Posts Tagged ‘Desire’

Charley says SONG! Femme Fatale – Décadence

May 29, 2010

While I definitely have some favourites in tonight’s Eurovision final, there seems to be a lack of proper pop beats among the finalists.

Therefor, let’s have a look back on what could have been a Belgian entry. Big Brother superstar Betty Owczarek had previously sung under her own name and as Biba Binoche, but for Eurosong 2008 she reinvented herself as Femme Fatale.

Dark and dirty pop anthem ‘Décadence‘ was written especially for Betty by Gerard James Borg and Mik Tanczos. Having been responsible for ‘7th Wonder‘, ‘On Again… Off Again‘, ‘Desire‘, ‘Vertigo‘ and ‘Vodka‘, Gerard James Borg is practically Maltese Eurovision royalty.

A final point of interest is that you may recognise one of the shirtless dancers on dog leashes (I bet you’re going to watch that clip now, aren’t you?) as the dancer in Katerine Avgoustakis’ ‘Treat Me Like A Lady‘ video!

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Charley says SONG! Dean – Someday

May 27, 2010

Former Idool 2007 and Dancing On Ice winner Dean Delannoit is back with ‘Someday‘, a brand new single just in time to cash in on his presenting gig on Disney Channel.

Dean was never the strongest singer, especially compared to some of the competition he managed to beat, and his first album full of covers wasn’t particularly convincing. His second album ‘Desire’ however was an entirely different story with some proper pop/rock on it. He can even claim a Max Martin writing credit, be it in the form of a Tobias Regner cover.

I’m excited that we might get a third album, even if just for the fact that it may contain a couple of tracks as good as some of the singles on ‘Desire’, the specifics of which I’ll get into another time.

You can hear a sample of ‘Someday’ on Dean’s official website and iTunes, because apparently his people think 30 seconds is all it’s going to take to get people to buy it. I’ll let you decide for yourself if that’s the case.