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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Diana Vickers: surprisingly quite good.

 

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

Ceux qui on un peu suivi le X-Factor anglais en 2008 (la saison d'Alexandra Burke) se souviendront sans peine de Diana Vickers. Perso je la trouvais assez insupportable et n'attendais pas grand chose d'elle après le show, où elle termina quatrième. Bien sûr et comme souvent, j'avais grandement tort ! En effet cette fille vaut mieux qu'un banal télé-crochet. Son album sortira le 26 avril, et si le sampler que j'ai la chance de posséder est un avant-goût de ce qui nous attend, eh bien vivement le reste ! Le premier single Once est une bombe pop immédiate écrite par Cathy Dennis, la déesse derrière le Can't Get You Out Of My Head de Kylie (entre autres), qui fait un excellent usage de la voix fragile mais si expressive de Diana, transformant le refrain en un des meilleurs morceaux de pop de l'année. Diana a également collaboré avec un nombre incalculable d'artistes (dont deux de mes chouchoutes Ellie Goulding et Nerina Pallot, à qui l'on doit le très bon Put It Back Together Again). Vivement la sortie de Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree, dont, sans aucun doute, on reparlera !

1 comment:

Tim said...

Nice article, but Diana was in Little Voice which she was an award for. Best singer