, I think I'd need to be drinking to make it work too :)

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  # 843717 24-Jun-2013 23:15
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still have no clue who she is , never heard of her and never seen x factor all i know is for some reason she has pink hair.

Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  # 843718 24-Jun-2013 23:17
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Think you've come to the wrong forum, that show is trash and as above I've never heard of her

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  # 843719 24-Jun-2013 23:20
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Can't say I watch x factor so haven't seen her on there, but this still makes me laugh:

EDIT: According to her wikipedia page she has scoliosis...


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  # 843744 25-Jun-2013 03:16
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vexxxboy: still have no clue who she is , never heard of her and never seen x factor all i know is for some reason she has pink hair.

You are thinking of Ruby not Mel, Not that I watch that rubbish though...

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  # 843746 25-Jun-2013 03:26
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Everytime I watch the X factor, you can't understand half of what comes out of Blatt's mouth.

might be time to get your airs checked.
I've neeeeever seen xfactor but have heard her speak plenty of times in other situations and have never had any problem understanding her.

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  # 843752 25-Jun-2013 06:52
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I had my airs checked and I'm as full of it as I ever was.


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  # 843760 25-Jun-2013 07:41
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There is nothing wrong with her accent, it sounds perfectly normal. There is no such thing as a "UK accent", there are literally hundreds of regional dialects in the UK and in a city like London people who have lived there their whole life and live only a few miles apart may sound completely different.

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  # 843821 25-Jun-2013 09:53
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British accents vary hugely, you pretty much walk across the road and find a new accent. YouTube for a Scouse accent for example, it's not exactly the Queens English.

Most of my family live in the Essex area, some of the Catherine Tate show sketches are a bit close to home :P

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  # 843851 25-Jun-2013 10:37
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My wife and daughter love the show, wouldn't miss it for the world!

I struggle with the judging, it has a fairly obvious bias toward end profitability of winner rather than raw talent

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  # 843853 25-Jun-2013 10:46
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Yes it is X factor, Not NZ got Talent, Huge difference

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  # 843854 25-Jun-2013 10:46
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The show itself is ok (the acts). The judging? Not so much.

When these folks start talking like "you have to find your inner self to connect to the audience and when you can transmit this to your voice and reach a new level..." then I know it's turned into crap and I zone out.

That's only when I am in the lounge actually, if not playing Diablo III in the office, which is a lot more fun.

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  # 843883 25-Jun-2013 11:21
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What amazes me is they have now removed all the singers that could actually sing.

When they voted off Anna it cracked me. One of the judges said 'you haven't got one note wrong this entire competition' but then voted her off in favour of those maori boys from ChCh. So much facepalm.

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  # 843909 25-Jun-2013 11:55
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That show is awful and fully scripted.

Judges comments are to sway the voters and remember it's probably mostly females between the age of 14-20 who vote.

For example, Anna Wilson (or whatever her name was, the blonde girl) isn't going to sell records or shows like one of the groups would.

(I don't actively watch the show, its on in the background while doing other things)

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  # 843916 25-Jun-2013 12:02
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I watch it OnDemand to intentionally avoid the judges comments which unfortunately can't be helped for the decision shows and during those Mel's accent does sound like she's slurring.

No matter which program it is - The Voice, Got Talent, X-factor - or which country it is, I still enjoy the audition rounds the best.  Lots of spontaneous magical performances whereas the 'normal' rounds are too staged.

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