X-Factor - The Winner

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area


    Was kinda surprised. I thought all along it would be Josh. It looks like Simon and Melanie were both pretty surprised as well.

    And to think Simon just about blew it by not including her earlier.
  2. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    I was definitely happy with the final 2... While I like Chris Rene a lot, he didn't have the voice that the other two have...

    I would have been happy for either of the final 2 to win... Of the two, I was more leaning towards Amaro though...
  3. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Although I was also rooting for Josh and Melanie, I'm confident they'll both have good singing careers.

    Wow, that Leona Lewis was awesome!! I had never heard of her before, but what a voice!

    And as much as Nicole is an awful judge, she cannot take a bad picture. She is absolutely stunning. Paula is also holding up very well for possibly being twice Nicole's age.
  4. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also TCF Club

    Sep 14, 2003
    Northern VA
    I wasn't emotionally invested in the show after the judges bickering back and forth turned me off, so I'd started just ff'ing and watching just the performances. The last couple of weeks I wouldn't even watch complete performances.

    I hadn't yet watched the finale or the results shows, but heard about the winner this morning when my alarm radio came on.

    I'll watch the auditions next season to see if the show looks worthwhile, but wouldn't be upset if it never returned.
  5. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York


    I agree - Leona Lewis is the winner of the first season original UK X-Factor.

    I knew Melanie would win. Just like season 1 of AI - Simon Cowell HAS to have a winner who sells as a recording artist.

    I thought the Christmas songs were great - Chris' version was pretty awesome.

    I can't believe I am about to say this - I actually liked Justin Biener.

    Astro with 50 Cent. Auto fast forward.
  6. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    I skipped past the entire first hour just to avoid Justin Beaver. The sound cut out a few times during "Fiddy Scent" and I was wondering if that was the audio being censored because rappers love to sprinkle obscenities throughout their "lyrics". Seeing Asstro amongst the dancing hookers was a bit disturbing, but that is where he is headed.

    I have seen a few rapper's videos and they were liberally sprinkled with profanities, mysogyny and porn. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown: I cannot respect that, yo! And knowing that young kids eat this stuff up gives me the chills. Young girls think that is the way they should behave and expect that sort of demeaning treatment from boys/men, and young boys learn to disrespect others, as Asstro demonstrated many times on X-Factor.
  7. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Didn't even watch the finale! We ff'd through the performance show and it finished at 9:53, so we just switched to live TV and saw the result.

    Lost interest quite early on, so I doubt we'd watch another season at all.
  8. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    And you honestly believe Simon's leaving her out of the final 16 was an "accident" or a "mistake"? (I just wonder if they didn't punish one of the other four who wouldn't have made it had Melanie been in the 16 and they had not made it 17 - they haven't released the Season 2 paperwork yet (although they are already calling for online auditions), but if they ban the 17 from auditioning again, then somebody got screwed out of a shot at coming back.)

    Also, I wonder how the $5 million contract works - for all we know, it's "$10,000 per year for 50 years, but you can ask out of the contract after five years", or even, "$250,000 cash plus a $4,750,000 representation contract in which the money goes to us as payment for our services representing you."
  9. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    all very interesting


    The X Factor SEASON 1 -- KEY STATS


    The X Factor is the #1 unscripted program overall this Fall and the #1 new unscripted show so far this season
    o Averaging a 4.2/12 rating among Adults 18-49 and 12.4 million Total Viewers, The X Factor has given FOX a nightly win on the majority of the nights it has aired.

    In fact, The X Factor lifted FOX’s average ratings on Wednesdays and Thursdays by +48% and +46% versus last fall.

    The X Factor is an especially big new hit among Teens – it’s the #2 new series among Teens this season, second only to New Girl

    Thanks to The X Factor, FOX is #1 on Thursday nights in the fall for the first time in the network’s history.

    The X Factor is one of this season’s Top 5 new shows among ethnic minorities and is this season’s #1 show overall among African American adults age 18-49
    o Among Hispanic Adults 18-49, The X Factor-Wed and Thurs are the #2 and #3 top-rated new shows this season (behind only New Girl, which is #1)

    With multiple hours of The X Factor on our air every week, FOX won the November Sweep among Adults 18-49.


    Trendrr's Social TV chart consistently ranks The X Factor as the #1 TV Show With the Most Social Media Buzz
    o Earlier this month The X Factor had an overall social media activity count of 1,567,835 – +41% higher than its buzz the previous week and +119% higher than the next most buzzed-about broadcast series

    In just a few short months, The X Factor artists performances have been viewed over a quarter of a billion times online via You Tube, Hulu, Roku & Verizon App and on the website

    In fact, some of the finalists have drawn multiple millions of views on YouTube to their first auditions alone:
    o Josh Krajcik: More than 4 million views

    o Drew: More than 5 million views

    o Melanie Amaro: More than 6 million views

    o Chris Rene: Nearly 11 million views!
    (By comparison, The Voice’s winner, Javier Colon, has drawn only about 700,000 views to his most popular video from the show on YouTube)

    We’ve seen an average of 25-30 trending terms on Twitter related to TXF on performance show nights – this is significantly more trending than you see with other TV shows.
    o During last night’s results finale, we saw 58 trending topics related to The X Factor!

    We saw more than 6000 tweets per minute re: The X Factor during performance shows.

    Online voting grew by millions every week

    Fun fact: When Simon Cowell joined Twitter (right before the 11/22 show started), he acquired more than 250,000 followers within 8 hours.
  10. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

    Jun 7, 2006
    Get off my lawn.
  11. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

    Nov 1, 2002
    The 75006...
    Chris grew on me as the show went on, but 3rd was his destiny. I thought Josh would win, because IMO he's more "original". Melanie can sure belt it out though.
  12. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I did get a kick out of the 'cry-meter' between Nicole and Paula when Nicole's count skyrocketed after the Rachel Crow elimination. :)
  13. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Apparently, cooler heads have prevailed - one of the items in the Terms and Conditions for submitting an entry in the online audition for Season 2 says, "You are ineligible to participate if you advanced to the level of Top 13 finalists during Season 1 of the Program."

    (Yes, there would have been only 12 instead of 13 without the "mistake", but at least now, the eliminated persons were eliminated (at least in part) by the viewers...and didn't all four of the under-28 women make it into the final 10 (and, presumably, the tour) anyway?)
  14. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Has anyone seriously claimed that this was all rigged?

    (I'm not saying that myself....)

    But it is awfully dramatic.. Someone who's good is "accidentally" eliminated, brought back "against the rules" (my inference), and ends up winning the thing..
  15. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    What do you mean by "all" rigged?

    If you mean just the "Simon chose his four singers, then had second thoughts and brought back a fifth singer who ended up winning the whole thing," while Simon claims he legitimately made a mistake, there have been too many incidents in other shows (for example, in the Idol year when they tried "sing-offs", someone who appeared to be eliminated without being in a sing-off (it turned out she was, but it was edited to appear otherwise) was invited into the final group when someone else was disqualified) for some of us to take without a grain of salt.

    As for rules, the rules can be changed at any time (it says so in the contracts every contestant has to sign), and technically, it's not a violation of the laws that were passed in light of the 1950s game show scandals as those apply only to "contests of intellectual skill" (although they probably would open themselves up to lawsuits if the final winner wasn't the one who got the most votes).

    I am assuming that Simon is involved with this show for the same reason he was involved with Idol (as he told Larry King): to find singers for his record label.
  16. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    I thought it was weird that Stevie Wonder was quietly wheeled away behind the stage.

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