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#501 cat123

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

Very odd scheduling indeed.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:33 AM

The format probably favours those that do cabarets/corporate events over those that do shows for the bulk of their work, depending how many song choices are already in their rep obviously.

If there are any genuine amateurs in the final group I'd be surprised.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

It will be hard still, especially as you get towards Thursday and Friday to drag up the songs they rehersed. This will really challenge their short and long term memories as it's new songs and learning lyrics and the songs may not even suit them. If they knew and liked the song before they will remember it easier and quicker.

However I don't think this really depicts how they will cope on tour as each night they would be performing the same songs over and over so they wouldn't have the pressure of one day to reherse a new song and nail it plus they will be singing a lot more on tour so their stamina would need to be higher if anything else to last as long but then they wouldn't have to do what they are doing on a daily basis for this show.

#504 DanielWhit

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:46 AM

If anything, this format is more suited to a traditional 8 shows a week set-up, the tour is much more "relaxed" (for want of a better word) in scheduling.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

View Postjaqs, on 12 July 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:

The format probably favours those that do cabarets/corporate events over those that do shows for the bulk of their work, depending how many song choices are already in their rep obviously.

If there are any genuine amateurs in the final group I'd be surprised.
Genuine amateur Jesus's  -  now there's a thought

#506 Annasette

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

View Postfreckles, on 12 July 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

But they only have to sing one or two songs, they have had weeks to rehearse since the auditions, is it really any harder than performing night after night as the lead in a musical or "arena concert"? Good test of character & stamina I'd have thought.

Yes, the scheduling is not what we are used to but it will be interesting to see how the format works.

Yes, it is a very, very different thing to have to prepare and perform a different song (and/or songs) every night, than it is to have to just do the next night's performance in a fully rehearsed show. The onus is on the contestants to have to try to make each performance the best they've ever done. And given the assumed quality of the finalists, that would have made for something really special to hear. But this condensed approach just isn't condusive to that. Instead, performances will be limited to the best they can manage in the circumstances, which is a long way from ideal. The circumstances will, however, obviously favour the most experienced.

And as stated above, this Arena tour is indeed hugely more "relaxed" than a standard stage show would be. There aren't to be performances every night on that. I still think there's every likelihood a West End revival will follow, though, which would be much tougher. There is no chance that anyone could/should be expected to do all performances in respect of that (it would be disgracefully and recklessly.irresponsibly). JCS has put too many people in hospital before.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostAnnasette, on 12 July 2012 - 12:29 PM, said:

Yes, it is a very, very different thing to have to prepare and perform a different song in a day, than it is to have to just do the next night's performance in a fully rehearsed show. And this condensed approach really isn't condusive to getting the best possible performances.


But they don't have to learn it in a day; they have had 2 or 3 months. Yes, they will have to block the TV show, but they have been rehearsing that all this week as well (although it will be presented as terribly pressured.)

#508 Annasette

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

View Postfreckles, on 12 July 2012 - 12:35 PM, said:

But they don't have to learn it in a day; they have had 2 or 3 months. Yes, they will have to block the TV show, but they have been rehearsing that all this week as well (although it will be presented as terribly pressured.)

"They won't have had to learn "IT" for heaven's sake!!!! Choices for individual singers aren't likely to have been fully fixed in advance, so they will all have to learn most of the songs on an extensive song list in the hope that they will be staying in the competition. And that song list will be a lot longer than the specific number of performances, to provide alternatives as well. It is a huge ask. And they are all going to be supposed to be primed to the max to be able to give their ultimate performance of every single one effectively on demand!

And... "although it will be presented as terribly pressured"..!!! What !!   It undoubtedly WILL BE terribly pressured!

#509 freckles

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

All right, calm down.

You are making a lot of assumptions there.

#510 Annasette

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

No. I was just responding to the demonstration of understanding of a peanut.




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