Lost in a Melody

Time to review this week’s Melodifestivalen entries. Yay! You can listen to them all here. BWO – You’re Not AloneIt is well known that I adore BWO, but with the exception of Will My Arms Be Strong Enough, I definitely favour their upbeat numbers to their ballads. They’ve done much better in MF with upbeat… Continue reading Lost in a Melody

The DP Awards 2009!

I realise I completely forgot to do this last year, but in the years before I always did my own version of the Brits, usually because I was so disgusted with the results. By now I am so used to that being the case, that tonight when Best Single was given to its deserving winner… Continue reading The DP Awards 2009!

Ace Kesha News

Remember Kesha, the girl who sings on Right Round by Flo Rida, making it sound like Infernal? I also posted one of her solo songs, Backstabber, on Into The Groove recently. Well, she’s been signed to major label RCA in America, and will be working with the almighty legends Dr Luke and Max Martin on… Continue reading Ace Kesha News

My top 10 favourite pop star Twitterers!

Here are the top 10 pop star Twitterers you have to follow right now! 1. Robyn2. Hafdis Huld3. Patrick Wolf4. Lily Allen5. Britney Spears6. Dan Black7. Little Boots8. Manda Rin (Bis)9. Jonna Lee10. Peter Bjorn and John Also worth a look, in alphabetical order: Camera ObscuraDuke SpecialImogen HeapLaura KiddMC LarsSky LarkinSolange KnowlesThe Cab Here is… Continue reading My top 10 favourite pop star Twitterers!

Your Swedeness is my weakness

In my over-excitement about Melodifestivalen (well, it’s not every day you get to see a pop moment like this) I started browsing for interviews with some of my favourite Swedish pop stars, and found some lovely things. First is this interview with Amy Diamond, which is in Swedish with English subtitles: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlH0lo_eXzM&hl=en&fs=1] So I shall… Continue reading Your Swedeness is my weakness

He’s gonna be the one

Hooray! Måns Zelmerlöw made it through to the Melodifestivalen final with his excellent entry Hope and Glory. Amy Diamond and Lili & Susie went to Andra Chansen (the 2nd chance round – like being a wildcard on American Idol), with Amy also getting the vote of the International Jury, which gives her an extra chance… Continue reading He’s gonna be the one

Singing that melodi

This week’s Melodifestivalen entries are now available to listen to on the official site. Here are my first impressions of each of them – click on the title to hear it for yourself. Jennifer Brown – Never Been Here BeforeTraditional Eurovision ballad, enjoyable but not very memorable. Jennifer has been around since the early 90s… Continue reading Singing that melodi

New Pop on the Block

The Saturdays – Just Can’t Get Enough (Watch)When I heard that they were going to cover this, I imagined it would be in a sultry electro-girl style, like the W.I.T. cover of Just What I Needed by The Cars. Instead, they’ve transformed the iconic track into bouncy, cheery pop song perfect for Comic Relief. Kids… Continue reading New Pop on the Block