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Hallelujah on UK X-Factor (all threads merged here)

Postby Davido » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:31 am

First we take American Idol, then we take X-Factor!
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby Pete » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:45 am

damn damn damn
I vowed not to watch this series of the X factor..it was getiing oh so contrived

and now this.....

so do I tune in???

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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby sevenation » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:23 am

If it leads one more person to Leonards Music then it must be a good thing, I think :shock:
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby somewhat_nifty » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:26 am

Could you bear to watch Leonard's song being turned into lift music though? Perhaps it will bring new people to him - I hope so, I've seen it referred to on other forums as 'the Shrek song' :roll:
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby shadowsonthewood » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:59 pm

It'll probably bring more people to Jeff Buckley, if anything. It was his version that was a download hit recently.
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby ScottM » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:54 pm

Not sure about the irreverent treatment of our hero in the article linked (below). I would not have been surprised by such remarks in some other areas of the UK press, but surely not the Guardian.
However, I agree with the previous post that if the release of this new version attracts some positive attention, in the future, to LCs music, and helps spread the word then it might just be worthwhile.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl ... hallelujah

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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby Mollydog » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:02 pm

"LEONARD COHEN'S 'HALLELUJAH' HEADING FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE"

http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/leonard_cohen/news/12504
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:04 am

Mollydog wrote:"LEONARD COHEN'S 'HALLELUJAH' HEADING FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE"

http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/leonard_cohen/news/12504

If only it was his version though - Simon Cowell will suck the soul from it :cry:
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby MarieM » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:06 am

If only it was his version though - Simon Cowell will suck the soul from it
Well, we have a preview. Simon Cowell created Il Divo and they have a version of the song on their latest album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JDmZWYDa6w
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:23 am

Megan2c2b wrote:
If only it was his version though - Simon Cowell will suck the soul from it
Well, we have a preview. Simon Cowell created Il Divo and they have a version of the song on their latest album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JDmZWYDa6w
ouch! :shock: Not a fan of 'popera' at the best of times, but that was awful. This does not bode well.
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby Lindaj » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:11 pm

Just hope Diana Vickers wins, she has an amazing voice and I think would do a good version as long as they keep it raw and don't over produce it. She actually sang a verse in the auditions and was good.
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby osmachar » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:51 pm

somewhat_nifty wrote:
Megan2c2b wrote:
If only it was his version though - Simon Cowell will suck the soul from it
Well, we have a preview. Simon Cowell created Il Divo and they have a version of the song on their latest album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JDmZWYDa6w
ouch! :shock: Not a fan of 'popera' at the best of times, but that was awful. This does not bode well.
Don't think they're any worse than Wainright etc.
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby mydoglorca » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:32 pm

That was dire. One of the worst I've heard.
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Re: Hallelujah to be winner's song on UK X-Factor

Postby NickShears » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:14 am

On the Word Magazine's website:
http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/content/c ... action-now
People debating one person's suggestion that everyone download Leonard's version so that THAT goes to number 1 instead!

If you're not familiar with it, The Word is a very fine magazine for music fans, especially those of us over "a certain age".

I subscribe, despite living on the other side of the planet.

Their weekly free podcast, which is on iTunes, last week included praiseful discussion of last week's London concert.

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Hallelujah to be UK Xmas No. 1 – Good thing or bad thing?

Postby dharma » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:22 pm

Yep, the winner of this year's The X Factor will be singing Hallelujah and is almost certain to be No.1 in the UK this Christmas.

Part of me loves the idea of a LC song topping the charts, but part of me is also cringing big time because The X Factor version will represent everything I hate about manufactured pop music.

What do you guys think?
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