Posts Tagged ‘Stars In Their Eyes’

Charley says SONG! Lana Lewis – Dirty Love

April 19, 2011

‘My Name Is…’ was a 2010 talent show in Belgium and The Netherlands which can best be described as Stars In Their Eyes done through Britain’s Got Talent’s format of audition / semi-final / final.

Amy Winehouse impersonator Merante took home the crown in the adult category, but the breakout star was Lana Lewis.

The then 14-year-old told how she’d been bullied all her life, up to the point of being beaten with iron chains. She’d found comfort in the music, style and personality of Lady Gaga and decided to finally pursue singing herself. Her rendition of ‘Bad Romance’ was enough to convince the judges and Lana went on to win in the children’s category.

You can check out her English subtitled audition and semi-final performance in the YouTube video below.

A year on, Lana is finally ready to step out of Gaga’s shadow and release her very own first single.

Songwriter Wim Claes and singer Gene Thomas penned her ‘Dirty Love‘. The two previously worked together on Gene’s pop group X-Session and his solo material. Wim is also the man behind Kim ‘Kay’s ‘Lilali‘ and Dean’s Idool 2007 winner’s single ‘So Many Ways‘.

The iTunes release is listed as being the ‘Elektrokid Radio Edit’, so I’m assuming the ‘Eye Of The Tiger‘ DJ was on production duties.

This lead to ‘Dirty Love‘ being set over thumping ‘Bad Romance’ inspired club beats, with a chorus reminiscent of Annemie’s brilliant ‘Animal Instinct‘.

Lana’s robot-ified vocals tell how she “feels like dirty love tonight”. With lines as “You heard me boy, pick up the toy, make me lose my mind” and ‘You touch my mmm…” this 15-year-old’s debut would make even Miley blush.

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Charley says ARTIST! Katy Satyn

May 26, 2010

Katy Satyn must be one of the most underrated singers to come out of a reality show in Flanders.

In 2005 Katy participated in Star Academy. Having already gotten to the final of Stars In Their Eyes in 1998 with ‘I Know Him So Well’, she’d been one of the main contenders all along. She was the first to get to sing a solo and was chosen to duet with Bonnie Tyler. Unfortunately Katy never got to perform Lara Fabian’s ‘Je T’Aime‘, which you can see her rehearsing above, in the closing part of the final as she finished third behind Katerine Avgoustakis and Afi Oubaibra.

Three years later we finally got some music out of Katy. She won the first heat of Eurosong 2008 with ‘Magical Sensation‘, think Slovakia 2010 with a beat behind it. The song was written by former Melodifestivalen contestants Sarek, who would later release the song themselves as ‘Magiska Sekunder‘. Sadly, Katy stranded in the semi-finals and her entry failed to chart. Once again, the dream was over before it had properly begun.

These days Katy is still working as a nurse. Last year this ironically gave her the most media attention she’d gotten in ages as she was one of the main characters on hospital reality show ‘De Verpleeg-sterren‘.

As far as music is concerned, she is now performing with coverband Het Swingschaap. She has also become a regular at Het Witte Paard, a revue which runs at the Belgian coast every summer.

It’s not the success story she, and us along with her, may have hoped for, but at least she’s still singing.