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the one show

Post by Yorkshire Lad » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:36 pm

I have just watched Alexandra Burke ( does anyone remember her )on BBC's The one show rambling on about how upset she was when she first heard that she would have to sing Hallelujah in the XFactor final and " wept buckets of tears" before she had this amazing idea of "Witneying " it up a bit to make it acceptable . Needless to say our new television is on order the old one will not work now it has a brick through the screen
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Re: the one show

Post by Maarten » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:53 pm

liptrot wrote:Needless to say our new television is on order the old one will not work now it has a brick through the screen
:)

If you want me to send you some funds to pay for the brick, just send me a pm ;-)

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Re: the one show

Post by Womanfromaroom » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:59 pm

Personally, as an environmentally conscious person, I am all for recycling. So how about re-using that brick - and flinging it through Alexandra Burke's living-room window?! I will gladly pay for the damage afterwards, but of course, I will also accept some extra funds, Maarten, if you want to support me there...
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Re: the one show

Post by Yorkshire Lad » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:12 pm

I would love to recycle the brick but unfortunately it's "lost in that hopeless little screen "
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Re: the one show

Post by Womanfromaroom » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:21 pm

Ok, let us be bold then: Let us build a catapult and hurl brick, screen and television altogether... Might also qualify beautifully as an act of performance art, the underlying message obviously being media criticism!
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Post by Yorkshire Lad » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:55 pm

I don't think the recipient of the afore mentioned goods would know much about " performance" or " art" but I am off to my garden shed with hammer and nails anyway
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Re: the one show

Post by Womanfromaroom » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:13 am

"She may not know a thing 'bout art, but maybe she'll take this to heart - to leave alone that great song 'Hallelujah''"! So, go ahead, liptrot...
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Post by mnkyface » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:36 am

liptrot wrote:when she first heard that she would have to sing Hallelujah in the XFactor final and " wept buckets of tears" before she had this amazing idea of "Witneying " it up a bit to make it acceptable .
I just threw up a little.
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Post by slapperoonie » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:02 am

I weep buckets every time I think of her murdering that beautiful song... *sigh* :roll:
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Re: the one show

Post by Parsifal » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:22 am

I've yet to hear her version. I count myself a very fortunate man.
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Re: the one show

Post by somewhat_nifty » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:02 pm

It was bad enough hearing her wreck the song last Christmas without having her trashing it now :( Parsifal, you are indeed a lucky person not to have heard it - I sat though all three terrible versions on the X Factor final before vowing to avoid the winning song for ever more - luckily since then I've not heard more than the opening bars before swiftly changing radio stations, or even exiting the room :lol:

And she shouldn't pretend that she did anything other than sing it exactly like the Prince of Darkness (Simon Cowell) told her to...
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Re: the one show

Post by lightasabreeze » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:26 pm

How did the interviewer reply when she make that stupid remark?. Glad I did not see it. Only ever heard her version once anyway and did not like what she did with it.
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Re: the one show

Post by hydriot » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Why on earth are we even bothering to talk about Alexandra Burke?
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Re: the one show

Post by Neophyte » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:25 pm

Alexandra who??
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Re: the one show

Post by Yorkshire Lad » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:14 pm

hydriot wrote:Why on earth are we even bothering to talk about Alexandra Burke?
Absolutely right ! As I was the one who gave her the attention on the forum that she thoroughly does not deserve I think it is only fitting that I bring this thread to an end . Subject closed !
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