Yep, it’s the final! One YouTube search for “X Factor Danmark” unfortunately ruined the surprise of who won for me, but I’ll keep you guessing for the moment. Sadly my favourite, Jesper, came in third. He didn’t have very interesting songs to sing, and was the first to sing so he already had a disadvantage.… Continue reading Which Dane has the X Factor?
Rollo JeanRollo wins points for the authenticity of his glam-pop throwback sound, but what really got me on side was the catchy brilliance of his music. Cellar of Love was an instant favourite with a great chorus, but I also loved the quirky Bowie-esque track Gloria Marsden (is it about Matthew Marsden’s mother?). This kind… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Time for an X Factor update! This week was the final 4, Jesper, Thomas, Fireflies and Tine, with each act doing one song by the Danish rock band Gasolin’ and one chosen by the viewers (they voted online for which song the acts sang). Jesper was great as usual on his performance of Speed of… Continue reading Denmark has The X Factor (part 6)
You may not have heard of Mattias Lindblom, but you’ve probably heard his music, since it might as well be the law that all self-respecting pop fans own a copy of Rachel Stevens’ second album, Come and Get It. Mattias, with his writing partner Anders Wollbeck, wrote Rachel’s hit Negotiate With Love and the Swedish… Continue reading Thank You for the Music: Mattias Lindblom
I just watched Danish X Factor, but I don’t have much to say about this week’s show as it was James Bond week. Boring! It was basically big band week rebranded and with complete impossibility of anyone doing a good song. We couldn’t even have a Rehab or Candyman. From the minute or so of… Continue reading Denmark has The X Factor! (part 5)
DevThere aren’t many things better than music which is pretty, catchy and danceable at the same time, and Dev’s music succeeds very well in that aim. Tracks such as Don’t Say That Word have a sweet, girly electro-pop sound, but interesting lyrics and song structures keep them fresh and unique. The single, Fireball, is cooler… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
Tonight was X Factor again in Denmark, so I thought I’d check up on my new Danish chums. Jesper’s Fireflies already seems to be the most popular on YouTube, and I was very impressed with it too. Considering his age, his English is very good – you couldn’t tell he was singing in his second… Continue reading Denmark has The X Factor! (part 4)
In March last year I wrote a post about all of the exciting musical films coming out in the year ahead. Some of them, such as Fame, Were the World Mine and Bandslam, have come and gone, while others are still in production! Here’s an update on those films and a guide to all the… Continue reading Let’s face the musicals… and dance! (part 2)
So, it’s onto the girls… all two of them! First up is Tine, a pretty girl who seems to be going for the rock chick niche. She’s not the most convincing rocker but she seems very likeable, and her performance of the very tricky Earth Song on Michael Jackson week was impressive. It could have… Continue reading Denmark has The X Factor! (part 3)
It’s been a while since I’ve done a songwriter interview for my Thank You for the Music series, so I decided to get in touch with one of the writers from my new favourite writing/production trio. Tommy Tysper, Gustav ‘Grizzly’ Jonsson and Marcus ‘Mack’ Sepehrmanesh were responsible for Erik Hassle’s album, as well as tracks… Continue reading Thank You for the Music: Tommy Tysper