The X Factor 2016

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:39 pm

Kind of suspected it as Matt Terry was in the bottom two but he survived the sing-off winning it 3-1 against Emily Middlemas.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-x-fact ... tor-final/

It's game on but the odds suggest it's now Saara's to lose.

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby eddie555 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:07 am

Fantastic journey for Saara. She's captured the public's imagination. Should win by a huge margin.

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:39 am

Hmmm. Finland somehow getting votes in? Sharon Osbourne not caring too much about her own act?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2 ... the-final/

I would be kind of surprised that a Finnish national would win 'TXF' before an Irish or Welsh person but hey-ho, it seems destined to be that the pro wins. Kevin Simm wins on 'The Voice' and now this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saara_Aalto

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby eddie555 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:54 am

XF press release, Saturday's solo songs

Saara Aalto: Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears/Lorde)
Matt Terry: Take Me Home (Jess Glynne)
5 After Midnight: Crazy In Love (Beyonce)

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:30 pm

Shambles with Saara being pimped to win even if Sharon couldn't care less.

Honey G inexplicably allowed to perform but poor ol' Emily Middlemas wasn't. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-x-fact ... not-happy/
5 After Midnight gone. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-x-fact ... ows-final/
Song choices for the final: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-x-fact ... nd-finale/

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:35 pm

Huh.

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People hedging to guarantee a profit or do the insiders know that Matt Terry was the chosen one all along? Am staying away...I don't even care any more even with money on Matt Terry.

I doubt it's because Saara doesn't want to win.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2 ... e-freedom/

Historically those that don't win seem to have a bit more longevity but it's more by accident than design most of the time.

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:49 pm

Saara's back as favourite now. Oh well. :sarcasm:

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:09 pm

Matt Terry actually wins? Meh...the winner's single is hopeless. Can't see it being this year's Christmas number one single. Unlucky to those who backed Saara...Matt was the chosen one all along.

Some suggest she's more of a theatrical singer than a pop star. They said that about Rhydian Roberts when he inexplicably lost to Leon Jackson. Best of luck, Matt as Simon Cowell is hopeless managing acts long-term...he's the Jose Mourinho of pop music.

The odds were all over the place in the last hour but Matt was still a backable 4/7 in the end ATB.

Aftereventing, Danny called Matt winning and 5 After Midnight in the final way back in late September! HA!! Well done...it's only predictable when the results align!

Saara was seemingly this year's 'decoy' but was she merely there to distract what was the seemingly inevitable outcome!? What drove her odds down!? Did the ante-post Matt Terry backers run up a huge phone bill!?

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Postby DannyCraig » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:16 pm

WHOOPS!! Apparently the results of who are through to the judges houses have already leaked.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... ak-online/

The Sun ain't telling though. Expect bookies to react quickly whether suspending betting or cutting odds for various folks though.

I have heard that these are the final 12:

Emily Middelmas - Will be backing her for top girl :)
Samantha Lavery
Gifty Louise

Overs-
Rielly C
Honey G
Sara Alto

Boys-
Matt Terry - Wins 2016 X Factor for me.
Freddy Parker
Ryan Lawrie

Groups-
5am - BUYING MONEY - Guaranteed to get to the final. Another JLS.
The Brooks
Cosmic Riot

My only 3 early predictions all came in. I still lost money on this series. Go figure :? :lose:

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Postby DannyCraig » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:17 pm

WHOOPS!! Apparently the results of who are through to the judges houses have already leaked.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... ak-online/

The Sun ain't telling though. Expect bookies to react quickly whether suspending betting or cutting odds for various folks though.

I have heard that these are the final 12:

Emily Middelmas - Will be backing her for top girl :)
Samantha Lavery
Gifty Louise

Overs-
Rielly C
Honey G
Sara Alto

Boys-
Matt Terry - Wins 2016 X Factor for me.
Freddy Parker
Ryan Lawrie

Groups-
5am - BUYING MONEY - Guaranteed to get to the final. Another JLS.
The Brooks
Cosmic Riot

My only 3 early predictions all came in. I still lost money on this series. Go figure :? :lose:
Admittrdly, I was heavily on emily e/w and forecasts/tricasts too. Oh well, I'll keep it much simpler next year and just top up on singles every week through the show

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby stereoman » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:23 pm

Any opinion on Saara ante-post, Danny? Was she a decoy? Was she ever seriously going to win this? Was Saara only there to stop Honey G? Was Emily never seriously in consideration on the off-chance a Scottish bloc vote propelled her to a win? Was it always going to be Matt Terry?

Hmmm. Matt Terry going to RCA to try & replicate Olly Murs!? Wow...more anodyne pop.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2 ... olly-murs/

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Re: The X Factor 2016

Postby DannyCraig » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:11 am

Any opinion on Saara ante-post, Danny? Was she a decoy? Was she ever seriously going to win this? Was Saara only there to stop Honey G? Was Emily never seriously in consideration on the off-chance a Scottish bloc vote propelled her to a win? Was it always going to be Matt Terry?

Hmmm. Matt Terry going to RCA to try & replicate Olly Murs!? Wow...more anodyne pop.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2 ... olly-murs/

Some great questions there stereoman.

My thoughts about Saara: they knew she was a good vocalist who could drop into the sing off any time to get rid of a desired act. Could she have won? She certainly wasn't plan a. It looks as if 5am were the ones they wanted but couldn't get a good enough duet to take place. Matt was the white English middle of the road singer who won by default - him singing with Nicole in the final clearly helped. Honey g never threatened based on voting stats - they would have known this, and she went about when she was expected to anyways. Emily was a strange one - started strong, never improved. Lauren platt was the same in 4th a couple of years ago. Maybe the public get bored of the sweet girl with the sultry voice? Always polled ok until she was targeted in the semi.
Matt won't be around that long. Does he have the Olly Murs personality to drag him through a career? Unlikely. Will we see Saara in the charts? No, but in the West End 100%.
5am will have a number 1 in 2017. They're the only marketable act to have come from the show this year but it depends whether they'll still be together by then.

Cheers for your pricing updates during the series. Same again next year :win:

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