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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
Have you seen the show? I don't mean this clip ... I mean the series.
Never. Is it mostly people who have no talent who perform?
post #42 of 50
Thanks for the link. That was great ::::
post #43 of 50
I also saw that on facebook. She has an amazing voice.
post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by RomanGoddess View Post
Never. Is it mostly people who have no talent who perform?
Yes and no. Early on in the "weeding out" process, yes. But also like most of the talent competition series, it's pretty much a given that there is a set of types -- based on mannerisms, looks, how pulled-together one looks, what they say in their interview, etc -- that are those who don't. Kind of like you see someone who looks and talks like William Hung on American Idol and, well, you expect someone with William Hung's talents. The audience is pretty conditioned by the nature of the show to sneer on cue. Given her age and physical appearance, had she come out dressed very professionally or formally, spoken with clear confidence, not done the little hip swirly thing, etc, I guarantee it would have been harder for the cameramen to search out rolling eyes, because she'd no longer have been so on-type.
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post #46 of 50
Ok...

Seriously...

I don't care what you look like...

If you can do what that woman can do I am going to be in shock and aww!

That kind of talent is rare.

Rarer then just being able to sing. Rarer then just being able to sing beautifully.

Very few people, beautiful or 'ugly' have a voice and pitch like that.

Not everyone is shocked because of some superficial reason. Some of us are shocked and surprised because most people cannot even dream of being able to do that.

Same with that kid Fondest posted the link too.
post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Ok...

Seriously...

I don't care what you look like...

If you can do what that woman can do I am going to be in shock and aww!

That kind of talent is rare.

Rarer then just being able to sing. Rarer then just being able to sing beautifully.

Very few people, beautiful or 'ugly' have a voice and pitch like that.

Not everyone is shocked because of some superficial reason. Some of us are shocked and surprised because most people cannot even dream of being able to do that.

Same with that kid Fondest posted the link too.
I see what you're saying, and I agree - she's extraordinary.

But I personally am reacting to how people keep saying "just goes to show you, don't judge a book by its cover" and so on.

People aren't just talking about the extraordinary talent of this woman - they are talking about her in the context of her looks. Simon said (not exact quote) "people were laughing at you but they aren't laughing now", Piers said "by far the biggest surprise in my 3 years on the show" not "by far the most extraordinary talent I've heard in my 3 years on the show."
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by KMK_Mama View Post
Hmm, well it didn't even come close to making me cry. The whole thing bothered me. I mean, good for her, she has a great voice, but the faces people were making in the audience in the beginning and the fact that they were so *shocked* actually made my skin crawl.
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sneer on cue
That's a good way to put it.
post #49 of 50
Did y'all hear this?

Stunning.
post #50 of 50
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That kind of talent is rare.
I don't think it's that rare. Some of the best singers I've heard are not famous. I think there are a lot of ways to be a professional musician.
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