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John W



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Susan Boyle Reply with quote

Just heard Susan Boyle's 'Wild Horses' (Rolling Stones)

a) doesn't sound like her

b) I haven't heard the Stones' version

c) em, I didn't like it on one hearing (didn't listen to the words)


You can download it from the Guardian site

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/audio/2009/sep/14/susan-boyle-wild-horses

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Toggy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like her voice but I found this song rather boring. That's not to say it's bad particularly just a bit, well, slow I guess.
I don't much care for the stones version either truth be told.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about two minutes too long, as was the Rolling Stones original.

I don't like that vibrato.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not my kind of music at all, boring.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only saw her BGT audition after all the youtube attention, but she sounded so natural, but really little different to millions of people up and down the country who can sing but have no inclination to do it in front of an audience.

A lot of water has passed under her bridge since then. Simon Cowell has obviously ensured that she has been looked after, groomed and trained (he could hardly drop her after the very public breakdown, could he?) but it sounds as though all the charm and spontaneity has been ironed out of her.

Strange choice of song, really.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She didn't even win in the end did she? I'm not really begrudging her success, indeed I wish her the best of luck. I wonder if I'm the only one for whom that playing of her single is the first time I've heard her sing! Wasn't it a dance troupe that came out on top in the end? They seem to have dropped off the radar!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since ten million or so who watched the ITV show, plus endless highlights and repeats, and 100 million or so hit on youtube, yes you probably are the only one, LEE Smile

The winning dance troupe will turn up on the Royal Variety Performance in November, if nothing else.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Well, since ten million or so who watched the ITV show, plus endless highlights and repeats, and 100 million or so hit on youtube, yes you probably are the only one, LEE Smile

The winning dance troupe will turn up on the Royal Variety Performance in November, if nothing else.


The big question now must be is that something to be proud of? I think can count on one hand the number of times I've actually watched Simon Cowell's show, and those few times were in a pub and were before Susan Boyle's series! All the info in my initial post was gleaned from the press!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was a dance troupe who won in the end... but apart from the Royal Variety Show they've got nothing lined up. Cowell didn't sign them because he

a) has no idea how to make money off people who aren't doing bad cover versions

and

b) lost a vast amount of money on George Sampson (despite not paying Sampson a penny) Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a couple more listens to this and while I won't be rushing out to purchase it it is growing on me. Maybe it was too early in the day the first time I heard it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Susan Boyle Reply with quote

Was she using the Sundays' version of the song (off their 'Blind' album) as a template? I doubt that Simon Cowell has heard of the Sundays!
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