I must admit I thought Diana Vickers was quite the irritating contestant on the 2008 X-Factor season. When she finished in fourth place, I didn't think we'd hear from her and her hand anymore. Boy was I wrong. Because there's much more to this girl than a lame talent show. She's getting ready to release her debut album (on April 26) and if this sampler I got my hands on is anything to go by, it's going to be a great record. First single Once is an immediate smash written by Cathy-Can't-Get-You-Out-Of-My-Head-Dennis, a goddess in her own rights, and makes great use of Diana's fragile voice, turning the chorus into an amazing pop moment. Diana also worked on her album with Nerina Pallot (who penned the really good Put It Back Together Again), Ellie Goulding and so many other people that her album credits might be ten pages long! Anyway I'm eagerly waiting the release of Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree, and you should too!
Diana Vickers - Once