Our Sexy Voice compo is now closed, and since the Baggage is dead, we will not be running any more competitions. But since we had literally hundreds of entries, we thought we'd share some of the best ones with you. We asked you to tell us who has the sexiest voice in pop, where the 'sexy voice' compo should be held, and what the prize should be. Here's just a few of our favourites...
Sean Martin thinks that Barry White has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at the London Palladium, with a prize of a mouth shaped trophy with a small heart inside.
Nicholas Fay thinks that Kelly from the Stereophonics has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at St Pauls Cathedral (right into the dome), with a prize of a lovely silver cup full of throat sweets.
Kiyomi Salom thinks that Gavin Rossdale has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Maui, Hawaii, with a prize of freedom to roam the Kindom of Saudia Arabia's Palace.
Ned Beauman thinks that Gwen Stefani has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at a bouncy castle floating in a ninety-foot wine glass, with a prize of a huge frog on which they could bounce around.
Iain Ronald thinks that Jarvis Cocker has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at the Millenium Dome, with a prize of a free lifetime supply of air.
Alan Parley thinks that Fat Les has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at The Royal British Legion - Dundee Branch, with a prize of an assortment of shell fish served raw.
Davey Baron thinks that Matt Munro has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at a phone box on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, with a prize of french kissing a mitten crab.
Thomas Redmond thinks that Bono has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Camden Jazz Bar, with a prize of a kind of trophy made out of brass lips.
Liz Shedd thinks that Otis Redding has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held in her bathtub, with a prize of Dave Gahan's beard.
Craig Lloyd thinks that Stuart Staples from The Tindersticks has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, with a prize of freedom of the city somewhere in Rutland.
Sam McCrindle thinks that Bonnie Tyler has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at London Hilton, with a prize of a Golden Tongue Award.
James H thinks that Craig Cakes has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Richmond Library, with a prize of a slap.
Tom Tolkien thinks that Sheryl Crow has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Obergurgl, Austria, with a prize of 12 Mr Men Cheese Slices.
Isobel Anderson thinks that Serge Gainsborough has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at a bus stop, with a prize of a bag of chips.
Emma Payne thinks that Cliff Richard has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at her Grannies' flower arranging club, with a prize of a special bouquet.
Andrew Westley thinks that Tina Turner has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Buxton Opera House, with a prize of a bag of bread to feed the ducks with.
Robyn Bray thinks that John Lennon has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at a secret location (such as her place) far away from Yoko, 20 years ago, with a prize of her special cheese on toast and a box of throat lozenges to keep the voice in good working order.
William Gordon thinks that Beth Orton has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held in Dublin, with a prize of a finger of fudge.
Jessie Downie thinks that Meatloaf has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at The Albert Hall, London, with a prize of a very big gold trophy like an oscar for singing.
Miss V Conlan also thinks that Meatloaf has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at the big gothic castle he did "Anything for love" in, with a prize of ...a meatloaf.
Mike Danford thinks that Bjork has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Smith & Robinsons Pork Butchers, Knaresborough, with a prize of £500 worth of pork & pork based pastries.
Lukey Ciccone thinks that he has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at his house, with a prize of a goldfish, like at the fair.
Judith Eccles thinks that Eddie Vedder has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Grimsby, with a prize of a bucket of herrings.
Louise Costelloe-Ward thinks that Kelly Jones has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held at Cardiff Millennium Stadium, with a prize of a silly statue.
Melanie McClintock thinks that Neil Diamond has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held in her shower, with a prize of a real swell pair of shoes.
But the winner of our competition is definitely Anne, who thinks that Dan from Silverchair has the sexiest voice, and that the compo should be held in a dark suspicious cave, with a prize of absolutely nothing, as whoever has the sexiest voice has everything. Words that wise deserve a prize. Well done, Anne!
Our Depeche Mode "Dave Gahan's Celebrity Beard Challenge" competition is now closed, and the winner was Angela Cowley who chose to KMFDM by "physical torture with kitchen utensils". The winning beard was beard number 4, which isn't very imaginative, as Dave's had that beard for years anyway.
We also asked you to complete the following tie-breaker:
"Apparently, there's an Industrial band, called KMFDM, which stands for Kill Motherf***ing Depeche Mode. If YOU were to kill motherf***ing Depeche Mode, how would you go about it?"
What was scary was not the level of gruesome imagination in your answers, but the fact that so many of you had such a personal grudge against Depeche Mode. Oh, and we know KMFDM doesn't REALLY stand for that, because we're CLEVER, so stop telling us. Here's some of the best entries:
I would KMFDM by skinning them alive and letting them suffer. They would have to suffer or what would be the point? Callie Mizell
I would KMFDM by making them record a duet with the Danish girl who sings "Barbie Girl". I bet they would prefer suicide... Sandra Marques
I would KMFDM by hiring a human suicide bomber to strap himself to the bottom of their tour bus in a Cape Fear DeNiro-esque fashion. Once there I would tell him to push the button just as the bus rolls into the stadium, hopefully taking a few fans in the process... James Cuff
I would KMFDM by stuffing dead rats down their throats and then super gluing all breathing orifices shut. Ahoy!... Beatrice
I would KMFDM by placing small turnips inside their sandals, boiling them in olive oil and serve them up with a creamy cheese sauce and a good red wine... Tony Noon
I would KMFDM by lacing their hair gel with crop spray... Chris McEvoy
I would KMFDM by sending them all to Disneyland with rose coloured glasses and lots and lots of sugared goodies. The overwhelming giddiness, or the effort to suppress such giddiness and overload of cartoon happiness would be sure to send the DM guys melting into the "It's a small world after all" tour boat... Ian Richards
I would KMFDM by re-releasing their old songs... Mr A.J.Munro
I would KMFDM by making them listen to KMFDM at a very, very high volume... Roger Taylor
I would KMFDM by smashing their broken cd's over their heads or some other silly nonsense... Cecilia
I would KMFDM by having the genral public goose step over their bodies... Pete Kims Kim
I would KMFDM by feeding them poisoned chocolate cupcakes... Shaari
I would KMFDM by pulling on their nutsacks until they ripped open to show a naked cavity of blood and pus then I would use a pair of hedge clippers and cut the bejeasus out of their groin... Michael James
I would KMFDM by locking them in a room and making them listen to hours upon hours of KMFDM. If KMFDM can't KMFDM like they say they can, then IBB. The only other way would be to HTDASTWALG... Andrew Doran
I would KMFDM by burying them in a mound of prickly roses... aka the Violator release... S Harter
I would KMFDM by making them each ball up into the foetal position after coating them with industrial strength, synthetic adhesive (thereby causing individual body parts to adhere to others) ...then after anointing each band member with hallucinogenic honey, I would gives them each a convulsive drug while simultaneously releasing fire ants onto their heads... Lazlo Grey
I would KMFDM by forcing them to starve to death. Lock them in a room and deprive them of all nutrition until they come up with an uptempo, lighthearted tune that can hit the dancefloors without the intersession of some overpaid ex-DJ with a sampler and a smidgen of understanding as to what makes a crowd dance... John Boyle
I would KMFDM by blasting them into oblivion by tieing them to a 10,000 watt music system playing "Never let me down"... Philippe Verstraeten
I would KMFDM by Bullshit, that's ridiculous...it stands for No Pity for the Majority in German... ask around... (Yes, we KNOW. It was a joke.) Xay
I would KMFDM by stringing 'em up by the bollocks over a vat of molten steel, and slowly lowering them in so that the entire process takes three weeks. And all this time, a permantly looped tape of "Japanese Noise Music's Greatest Hits" plays at full volume. What a bastard I am... Andy Cranston
I would KMFDM by forcing them to listen to the Underworld remix of "Barrel of a Gun" until it killed them. (Err, it's not very good)... Andrew Abel
I would KMFDM by forcing them to listen to "People are People" backwards to forwards for 3 years or until Vince Clarke magically appears in skin-tight, flourescent pink, "cactus" wear... SCAR IX IX
I would KMFDM by force feeding them rotting quiche and poking them with pointy sticks... Paul Hogbin
I would KMFDM by making them listen to their own music, until they killed themselves in a fit of depression... David Barlow
I would KMFDM by making them wear the latest Paris fashion for girls, then riveting them to the ground and letting the vultures pick at them while at the same time playing some Erasure albums at them... Andrew Burford
I would KMFDM by ........ KMFDM does not stand for that,you idiots.....that is a rumour. It is a German phrase meaning no sympathy for the majority. Jesus!!!!!!!! (Really? Does it? We KNOW, we KNOW, we KNOW. Thankyou.) Lilith
I would KMFDM by telling the other guys of DM that Dave Gahan has left the band. Reto Bueler
Thank you to all of you who entered our Kula Shaker - Pop or Slop? competition - the winner was Mark Causer, who thought Kula Shakler were Krud. Well said, sir.
Here's a list of how you thought Kula Shaker's album title, 'K', should have been completed as a four-letter word:
Krap, Kool, Kant, Kock, Koco, Kblz (?), Kamp, Kink, Klog, Kups, Kcuf, Kutt, Kazi, Kife, Kilo, Kute, Krup, Kraa, Kank, Kack, Knob, Koff, Kook, Kaye, Kurd, Kanj, Krud, Kash, Klit, Korn, Kemp, King, Kula (please...), Knky, Keks, Karf, Kilt, Korf, Kaki, Kewl, Knot, Kake, Kira, Krot, Kfuc, Klap, Kite, Kwir, Kcid, Kits, Kick, Kows, Kola, Katz and Knaf. Thankyou.
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