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Charley says WHITNEY! 1986 Belgian TV Performance

February 12, 2012

Whitney performing “All At Once” in 1986 on Belgian tv show “Met Mike Aan Zee”.

Where do broken hearts go?

Charley says EUROVISION! Junior Eurosong 2010

September 4, 2010

This year’s Belgian national Junior Eurovision selection has been bumped from main public channel één to the kids oriented Ketnet. To ease the pain we’re getting videos for every entry now, whereas in previous years even the winners could consider themselves lucky if they got more than their live performance dubbed with the studio track.

So who am I backing to win? Well, based on the studio versions there’s three songs that really stand out for me.

First up, and the one I think will be most likely to get the approval of Charley says POP! visitors, is ‘Get Up!‘ by Jill & Lauren. Both first stepped into the limelight as part of KetnetPOP 3. KetnetPOP is a yearly album and concert series that has former Junior Eurosong stars and new talent release music together.

Jill & Lauren’s entry is probably the most proper pop song of the bunch and seems like it could have just as easily been recorded by Bo & Monica. Actually, ‘Get Up!‘ was co-written by Miguel Wiels, who was also responsible for Bo & Monica’s ‘Gonna Be A Star‘.

Then there’s Ferre. This 14-year-old easily has the best voice of the bunch. I love his pop/rock song, but if the JESC efforts of Oliver and Trust have proven us anything, it’s that Europe doesn’t seem to like it when we send in this kind of song. However, I’m pretty sure ‘(Met Mijn) Ogen Toe‘ is the one song I’ll keep coming back to in the years to come.

On production and co-writing duties is Jeroen Swinnen, who also had a hand in Tom Dice’s wildly successful Eurovision entry ‘Me And My Guitar‘. One last pop connection Ferre has going on is that his video was shot at the same place in Antwerp as Idool 2003 winner Peter Evrard’s debut video ‘For You’.

Finally, ‘Power Aan De Kids!‘ is my third favourite. Daan & Anne-Sophie of DnA penned this ‘So What‘ sounding anthem together with former Nailpin frontman Sean D’Hondt.

Other notable collaborators are Ingrid Mank and Born Crain on Ymke’s ‘Vive La Fête‘, Katerine Avgoustakis’ producer Yannic Fonderie and Flemish X Factor winner Udo on Ine’s ‘Kusje Van Mij‘ and actor / Eurosong 2006 contestant Tom Van Landuyt who co-wrote this year’s super catchy group song ‘Superidee‘.

Charley says ALBUM! Vlaanderen Muziekland

August 16, 2010

Today I treated myself to the Vlaanderen Muziekland compilation…

1. Milk Inc. – Chasing The Wind
2. Belle Perez – La Colegiala
3. K3 – Handjes Draaien
4. Christoff – Lekkere Chocolade
5. The Sunsets – Hollandse Hitmedley
6. Dana Winner – De Vlinders Achterna
7. Jo Vally – Kus Me
8. Nelson – She’s Gone
9. Regi & Stan Van Samang – Hang On
10. Sylver – Turn The Tide 2010
11. Lasgo – Tonight
12. Annagrace – Celebration

13. Mega Mindy – Megamobiel
14. Roel Vanderstukken – Neem Ze Mee
15. Yevgueni & Stef Kamil Carlens – We Zijn Hier Nu Toch
16. Andes ft. James Walsh – Één Dag Meer/One More Day
17. Born Crain – Calling All Cars
18. The Ditch – When Blood Runs Cold
19. Paul Michiels (It’s A Gas) – I Am Home
20. Dean – Someday
21. Tom Helsen presents Barbara Dex – I Am
22. Tom Dice – Me And My Guitar
23. The Baseballs – Umbrella (Bonus Track)

Based around the music show of the same name, it is basically the who’s who of the Flemish pop summer 2010.

There’s some Flemish schlager songs at the start of the tracklist which I don’t really feel strongly about, either positive or negative, but other than that this is a top notch compilation that brings together so many great Belgian tracks out there this summer.

About half of these songs have been featured on Charley says POP! earlier, so rest assured that this has my seal of approval!

If you’re thinking of making yourself a playlist, but find 23 tracks a little overwhelming, then you’re in luck. I’ve put the songs in bold that have that little bit of extra Charley says POP! credit!

(Which isn’t to say that I don’t approve of the other tracks, but there’s no point in putting them all in bold, is there?)

Vlaanderen Muziekland airs every friday on Flemish channel één.

Catch up on all performances so far by clicking here!