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Lots of fake drama like always.

But there was one guy that I liked tonight.

His name was Vino Alan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1QlCwXpM5M

He's like the complete opposite of what record companies are looking for.

He looks like he just walked out of prison. I swear. Brittany Spears and the

other judges looked so terrifed that they might've wanted to call the police.

But you can't always judge a book by it's cover.

His singing voice reminds me a little of Tom Waits.

Also, for some reason, the "Wonder Years" theme song

popped in my head when I heard him sing.

Do you think it's possible for someone with no image or polish to make it far on X-Factor?

Of course, I'm guessing no. But I could definitely see this guy singing some good sorrowful war songs.

He's got this unique gritty dirty voice that you don't hear very often.

At 39, he's over the hill (as far as record companies are concerned), but

when he mentioned that he sings at military concerts and events, I could

definitely see that.

The funny thing about this episode of X-Factor is that someone said "why is that the

good looking people never sing well?". And I'd say the "ugly" singers fare much better

tonight.

What are some singers that you like, but would probably never see the light

of day, due to the way they are judged by first impressions?

They don't have to be famous and can include "ugly" singers.

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I heard him sing last night and as soon as I heard the first note I knew I was gonna like him. He's right in my vocal preference. I said to my wife that I'm gonna have to learn that song. :D

That and "Bring It on Home To Me" by Sam Cooke that woman "Panda" sang. Wow on both counts.

I also love Joe Cockers version of "With a Little Help From My Friends" (the Theme From Wonder Years) and have my own recording posted here somewhere. :)

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Lots of fake drama like always.

But there was one guy that I liked tonight.

His name was Vino Alan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqATN7w7-fw

He's like the complete opposite of what record companies are looking for.

He looks like he just walked out of prison. I swear. Brittany Spears and the

other judges looked so terrifed that they might've wanted to call the police.

But you can't always judge a book by it's cover.

His singing voice reminds me a little of Tom Waits.

Also, for some reason, the "Wonder Years" theme song

popped in my head when I heard him sing.

Do you think it's possible for someone with no image or polish to make it far on X-Factor?

Of course, I'm guessing no. But I could definitely see this guy singing some good sorrowful war songs.

He's got this unique gritty dirty voice that you don't hear very often.

At 39, he's over the hill (as far as record companies are concerned), but

when he mentioned that he sings at military concerts and events, I could

definitely see that.

The funny thing about this episode of X-Factor is that someone said "why is that the

good looking people never sing well?". And I'd say the "ugly" singers fare much better

tonight.

What are some singers that you like, but would probably never see the light

of day, due to the way they are judged by first impressions?

They don't have to be famous and can include "ugly" singers.

cham, i wouldn't doubt if the whole thing before he sang was scripted.

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I believe allot of that show is scripted also. Did you see the girl who started singing Unchained Melody and was stopped and made to change songs? C'mon now...that was all a show.

What I don't understand is the poor singers like that kid that stole the mic and ran off then got arrested. He couldn't sing for crap and everyone knew it. So how did he get there? It isn't a show like American Idol where you can just get on line for an audition right off the street. I believe for X-Factor you have to send in a video first and get picked. I believe it is a process even before you ever get to the stage. So they would have known he sucked and he wouldn't have been there. Script!!!

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I would bet every hair on my head it was.

Every season of every show of this ilk has the "unexpected underdog" singer.

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Yeah, sadly, you're both probably right.

It's probably all scripted. You can always tell when a show is scripted by the bad acting.

Anyway, I was thinking Vino also reminds me of the guy (Everlast) from the rap group "House of Pain", who resurfaced years later and sang "What's It Like".

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