Female Singers R Us

Thursday, 20 November 2014

[Listen] Idina Menzel Covers Mariah Carey's "All I want For Christmas is You"

I don't think I'll ever get tired of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas. In fact, I think I could stand to hear it all year round. (Something I'm sure Mariah's publisher would also want to see happening). Still, it takes a brave Diva to cover such an iconic song.

Enter The Snow Queen herself, Idina Menzel, who recorded the Christmas classic for her seasonal LP, Holiday Wishes.

Bette Midler Covers TLC's "Waterfalls" On New Album, "It's The Girls!"

Bette Midler's new album is just so perfectly relevant for this site! Not only is she an iconic Diva with a career that spans decades, but her latest release, It's the Girls!, features a selection of cover songs all originally recorded by other females. It's like some kind of Diva Inception, I tells ya!

Take a peak at the track listing below and see if any songs that you love made it on to this LP.

Christmas Time Is In The Air Again!

So it finally happened (later than I would have expected): I heard Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You played on the radio. You know what that means? We're all officially allowed to listen to festive music without looking like total nutters!

So come all ye faithful and spread the holiday cheer with your favorite "Christmassy" songs. (Your pick(s) don't necessarily have to reference the holiday, but there should be some kind of connection to this time of year- or else what would be the point of the post, right?)

Friday, 14 November 2014

[Free For All Friday]

I need a night out. Thus I have forced one into existence tonight! I also really want to see the poppies at the Tower Of London so I guess we might detour to that first (it's slowly being dismantled post Armistice day). Please let the weather stay rain free.

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Inappropriate hugs to all of y'all (hi-fives to the underagers), and wishing you an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rihanna Stuns At The 2014 concert for Valor

 It feels like an age since I last saw Rihanna perform live. I know she's been touring and has been constantly on stage somewhere in the world, but I've never felt the desire to check out those fan-made videos. As such, I really enjoyed watching her at the The concert for Valor.

Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson Join Forces On Sia's "Titanium"

Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson are two Divas I'vr never thought of sharing a stage together. No reason why, it's just not a pairing that has ever come to my (obviously) unimaginative mind. But that's just what happened At The Concert For Valor, where the two vocal powerhouses duetted on the Sia/David Guetta anthem, Titanium.

But was this a harmonious pairing that successfully demonstrated how two equally talented singers can share one stage? Or did it quickly descend into a cacophony of out of control melisma and crazy belting that shook the very foundations of the National Mall in Washington, D.C? 

Watch and find out! 

Monday, 10 November 2014

[Watch] Christina Aguilera Sings For Science!

Some of you must be craving a bit of Christina Aguilera! Well, let me quench your parched plains with this live performance of Beautiful, recorded at The 2015 Breakthrough Prizes. What's that, you ask? Here's the gist, pinched from the BBC website:

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Guess Which Diva Is Hiding Beneath Flaming Lips Frontman's Cape

There is no way in the world you will get this if you aren't aware that this Diva recorded with the The Flaming Lips for their album of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band covers.

Still, it'll be fun (and pointless) for you to take a wild stab in the dark and see if your powers of deduction can help you guess which Diva's style/sound may mesh with the band's own. I'll give you a hint, it isn't Aretha Franklin.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Taylor Swift Clarifies Why She Ain't Got No Time 4 Spotify

Taylor Swift pulled her entire catalouge off of Spotify earlier in the week, did any of you see that? I wouldn't have thought anything of it, but Spotify's thirsty response- and appended playlist entitled "Poetry for Taylor Swift"- suddenly made the whole thing a little more interesting to me. Regardez: 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Ariana Grande Takes Wrong Turning At Albuquerque, Ends Up @ 2014 CMAs

Did Ariana Grande take notice of Taylor Swift's gargantuan - by comparison to everyone else in 2014- first week sales ? That's the only reason I can think of as to why she popped up at the 2014 Country Music Awards to duet with Little Big Town. Someone's eyeing up that that Country cash!