Posts Tagged ‘Nicole Scherzinger’

Charley says ALBUM! Lady Lounge

February 21, 2012

Here’s something you’ve been missing out on! Lady Lounge has the best female voices from The Netherlands record the greatest pop songs with a lounge twist. Mark den Hartog, Dorian Broekhuyse and Frank Wijn, best known for the Supperclub Lounge Albums, have taken on production duties for our favourite chill album since “Unclubbed“.

You can check out previews from the album in the embedded YouTube video below or the player on the Lady Lounge site. You can also listen to the full songs on YouTube through the links I’ve collected in this post!

Let’s have a look, shall we?

1. Do – Move Closer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_JtL06Dg4s
Who? One of my favourite Dutch popstars, Dominique Van Hulst, who took the world by storm with her Bryan Adams cover “Heaven”.
Originally by? Phyllis Nelson

2. Birgit Schuurman – Just Say Yes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX70ugmxqxs
Who? Musically the more credible alternative to her famous sister Katja Schuurman.
Originally by? Snow Patrol, although the song was at one point recorded by the amazing Nicole Scherzinger.

3. Krystl – I’m In Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5PFLOug9f0
Who? Singer/songwriter whose highest charting single is “Golden Days“.
Originally by? The lovely Norwegian by the name Maria Mena, one of my all time favourite singer/songwriters.

4. Sabrina Starke – Hedonism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbBJ-JDNpmc
Who?
The woman who made you tap your foot along to the chorus of “A Woman’s Gonna Try“.
Originally by? Skunk Anansie, although I know it best as a Sinéad Quinn b-side.

5. Belle Perez – Angel Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h49TfBhph9g
Who? Belgium’s number one latina whose catchy tunes have made her a household name across the border as well.
Originally by? Wet Wet Wet

6. Pearl Jozefzoon – Crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdV1a-oRHQE
Who? The Voice Of Holland sensation who’s competing to represent The Netherlands at Eurovision this year. Her Wolter Kroes duet “Breken Van De Lijn” was deservedly a Dutch top 10 hit.
Originally by? Gnarls Barkley

7. Lois Lane – It’s The First Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftRJ3wOMN4s
Who?
Duo Lois Lane have reworked their 1989 top 10 hit “It’s The First Time” for the occasion. Most recently the women were seen competing on “The Winner Is…”.
Originally by? Lois Lane

Do – Move Closer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_JtL06Dg4s

8. Shary-An – Rude Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJDnPyGn9pc
Who?
The Voice Of Holland discovery who, with “Six Feet Under“, has her very own top 10 hit to her name.
Originally by? Rihanna

9. Twarres – Heart Of Glass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsdKCe-ojws
Who?
When they topped the Belgian and Dutch charts with “Wêr Bisto”, a gorgeous ballad sung in the Friesland dialect, Twarres was a boy/girl duo, now just Mirjam Timmer remains.
Originally by? Blondie

10. Carolina Dijkhuizen – I Don’t Want To Talk About It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpmHBfM7f-8
Who?
Star of the Dutch versions of musicals like The Lion King and Aida.
Originally by? Rod Stewart

11. Leonie Meijer – Message In A Bottle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KFK2DlztBo
Who? 
After being on The Voice Of Holland, Leonie released a duet with her coach Jeroen Van Der Boom.
Originally by? The Police

12. Jennifer Ewbank – Imagine (Undressed Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJv3xw06yaM
Who?
The sister of producer and songwriter John Ewbank released single “Line In A Song” from the album “London Tree” after her run on The Voice Of Holland.
Originally by? John Lennon

13. Caro Emerald – I Know That He’s Mine (Bonustrack)
Who?
Caro Emerald is included as a bonus track with a song from her internationally successful album “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor”.
Originally by? Caro Emerald

14. Trijntje Oosterhuis – Close To You (Bonustrack)
Who?
One half of Total Touch and one of the most respected singers in The Netherlands. She’ll be joining the third season of The Voice Of Holland as one of the coaches.
Originally by? Best known as sung by The Carpenters.

Lady Lounge is now available on iTunes.

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Charley says ARTIST! Louis Talpe

May 29, 2010

Nicole Scherzinger may reign supreme on the American dancefloor, but here in Flanders it’s actor Louis Talpe who got to take the Dancing With The Stars trophy home.

We first met Louis in 2006 as police officer Toby on tv series Mega Mindy. The show is a bit like a reverse gender Superman. Police officer Mieke turns into superhero Mega Mindy and Toby doesn’t realise that the hero he’s falling for is actually his colleague in disguise. The series proved to be a big hit with the kids and soon there were movies, stage shows, merchandise and albums sung by lead actress Free Souffriau.

With Louis’ star on the rise, he managed to secure a role in restaurant drama ‘Goesting’ and a place as one of the finalists on Dancing With The Stars 2010.

Now what I wanted to tell you about today is that a year before his freestyle would win him the dancing show, Louis had already competed in another celebrity reality show. With Free Souffriau being Soapstar Superstar’s 2008 winner and officer Toby having already featured on one Mega Mindy song, Louis was asked to show off his singing skills.

Louis turned out not to be the greatest singer, but he managed to stay in the competition for three weeks. We got to hear him sing ‘Jessie‘, ‘Save Tonight‘, ‘New York, New York‘, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love‘ and  ‘She Moves In Her Own Way‘, but it’s his performance of Liquido’s ‘Narcotic‘ that I’m going to put up in celebration of his Dancing With The Stars victory!

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! Bliss – Buttons (Live)

May 6, 2010

Back in 2003 Dewi came fourth in the first season of ‘Idols’. She went on to release ‘Left Of Center‘, one of my favourite songs to come out of a Dutch talent show. Earlier this year she returned to tv on the second season of ‘Popstars’. She was one of the Mystery Popstars, established singers who auditioned anonymously. Her identity remained hidden from the audience and judges until the liveshows. In the end Dewi narrowly missed out on a place in the final.

The singer’s not one to sit around and do nothing though. She went back to hosting her Dewi’s Jam concerts,  a regular event where her musician friends come over for some great performances together.

On the most recent Jam night Dewi performed with Anna Speller and Bouchra Tjon Pong Fong as Bliss. You may remember these ladies from K-Otic, the band that came out of Starmaker. Below is the video of Dewi, Anna and Bouchra doing a lovely laid-back version of ‘Buttons’, originally by the Pussycat Dolls.

As much as I’m looking forward to new material from Dewi, I definitely wouldn’t mind hearing what these three ladies could come up with in a studio together.

See also: Charley says COVER! I Really Don’t Think So
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Charley says YOUTUBE! Starmaker – Damn (I Think I Love You)