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Danish Week: Introducing: Rasmus Seebach

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Many probably think they already know this guy. And I did too at first. But it's all because of his name. Rasmus Seebach is no other than the son of the acclaimed danish singer Tommy Seebach, who died unexpectedly in 2003 at the age of 53 of a heart attack.  Now, Rasmus is trying to make a name of his own and leave behind his father legacy. In 2009, he rose to fame with the release of his first single, the danish song "Engel", which charted #1. The success then continued with the release of his eponymous debut on September 2009, which also made it to the top and was certified 9x Platinum making it the most seeling album of 2010 in Denmark! And there's no doubt why that happened. Rasmus's voice would be great for folk or for a more acoustic sound but he instead went for the electropop route, and it's certainly paid off! I never thought that a voice like his could work for electronic music, but it does. He's got a great deep tone, very similar to Hurts in a way. Now he's not only the son of Tommy Seebach but he's also one of danish biggest new stars.

Watch his music videos and buy "Rasmus Seebach" after the JUMP ...

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Danish Week: Introducing: Agnes Obel

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What a better way to start off the week with someone as talented as Agnes Obel! This young lady, born in 1981, is getting lots of recognizement recently in the European part of the world. Coming from a family of musicians surely influenced her life. She grew up collaborating and taking part in many bands, a pianist since young, her talent fully developed when she released her debut album via PIAS Recordings, which was fully written and produced by herself, "Philharmonics", a folky soft collection of to be hit singles. The album is certainly not boring! Everyone has something to love, if not the solely instrumental tunes, "Falling and Catching", "Louretta" and "Wallflower", you can cherish the beautifully composed "Riverside" or the equally good "Just So".  This is a beautiful copillation and definitely one of the albums of the year if not the century. The listener will totally be blown away by Agnes soft dusky voice in the form of a shy whisper with a backing melody of slow pianos and harps. There's certainly a celtic, almost ancient vibe about this album that I can't help loving. And I'm not the only. Europe, escpecially Denmark, has gone crazy with her! Her album made it to the top 10 in 4 countries, #1 in Denmark, and has been certified double platinum since it's release on October 4, 2010. Are we wittnesing a whole new musical revolution? We may even be in front of the next worldwide superstar!

Watch Agnes perform and buy "Philharmonics" after the JUMP ...

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Danish Week!

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Here it is! Danish Week is here! The first theme week since their long break! Danes have great talent so this week promises to be great. With innovators such as Oh Land and Fallulah and hard rockers like Nephew and Carpark North, we'll sure have variety this week!

Acts to be featured after the JUMP ...


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Message from Me: THEME WEEKS ARE BACK! + NEW SECTION!!

As you may have deduced from the title, THEME WEEKS ARE BACK! Frankly, I was missing them, so they are returning from their long holidays and coming back to the blog! And since the last theme before their holidays was going to be Danish Week, starting on Monday, we are having one! I'll also add a poll to decide the following theme. So, yeah, exciting! The second thing I need to tell you is that there's a new section on it's way! And it may be my favourite yet! I'm not sure about it's name but I know it's topic! Twice per week, or once, I'm featuring an indie singer male or female that I love! It may not be an introducing post but I'll feature indie residents. So double excitment! I'm creating the Danish Week post in a while, with all I'm featuring in it ...
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X Factor Denmark 2011: The Finale!



The FINALE is here! After 3 months of competition only 3 acts remain! Annelouise for the Overs and Sarah and Babou for the Unders. bong is back again one more time tonight! Who will be the ultimate winner? ... It's time to face the music!

Read the comments, watch the videos and find out who made the liveshows after the JUMP ...

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American Idol 2011: Top 11 Perform: Motown!



UPDATE: Casey Abrams is cut!!!! And he gets the SAVE! No one goes home!

Last week we saw latina hopeful Karen Rodriguez get the boot after two horrid performances in the Top 13. Tonight, the final 11 acts take the stage for my favourite theme of all times, Motown! We've got some of the greatest songs of history tonight! Who will kill a classic? Who will rework it? ... This is American Idol!

Read my comments and watch the performances after the JUMP ...

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Interview: Patricia

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We all got to know Patricia and we all got to love her! Born on January 14, 1978 on Copenhagen, Patricia came into the spotlight when she auditioned for the latest edition of the danish XF. Probably the most unique voice that has ever appeared on this show, Patricia charmed us all with her quirky and bubbly personality! After she was cut, coming 4th, she agreed to answer some questions for me, her biggest fan for sure! Now, she hopes to release an album with the help of no other than Thomas Blachman, her mentor throughout the show!

Read the interview and watch Patricia perform after the JUMP ...

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Eurovision 2011: Estonia's Entry: Getter Jaani: Rockefeller Street

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The Estonian entry was selected by a competition similar to Melodifestivalen and Melodi Grand Prix, which is named Eesti Laul. Two semi finals took place, one with 10 acts and the other with 9. Then a final takes place with the 10 acts that had advanced from the semi finals. And finally there's a super final with 2 finalists. The winner is then decided by a tele voting. And as usual, Eesti Laul was full of Idol contestants! Even the winner was on Idol!

Highlights, videos and comments after the JUMP ...

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X Factor Denmark 2011: Top 4 Perform: DJ Night!



The final 4 take the stage for one more time. Next week, the FINAL! 3 finalists will advance to the Parken! . bong is back again, and will be throughout the season! Who will that be? ... It's time to face the music!

Read the comments, watch the videos and find out who made the liveshows after the JUMP ...

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American Idol 2011: Top 12 Perform: Year They Were Born!



After the shocking - not - elimination of Ashthone Jones, the final 12 contestants perform once more this time singing songs from the year they were born! Dating from 1984 to 1995, at least it promises to be a different night! Who will nail their birth year song? ... This is American Idol!

Read my comments and watch the performances after the JUMP ...

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Eurovision 2011: Hungary's Entry: Kati Wolf: What About My Dreams?

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Hugary's entry is not new artist to me. Kati Wolf was a contestant on last year's Hungary XF, in which she got the 7th place. She was a stellar singer during the show, so there's no surprise she has been picked to represent the country. This will be the return of Hungary to the contest since they didn't participate last year. Katie, which is now signed with Sony Music, will be singing "What About My Dreams?", which was written by Viktor Rakonczai and Gergő Rácz, a dancy song which features both English and Hungarian. I've a soft spot for blondes as I've concluded but what I like about Kati is her voice! It's so perfect! The song is dancy but it's also a great vocal performance by her! I know she's an amazing singer but here she seals that statement! And after watching this beautiful video, I want to visit Hungary! What a beautiful place!

Video after the JUMP ...


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Eurovision 2011: Finland's Top 3 Acts + Official Videos

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The Finish entry is chosen in a competition simlar to Swedish Melodifestivalen. The  Suomen euroviisukarsinta (Finish Eurovision Selection Contest) is organized by Yleisradio (YLE) and features 3 semi-finals, where the 15 entrys compete. Viewers alone vote to choose the winner. The three acts with the most votes compete first in a final of 10 acts and then in a super final of 3 acts. The winner act this year was Paradise Oskar, who compited against Saara Aalto and Father McKenzie. Finland won their first Eurovision back in 2006, with Lordi's song "Hard Rock Hallelujah".

Top 3 Performances, comments and music videos after the JUMP ...


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Melodifestivalen 2011: The Final!: Stockholm



The final is here!!! The 10 finalists, that is the 8 who advanced directly and the 2 andra chansen acts are compiting one more time now for the ulitmate prize! A place in the Eurovision Song Contesnt and trying to bring it to Sweden by winning! I'm not recapping the performances, cause my comments will be the same but I'm going to explain the voting system and of course posting the results!

Watch the videos, my comments and see who is advancing to the final after the JUMP ...

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X Factor Denmark 2011: Top 5 Perform: Big Band!



The 5 remaining acts will sing their hearts out for a place in the semi-final performing with a big band for the first time! bong is back again, and will be throughout the season! We'll have some impressing performances for sure! Would Cutfather or Blachman enter the semis with one act? or would Pernille's final act be eliminated? ... It's time to face the music!

Ratings, comments and videos after the JUMP ...

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American Idol 2011: Top 13 Perform: Personal Idols!




UPDATE: Ashthone Jones is CUT! Bottom 3 were Karen and Haley.

Finally!!! The Top 13 were announced in a shocking reveal last night and tonight, the Top 13, that is, the Top 10 plus the 3 wildcards will be performing songs by their personal idols, all of them being teamed with all star producers such as Don Was, Jimmy Iovine, Jim Jonsin and the Rock Mafia duo. It promises to be an exciting night!! ... This is American Idol!

Read my comments and watch the performances after the JUMP ...

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X Factor UK: Season 7! The Ranking!

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The latest and 7th XF season was surely amazing! And controversial! FYD's drag pics, Gamu's axe and deportation reports, Katie Waissel's constant appearence on the papers, them not being nice with her at all and constant, and classical, rumours of result fixing. And all that if we count out Cheryl Cole's dramas, her divorce and malaria. One thing is sure, the talent pool was bigger than ever and this will probably be one of the most successful XF seasons!

Ratings, comments and videos after the JUMP ...
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X Factor Netherlands 2011: The Last 34 Acts! + Top 12 Acts Announced!



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UPDATE: FINAL 20 ANNOUNCED AND CATEGORIES (I predicted them correctly)

This time I'm not recapping the XF bootcamp. Instead, I'm posting a list of the last 34 remaining acts and adding links to their performances. As many contestants were posted in the same video, I'll list the singers and then add the link. So for now, just watching it and waiting till our 12 finalists are announced next week!!!! I'm also making my Top 12 predictions so check for that!!!!

List and videos after the JUMP ...

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Catching Up With: Sky Ferreira: As If!, Debut EP!



We all remember Sky Ferreira from the MDS Sound of 2011 (HERE) and since we love her here, what a better way of showing our love by featuring her music?! Sky released several singles in the past, neither of them making a big impact in the charts. On March 1 she released the single "Sex Rule", third of her album. Following this, an EP titled "As If!" is set to be released on March 22, 2011 by Capitol Records, and we all know it'll be a success! The song doesn't have a deep message but it has a great one! It's catchy and funny! This may be the coolest lyric video I've ever seen, seriously, it's amazingly fun! If you aren't a fan, the video in it's own is incredible!

Listen and buy "Sex Rules" and preview the EP after the JUMP ...


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X Factor Denmark 2011: Top 6 Perform: Rock!



It's Rock night and the 6 remaining contestants will fight for your votes to stay in the competition singing  a rock hit!  bong is back again, and will be throughout the season! Will Pernille's last act manage to remain in the competition? Will Cutfather finally lose one of his acts? Or will it be one of the two remaining overs? ... It's time to face the music!

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American Idol 2011: Top 12 Girls Perform!



This is it!!! The second semi-final is here! 12 girls will fight for a place in the Top 13 and be closer to the ultimate prize, a record deal! They'll leave all on stage to impress the viewers enough to secure them a spot, who will crumble on stage? who will impress? ... This is American Idol!

Read my comments and watch the performances after the JUMP ...

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Music Video: Neon Hitch: Get Over U



Neon Hitch is no new face here. She was first featured in the MDS Sound of 2011 (HERE) and despite not earning a top place, she gained some fans! Hitch is now back with her first single and music video, "Get Over U", released February 21. It's a catchy pop song which show Neon's gypsiness in all it's greatness! Wanna know how a gyspy lives, watch this music video! Her voice is amazing and the video visuals are as good, providing us incrediblly sexy shots of Neon!

Watch the music video and buy "Get Over U" after the JUMP ...

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American Idol 2011: Top 12 Guys Perform!



This is it!!! The semi-finals are finally here! 12 guys and 12 girls will fight in the following two nights for a place in the Top 13 and be closer to the ultimate prize, a record deal! Tonight, the boys will leave all on stage to impress the viewers enough to secure them a spot, who will crumble on stage? who will impress? ... This is American Idol!

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Introducing: Selah Sue: A Jamaican Soul






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When talking about Selah Sue you could classify her in may ways. Some would say she's a jazzy belgian girl. Others will call her a quircky white girl. But some will say that she's got a jamaican soul. And you would wonder why as I did the first time I saw that. But then, you'll hear Selah and all those descriptions will make lots of sense! The fact is that classyfing her is so difficult that there's no a single one. Probably it would be more accurate to call her unique. And Selah is really unique. Her voice, tone and phrasing are something that you won't find in every singer and that's what's great about her. You know that you'll hear something completely different! Most recently appearing in the biggest belgian music festivals and dueting with Cee Lo on his song "Please", Selah is guaranteed to be a success both in Belgium and the States when she releases her debut on March 7th!!! Yes, you've heard it right, March 7, 6 days from now and a day after my birthday! I know what I'm asking for it now!

Buy "Raggamuffin" and watch several videos after the JUMP ...

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Catching Up With: In-Joy: First Single, B.O.O.M.

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Many of you probably won't remember danish boyband In-Joy, from last year's danish XF. They were the 8th finalists and originally a 4th pice band, which was created by Soulshock on Bootcamp, and now they are a trio, Essi, Kevin and Jannick. The track, which will be their first single produced by their mentor, is a The Wanted-ish urban pop song with a catchy clapping beat and a good chorus. If you were a fan of them throughout the show, you'll like this, cause it's exactly what you could expect from them. And if you are looking for some good vocals, you should maybe check another artist.

Listen the single after the JUMP ...


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