Posts Tagged ‘Bob Taylor’

Charley says EUROVISION! Oslo 2010 In A Tweet (6)

May 23, 2010

 

Together with two of my favourite Eurovision fanatics I’ll be taking a closer look at this year’s Eurovision hopefuls. Over the next week we’ll be rating every country and we’ll give our own take on it in a tweet, i.e. in 140 characters or less.

Now, let’s meet my co-judges:

MadeInHeaven: A British resident of the Popjustice forum.
Greg Baker: Our impartial American voice of reason.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at The Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Ireland.

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Charley says WEEK! 2010.18

May 9, 2010

Dutch YouTube-sensation Esmée Denters featuring on a duet version of German rock band Stanfour’s ‘Life Without You‘.

Charley says SONG! Tom Helsen presents Barbara Dex – I Am [http://tinyurl.com/37qfz6l]

Charley says SONG! Nikki – Can’t Stop Thinking About You [http://tinyurl.com/2usul6r]

Charley says SONG! Betty – Déjà Vu [http://tinyurl.com/3yrl68e]

Charley says SONG! Bliss – Buttons (Live) [http://tinyurl.com/2v56rer]

Charley says SONG! Andes ft. James Walsh of Starsailor – Een Dag Meer / One More Day
[http://tinyurl.com/2u8wvmj]

Charley says SONG! Whatever – Scream [http://tinyurl.com/3a6d3fu]

Charley says SONG! Robert Ramirez – Sick Of Love [http://tinyurl.com/2uatvuc]

Charley says SONG! Betty – Déjà Vu

May 5, 2010

AATW has just uploaded Inna’s ‘Déjà Vu‘ video to their YouTube channel. Now don’t get me wrong, I love this little Eastern European popstar that could. She took Europe by surprise with ‘Hot‘ and is one of the front runners in the current Romanian pop invasion. However, it does slightly annoy me to hear yet another song mispronouncing the word ‘déjà vu’. Beyoncé, I’m looking at you as well.

Once and for all, people, ‘déjà vu’ DOESN’T rhyme with ‘you’. ‘Rendez-vous’ does, ‘déjà vu’ doesn’t. There.

One track that does get it right is the Betty song posted above. ‘Déjà Vu‘ was the last track on the Flemish ‘Big Brother’ superstar’s debut album. It sounds very different to the rest of ‘Come To Me‘, which mainly consisted of your average 2001 pop.

Basically, ‘Déjà Vu‘ couldn’t be more of an ‘Encore Une Fois‘ rip-off if it tried. It’s all there: the French spoken word intro, the techno synths and the title shouted as a chorus. That doesn’t stop it from being slightly brilliant though. Bonus points for the fake French accent on the English verses, Betty’s infamous laugh at the end and, well, apparently being the only person in pop to know how to pronounce ‘déjà vu’.