Representing the Netherlands: Future Presidents – Love Don’t Pay The Bill$I’ve written about this group before, but I think they deserve another mention because their new single is their best yet. It’s super-catchy and jaunty with memorable lyrics and an amusing message, and best of all it’s proof (after the disaster of Dutch X Factor)… Continue reading International Video Challenge
Boyzone – Love is a Hurricane (Live)This sounds more like a Ronan song than a Boyzone song, as it’s written by Gregg Alexander (the guy from New Radicals who wrote all of Ronan’s hits), and it’s actually better than anything else they’ve done since their reunion. Without Stephen (:( x a million) only Ronan is… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Part 4: The Groups BadBoyz: I was prepared for horrendousness as soon as I heard there was a duo called BadBoyz in the top 12, possibly even a John & Edward-esque novelty act, but they’re actually the most entertaining act I’ve seen so far. They are cheese-tastic, but at least they’re more fun to watch… Continue reading Holland has the X Factor – Week 1
Part 3: The Boys Jaap van Reesema: Jaap (whose name is pronounced Yarp!) was an instant favourite for me as his embarrassed smiles and slightly hunched forward posture make him look like a shy little boy. He has a lovely soulful pop voice too, similar to James Morrison. He’s not necessairly someone I’d be excited… Continue reading Holland has the X Factor – Week 1
Part 2: The Girls Daniëlle Penning: 21 year old Daniëlle is best known so far for falling over rather dramatically during a performance in the boot camp stages, but luckily she managed to stay upright this time around. Her vocal performance was unfortunately quite awful, but she does win points for at least vaguely resembling… Continue reading Holland has the X Factor – Week 1
There was a time when the Netherlands was my number two country for foreign music finds, only second to the almighty Swedes. I loved acts such as Anouk, Elize, Sita and of course the fantastic Dutch Star Academy group K-otic, who I was obsessed with for a couple of years. However, in the last few… Continue reading Holland has the X Factor – Week 1
Fugative16 year old Harry Byart is Fugative: a cross between a white Chipmunk and a one man Blazin’ Squad, and like both of these acts he’s gaining a huge following with British teenage girls. When you start seeing loads of girls on Twitter who have added Fugative to the end of their names, you know… Continue reading The Next Big Thing?
My favourite singles of March… 1. Marina and The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (re-release)2. Mitt Piano – Filter3. Chipmunk ft. Esmée Denters – Until You Were Gone4. Ola – Unstoppable (The Return of Natalie)5. Timoteij – Kom6. Lovestoned – Thursdays7. Sibel – Stop8. Pernilla Wahlgren – Jag Vill Om Du Vågar9. Maria… Continue reading Top of the Poptastic!