International Video Challenge

Representing the UK: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful At first I was really disappointed with 1D’s debut single. Knowing they had all the world’s best pop writers submitting songs for their debut album I was expecting the most exciting, fresh sound of any boyband around – the 2011 equivalent to *N Sync, perhaps.… Continue reading International Video Challenge

International Video Challenge

Representing the USA: Hunter Hayes – Storm WarningWe’ve had Aussie Bieber, Black Bieber and even a Band of Biebers, and none of them have so far had anywhere near the success of the original Biebs. However, I think Hunter Hayes, who shall henceforth be known as Country Bieber, might stand a chance of outdoing them… Continue reading International Video Challenge

International Video Challenge

Representing the USA: Porcelain Black – This Is What Rock N Roll Looks LikeA new RedOne protegĂ©e is always exciting, but I’m not sure anyone requested a cross-breed of Cruella de Vil and Lady GaGa. After the embarrassment that was Mohombi, I’m starting to wonder if Mr Khayat is better left to making amazing pop… Continue reading International Video Challenge

International Video Challenge

Representing Sweden: Rebound! – PsychoAfter their cheesy but brilliant debut single Hurricane, I was really excited about ex-Idol duo Rebound!, but their second single Not Helpless was a bit of a disappointment. It was similar in style to Hurricane but a lot weaker. It seems they’ve put much more thought into their third track, and… Continue reading International Video Challenge

International Video Challenge

Representing Estonia: Kerli – Army of LoveI was a huge fan of Kerli’s 2004 single (and Eurovision submission!) Beautiful Inside, but when she was given an international record deal I went off her as the songs were too dark and hook-free for my liking. However, she’s about to release her second international album and promises… Continue reading International Video Challenge

International Video Challenge

Representing the USA: Jesse McCartney – ShakeIt’s amazing to think Jesse McCartney was in a BSBs rip-off boyband back in 1999 and 11 years later he’s still young enough, at age 23, to be a popstar. He could have been Justin Bieber 8 years ago, when he left dodgy boyband Dream Street, but he was… Continue reading International Video Challenge