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I feel like Ben would be an even less memorable winner than Matt Cardle. sigh...
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.rickey.org/x-factor-uk-semifinal-results-12062014-recap-video/273850/
this post is pretty mean-spirited. just saying. Its Christmas, no need to spread that type of negativity around.
1 week, 6 days ago on Mariah Carey Isolated Vocal Track from Painful Rockefeller Performance Surfaces (VIDEO)
best performance i've seen all year from any "voice" or "x factor" or "idol" contestant. chills chills chills.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Matt McAndrew sings ‘The Blower’s Daughter’ (VIDEO)
i actually REALLY enjoyed this performance. it was so ...different. how many guys have covered this song on a reality show? and when he first hit that note in the main chorus going from "on for tonight" to "I want to..", i got chills.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Andrea Faustini sings ‘Chandelier’ on The X Factor UK 2014 (VIDEO)
BY FAR the best of the entire season. to put a fresh spin on this classic song and do it impeccably, WOW. he made the others look like amateurs tonight! getting this on itunes!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Craig Wayne Boyd sings ‘I Walk the Line’ (VIDEO)
I held way too much hope for this episode. On paper, a caryl episode sounded awesome to me, focusing on my two favorite characters. However, their interaction in this episode was so...mundane. I didn't get much out of it and certainly didn't learn anytyhing new. I got more out of them in the season premiere with their 2 second hug than I did throughout this entire episode. They should have just kept the last 5 minutes, and tacked that onto next week's episode as the setup. Sorry to be a negative nancy!
1 month ago on The Walking Dead – Recap: The Carol-Daryl Power Hour
sorry to disagree, i just found this painful to listen to. very slow, overcooked, and lacking a connection. could be that i'm just tired of hearing covers for this song though.
1 month ago on Jennifer Hudson and Jessie J Cover ‘Titanium’ (VIDEO)
i am surprised this early frontrunner went out this soon. I didn't think he would make it to the finals, but certainly thought he would place better than 9th! I guess mel can focus all her attention on Andrea now....and hopefully that will be a good thing.
1 month, 1 week ago on The X Factor UK Live Show 5 Results for 11/09/2014 (Recap + Video)
CHILLS CHILLS CHILLS. replay x 2190832109839021839
1 month, 1 week ago on Andrea Faustini sings ‘Somebody to Love’ on The X Factor UK 2014 (VIDEO)
i wish he did circle of life. haha
but yes, he did great as usual, just waiting for a great upbeat song that would cement his place as the winner. Sam Bailey, Dami Im, all these big voice-winners all had a good mixture of song types; he needs to follow suit.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Andrea Faustini sings ‘Listen’ on The X Factor UK 2014 (VIDEO)
OMG looks like a COMPLETELY different person. even the eyebrows!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Renee Zellweger reveals new face at Elle Women in Hollywood Awards (PHOTO)
"it’s a statement that explains why Rick is so untrustworthy, and why he holds potential additions to their group to a higher standard."
I don't think Rick is untrustworthy at all, actually. I think he is perhaps the most trustworthy person in the group, but that he is not keen on trusting anyone outside his circle.
"This blunt development with Rick is in contrast to the subtler development with Bob."
I also don't believe this harshness Rick is exhibiting is anything new to his character. He definitely became more cold and calculating before this, probably back to when Lori died. While we have seen lighter moments with him, such as him being reunited with Judith, I do believe his character has mostly stayed pretty dour and harsh, traits he feels are necessary to ensure the survival of him and his group.
Just my two cents.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Walking Dead – Recap: You Are Not Safe
the backing track with the beats totally ruined this performance.
his vocal alone would have given me chills, i wish I could have stripped the track down. oh well.
2 months ago on Andrea Faustini sings ‘One Moment In Time’ on The X Factor UK 2014 (VIDEO)
I'd like to fast forward to the top 4 please. Andrea, Lauren, Fleur, Paul.
2 months ago on The X Factor UK Live Show 1 Results for 10/12/2014 (Recap + Video)
Andrea. Andrea. Andrea.
I should have fast-forwarded the entire show and skipped straight to his performance. Instead, I sat through it all, but it only served to separate his performance even more from everyone else.
He's the "dami im" of this competition. the incredibly nice, sometimes awkward, but always passionate singer with the best set of pipes this competition has seen.
I'm rooting for him all the way to that finish line, my cute little italian bear.
2 months, 1 week ago on The X Factor UK 2014 – Recap: The Sweet Sixteen Take the Stage (VIDEO)
i was in SHOCK at what was going down at the judge's table. the comments from dannii weren't just catty, they were downright irrelevant and stupid. you could tell that reigan was visibly shaken and about to turn into a blubbery mess when she scurried off the stage. this is the one downside to having mentors, it becomes such a game of egos between each of them. Whether this turns into pity votes for Reigan, I would certainly not hold it against her.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Reigan Derry sings ‘Creep’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
i'm definitely not a Dean fan, but this performance made all the hairs on my neck stand up. it literally felt like he was crying through his singing. really great.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dean Ray sings ‘Crying’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
my fav of today's auditions!! love his humbleness and likeability, and also his parents reaction after his performance was the cherry on top
3 months ago on Andrea Faustini sings ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ on The X Factor UK 2014 (VIDEO)
@Klope62 i know eh. her whole part during her solo performance was so off and flat . like she was heaving or something.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J open 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)
@NickRoman1 @rockers recap is great as always ;)
4 months ago on Rising Star – Live Blog and Recap – Top 6 Perform, 3 Eliminated
"Unfortunately for Joshua, he comes JUST ONE PERCENT shy of raising the Wall!"
didn't josh need at least 75% to beat dana? and even with Luda's 1% wouldnt that give him only 73%? I missed the show so i'm not sure if i didn't catch the details.
she has only had two strong performances. her audition and her bootcamp performance. she has not lived up to any of the expectations she built from those performances. Im not sure whether its nerves, or just not being ready for the show in general, but I do not see her as a contender for the title.
4 months ago on Marlisa Punzalan sings ‘Paparazzi’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
her vocals and performance ability are still in a whole different league than the rest of the competition.
4 months ago on Reigan Derry sings ‘Toxic’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
I feel like you reporting this only helps them achieve what they want, sensationalism and attention . I wouldn't have even known about it unless u had reported it. And I honestly don't know what purpose this serves other than to stir up a response to people who don't deserve one ? Sorry Rickey but this story just shouldn't even be on here.
4 months ago on Westboro Baptist Church calls Robin Williams funeral a ‘carcass worship fest’
for me, she was in a league above everyone else tonight. the confidence and poise mixed with on-point vocals. a definite final 2 frontrunner.
4 months, 1 week ago on Reigan Derry sings ‘Unconditionally’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
Great recap nick! I honestly don't know how you manage to provide such detailed recaps for every single show you recap, whether it's AGT, X factor Australia, or even scripted shows you recap. Don't think your thoroughness, insight, and well thought out writing on this site goes unnoticed! your readers greatly appreciate it :D :D
4 months, 1 week ago on America’s Got Talent Results for 08/06/2014 (Recap + Video)
gahh...too much WTF'ery goin on here! Caitlyn?! boy band?! and no paris inc in the wildcard (not that it matters since alice is going to get it anyways).
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The X Factor Australia 2014 Top 12 Finalists Revealed (VIDEO)
loved him! finally proving he's not just a pretty boy anymore
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Jesse Teinaki sings ‘Riptide’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
were there any eliminations that surprised you nick? I think overall the choices made were good, in terms of keeping all the front runners in it (reigan, paris inc, marlisa, etc). As usual, nat picked all the pretty boys.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Which Singers Advanced to the Top 24 on The X Factor Australia 2014? (VIDEO)
I like her but I just feel like I dont know where to place her. Does she do country ballads? pop ballads? She's got a beautiful voice but I just feel like i need something raw from her.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Emily West sings ‘Chandelier’ on America’s Got Talent 2014 (VIDEO)
i like her lower to middle range better. towards the end of that it got really screechy and her voice thinned out a lot. However, she's definitely an audience and judge favorite, I see her making the live shows.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rochelle Pitt sings ‘Addicted to You’ on The X Factor Australia 2014 (VIDEO)
@JeffCleofe I assume he meant mary and justin were the first 2 filipino front runners cut and accidentally included julia as the third. Wu is a chinese last name and she most def looks chinese.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Which Singers Went Home on The X Factor Australia 2014 Boot Camp? (VIDEO)
NOO NOT RACHEL.
ps i know you liked sydnee more than her, nick, but I honestly thought Rachel was going to make it to the lives at least. Ronan even stood on the table for her! I remember bella ferraro having a similar standout audition but then bungling up bootcamp and making it to the live shows just based off how good her audition was. No such luck for Rachel. *sigh*
What happened to his so called "retirement" huh. What a doofus.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Justin Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper – Confident – Official Video
NO TOM HANKS!?! for anyone who has seen Captain Phillips, Hank's final scene with the doctor deserves his oscar win ALONE. ahhhhhh
11 months ago on Oscars 2014 – 86th Academy Award Nominations – Full List
great choices for the nominations! Although I have to say Oprah isn't getting that much buzz now is she? Was she even in the golden globes? I hope you do another section about which of the nominees you think will win/should win! (although I guess this will also be dependent upon how many of them you've actually watched haha) thanks for taking the time to put blurbs on ALL the categories, even the less popular ones. :)
11 months ago on Rickey.org’s 86th Academy Award Nomination Predictions
the only bubblegum pop fun act on this show is gone. guhhhhhhhhhh
1 year, 1 month ago on The X Factor USA – Results, Recap and Live Blog – Top 12 – 11/14/2013
if caroline/jacquie are the top of the pack for the girls, this guy is definitely leading the boys. might just be his squinty eyes, but I definitely felt him on this song (overused though it may be).
1 year, 1 month ago on Matthew Schuler – Hallelujah – The Voice 5 – Video MP3
great recap as always nick.
i totally agree with hannah's negative vibes contributing to (ongoing) lack of popularity/likeability.
girl looks like she's getting beaten down by life everyday, and wants everyone to know it.
1 year, 1 month ago on The X Factor UK – Recap and Results – Live Show 5 – 11/10/2013
why are simon/demi so against him?! he is definitely more american idol material but I love his humble sensibility and clear strong vocals.
1 year, 1 month ago on Tim Olstad – Always – The X Factor – Video
this was the best of her 3 performances! the passion in her voice. what a great way to end the season
1 year, 1 month ago on Dami Im – And I’m Telling You (I’m Not Going) – The X Factor Australia Grand Final 2013 – Video
Even though i'm a dami fan, this song might have given him the win. it has a catchy hook, and is definitely perfect for the tween crowd. Something I could envision Bieber singing during his "baby" era.
1 year, 1 month ago on Jai Waetford – Your Eyes – The X Factor Australia Grand Final 2013 – Video
"Perry stated an antidote..."
I'm not a spellcheck freak but c'mon...how is that sentence even close to "she told an anecdote".
1 year, 1 month ago on Katy Perry Has Locks of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift’s Hair
sorry but this article was really difficult to read... which is odd since editing is not usually a problem on this site...
1 year, 2 months ago on Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – Timber – MP3 Listen
thanks for recapping this nick!!! i always enjoy your recaps, good to hear insight from a masters degree hehe
1 year, 2 months ago on The X Factor USA – The Four-Chair Challenge Round #2 – Recap and Live Blog – 10/03/2013
@SammyIAM ladies first. take your thoroughly unappealing and unfunny profile picture with you too. =)
1 year, 6 months ago on Adam Levine responds to outcry over “I hate this country” comment [UPDATE]
Typical. This guy is attacking yet another author on this site and telling them how to do their job. Nick, I think it's pretty obvious that he thinks his way and his opinion ranks high above all. This snarky attitude is just a reflection of the type of person he is in real life; I won't degrade myself to name calling or pathetic perjoratives that he most likely is accustomed to. Stick with your words nick.
@Rickey @rockers I mention the voice ratings because you always highlight their #1 spot in the ratings. You invite the comparison and Trey made an entirely valid point about reality shows being on a downward trend of ratings.
They are fine? then why does every time you post about ratings, you mention how every single episode of Idol/Dwts/TheVoice has come down in ratings from the last season, or the last year, etc etc.
Trey made a very simple point. Reality competitions are on a slide. According to your own articles and posts about ratings in comparison to their past seasons, he is absolutely correct.
1 year, 6 months ago on Dancing with the Stars to get ‘radical makeover’, changes coming to judges table – Report
you hit the nail on the head.
Its not JUST about each specific show's decline in ratings. Whether people keep talking about idol's tanking ratings, or this show's, it really is just REALITY shows in general. The Voice may be number 1 but it still isn't pulling in as high numbers as last season. Changing the formula to your show won't necessarily bring in viewers. Like you said, those days are long gone.
1 year, 7 months ago on Justin Bieber – Milestone Award Acceptance Speech – 2013 Billboard Music Awards