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Old November 19th 2011, 10:15 AM
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Default The Pretender on X Factor USA

So apparently Nicole Scherzinger and Dave are best buddies, as she thanked him for letting them use the song in the show.

She also said she was in a band that supported the foos, did not know that.

You can watch the guys mediocre performance here if you want...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=U67MDkGZ2Rg

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Old November 19th 2011, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: The Pretender on X Factor USA

Nicole Scherzinger was pathetic... headbanging? Her? Oh My God!!!

And the cover is bad.
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Old November 19th 2011, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: The Pretender on X Factor USA

Why do they always butcher songs on these shows, structurally? Do they really not have the time or attention span for them to sing for four minutes? His voice wasn't great for the song but the fact it was badly cut up made it worse.
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Old November 19th 2011, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: The Pretender on X Factor USA

While it's a terrible song anyway, that was even worse due to the fact that guy was terrible and was just boring the whole way through. This is what is wrong with The X Factor, everyone sounds really boring when they do rock songs.
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Old November 19th 2011, 11:25 AM
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She also said she was in a band that supported the foos, did not know that.
Pussycat Dolls played before Foo Fighters at Live Earth... I don't know if you'd term that as support really.
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Old November 19th 2011, 11:34 AM
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Pussycat Dolls played before Foo Fighters at Live Earth... I don't know if you'd term that as support really.
Or term it as a 'band' either.
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Old November 19th 2011, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: The Pretender on X Factor USA

Song was lame. Didn't have the voice to pull it off and he sounded like he was trying to oversing it.

Also. Nicole was a backup singer in Days of the new. That was what she was referring to.
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Default Re: The Pretender on X Factor USA

UGH, not to sound like a fanboy, but I'll sound like a fanboy, here we go.
I want to stand in these idiot judges faces and ask them WHY THE FUCK THEY THINK IT SOUNDED SO GOOD, yeah it was the music, the song itself, Justin Bieber can "rawk" it, anyone can rock this mother out because of the music.

And as much as I like that Josh Kracjik, he totally blew it and was totally off attudude, Pretender MUST be sung with some furiosity or something, and he was just trying to show off something else.

PLEASE STOP THESE SHOWS ALREADY *cries like a little girl*
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Oh God!
Hey he was the best of the night - at least he managed a "rock" performance...however I found it particularly awkward watching Nicole and her hair....so tragic but I just couldn't look away....*shudder*
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Old November 19th 2011, 08:21 PM
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UGH, not to sound like a fanboy, but I'll sound like a fanboy, here we go.
And as much as I like that Josh Kracjik, he totally blew it and was totally off attudude, Pretender MUST be sung with some furiosity or something, and he was just trying to show off something else.
Like this? It get's pretty furious at 2:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evsqJ5C7sgo
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Pussycat Dolls played before Foo Fighters at Live Earth... I don't know if you'd term that as support really.
She was in Days of the New.
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Default Re: The Pretender on X Factor USA

It somehow sounds like someone put The Pretender and Phantom of the Opera in a blender...

I agree on the oversinging attempt... I guess he's not a bad singer, it's just weird if someone picks a song that you know super well and changes the melody around. Not bad, but not good enough for me to enjoy it ;D

Also, some of the comments on youtube are weird.

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Dave Grohl is a video that's been re-mixed in a studio to create the best performance for the video's Album's release.
Dave Grohl is a video that's been re-mixed in a studio
Dave Grohl is a video
What?

Also, if they are praising him for singing live that well, they should definitely check out some Foo live performances, obviously :P
That's why I also love them so much, they rock live as much as on the albums, usually even beyond that
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