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Is anyone watching this show?

I have been following it (I know, I'm addicted to these things a little bit!! *cough* ). Last night was the first eviction (after three days!!) - I was sorry to see Audley go. He seemed like a nice guy...

I really like Peter and Alex. Peter is great but maybe a little bit 'Britpop'? A little bit Damon Albarn/Jarvis Cocker... (Not that this is such a bad thing!! ) I love the energy he brings to his performances... (I agree with the teachers here!!) Alex is fantastic - I love her voice and I think she's quite an 'individual'. I'd love her to go as far as possible and I think she did so well to come back after the microphone problems she had last night...

And the judges - sometimes I think they are too mean!! Don't get me started on their 'meanness' sometimes... Is 'meanness' a word? lol.. *looking for dictionary*

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I don't see the appeal of Fame Academy. It tries to combine the brilliance of Big Brother and Pop Idol, and fails miserably.

Pop Idol succeeds because you see them whittling down the field from 20,000 contestants to 10, and finally to 1, which gives you the chance to see some of the 19,990 people (some of whom are talented, some of whom aren't) who didn't make it. 19,990 broken hearts? Now that's good TV. On Fame Academy, however, you just start off with 12 (or however many) people, all of whom are talented singers/performers, with no background information on the 12 and how they were selected. There is no real incentive to keep watching them each week. The BBC cocked up again by trying to imitate other peoples' successful shows. Just look at the TV ratings.
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I really love that kind of shows too, in wich chanel it is broadcoast ?

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Thanks, and it' s every fridays at 8 pm ?

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No, Wednesdays & Saturdays, but I don;t know the times, check www.bbc.co.uk/fameacademy or www.bbc.co.uk/whatson for scheduling
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I don't see the appeal of Fame Academy. It tries to combine the brilliance of Big Brother and Pop Idol, and fails miserably.

Pop Idol succeeds because you see them whittling down the field from 20,000 contestants to 10, and finally to 1, which gives you the chance to see some of the 19,990 people (some of whom are talented, some of whom aren't) who didn't make it. 19,990 broken hearts? Now that's good TV. On Fame Academy, however, you just start off with 12 (or however many) people, all of whom are talented singers/performers, with no background information on the 12 and how they were selected. There is no real incentive to keep watching them each week. The BBC cocked up again by trying to imitate other peoples' successful shows. Just look at the TV ratings.
I see what you mean... I didn't really see the last show that much (I used to watch the Friday night expulsion on return from the gym) and I wish I'd seen more of it!! I like the fact that the students are 'encouraged' to improve with the songwriting and dance classes etc. I think it's a better environment than the other reality shows...

but...

(There's a but!!)

I hate to 'moan' but I thought having an expulsion after three days was really too harsh!! And someone else is going to go on Wednesday... I think this is very much taking off Pop Idol and the other reality shows. Like, who cares about the people who gave absolutely everything to 'make it' into the Academy? As long as we get the money and the good ratings... I think the format last year was better from what I remember... (I still feel guilty for watching this sort of thing sometimes as I think it's a little 'cruel'!! But I guess I have to 'toughen up' like the students... Is SOMEONE making excuses for herself? )

* I didn't think "Big Brother" was good this year either
** I can't STAND Simon Cowell!! *growl*
*** Good luck to my faves, Peter and Alex!!

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Oh i love Alex too such a great and emotional performer.

Totally disagree about Peter he just screames he doesn't sing a note whenever he sings!Can't stand him!

I don't like the new way they do it it looks like they wont do A grade student or on probation just a vote every week which is stupid!

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You get a Grade A post from me, Monica_Rules (well, apart from the Peter bit but I can be nice, unlike those mean teachers, and overlook that!! ). I'm pleased you like Alex - I REALLY want her to do well!! But I fear for her - the voters tend to go for the males who are maybe 'less challenging'? Hmmmm... (Prove me wrong please, Great British Public!! Goooo Alex!! )

Since Lorna sang "What's Up" yesterday I've had it in my head... I think I like my fellow '-na' woman!!

And Monica_Rules, did you see that James is from Wales? (I think he's from Cardiff but now lives in London... )


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Didn't know that!

I thought Lorna was great last night she made her voice sound really good.

I fear for Alex too i hope she goes really far though.
I think Nik will win cos hes quite good and the kind that the 'girls' will vote for.(David Sneddon)

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i was waiting for a thread hehe
Alex is my fave.by miles
also like Peter though he's fun to watch

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I was able to watch the first Fame Academy on BBC prime....and so what happened to the career of David after he won the title likewise with Sinead and Lemar????? Anyone who has the answer????
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Monica_Rules, I hear that James is from Bargoed...

Jonathan, I saw "Pop Idol" too!! I taped it to watch after "Fame Academy" (yes, I love these shows *siiigh* ). Louise was in the bottom three in FA this week but was saved by the teachers!! Whaaat? Whoooooo said 'shallow'? *cupping my ear* She is beautiful with very nice cheekbones... With "Pop Idol"? (I'm more into FA at the moment... But I forgive you!! ) I couldn't believe that man who sang "Eye of the Tiger" either!! Awww... I mean, did he do it in a serious way? Was he the man with the maths degree? And that girl from Liverpool - wow!! She was LOOOOOOUD...

kitty - I love this show... Can you tell?

sunnysideup - David Sneddon had a number one single in this country ("Stop Living The Lie") and I think his album went to number one... He has a new single coming out and I think it's a bit 'rocky'!! Sinéad Quinn had a big hit single with "I Can't Break Down" but since then she hasn't been doing so well in the charts (her album entered the UK charts at number 48). Lemar has a single out and it's getting a lot of airplay - it looks like it will be a 'big' single!! Ainslie had a single out earlier in the year and Malachi had an album - I don't know about the others from last year...

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I realise what the title of this thread is (sorry Princess Fiona! ) but omg Jonathan the Eye of the Tiger guy was sooo funny! I couldn't stop laughing hehe. Ugh I hate it when people suck up to Simon Cowell why? (do we have a pop idol thread? ) shallow Jonathan? Hehe I think you know just aswell as I do that I can be too

anyway....yes I saw a little of Fame Academy I think it was the one where Lorna got through. She was good and expected her to go through





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