Melodi Club: The Final!

Tonight is the final of Melodifestivalen and I am unsurprisingly very excited. BWO have little chance against the almighty Carola but they have a better song and a much acer singer so I’ll be optimistic anyway, plus on the official site BWO currently have more votes than Carola so it might be a closer call… Continue reading Melodi Club: The Final!

Hit, Miss or Maybe

So often a band is either made or destroyed by their choice of single to release. Here are a few examples of the best and worst choices of 2006 so far: Will Young – Who Am IAlthough I’d heard that All Time Love was the big ballad of the Keep On album and to be… Continue reading Hit, Miss or Maybe

At last!

Darren Hayes is releasing a DVD and you can see the trailer for it at – just click ‘Latest Videos’. I really can’t wait to see him live next month – as a live act he is simply unbeatable.

Melodi Club: First Listen

This is the 4th week of Melodifestivalen rounds and the last time we’ll hear new entries. Next week will be the Andra Chansen round, where the songs that came 3rd and 4th are performed again, resulting in the 2 most popular winning places in the final. Here are my thoughts on listening to each of… Continue reading Melodi Club: First Listen

New Pop On The Block

Shakira – Hips Don’t LieDespite this song featuring Mr Rent-A-Rap himself (he’s worked with Sarah Connor and Brian Harvey, to name but two), Wyclef Jean, I actually prefer it to Don’t Bother. It’s a return to the more Latino sound of her previous work, probably most comparable to that Obsession song off of Laundry Service.… Continue reading New Pop On The Block


Here are my top 10 fave things on YouTube at the moment:

Melodi Club: First Listen

Now I’ve calmed down I can review the rest of the Melodifestivalen songs! Jessica Folcker – When Love’s Comin’ Back AgainThis is a bit Celine Dion for my liking but it’s catchy and likeable and Jessica has a good history in pop, from working with Max Martin and Bomfunk MCs to singing the theme tune… Continue reading Melodi Club: First Listen


Go to ASAP so you can hear the most amazing thing ever – BWO’s new single! In a competition absolutely full of faux-Latino entries, BWO outdo them all by a million miles. It is an absolute triumph – one of the purest pop songs ever. My face hurts from grinning throughout the entire song… Continue reading YIPPEE!

New Pop On The Block

Shayne Ward – No PromisesI posted the original version of this song on Into The Groove a couple of weeks ago, and here at last is Shayne’s version. It’s a ballad, I suppose you could call it Westlife-y but it’s a bit better than that suggests. The original sounds quite similar to If You’re Not… Continue reading New Pop On The Block