Thursday, 23 October 2014
An Annie re-remake is coming to the big screens (boooo!) but Queen Sia has recorded a version of one of the musical's numbers, You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, to promote this news (Yaay!).
It's a rendition that cranks the pop dial to max, with a delivery that has the Diva (i think purposely) putting on a childish voice at points. It's all very sugary, but that's understandable since the film is going to be targeted at families and kidlings (i.e not me). It was never going to be a death metal remix, no matter how awesome that would have been, but I think Sia added enough edge to make this take more akin to a bottle of Coca-Cola Life when it could have been straight-up regular ol' Coke. (I'm not sure I'm making sense anymore.)
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Did you guys sign up to Spotify? Well if you did, you can now stream the entire Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics for free!
|You best believe I'm not wasting time capping an image of this video.|
Say what?! I know, right! A lady of the cloth covering the Queen of Darkness' iconic hit just sounds wrong in every way! But wait, it actually kinda works- though admittedly in a creepy, strange way- if we imagine the touching part to be a metaphor of the spiritual sort and not a physical kind.
New technology is something I usually embrace and welcome, but Google's computerised specs are a new innovation that I can't get behind no matter how hard I try (which admittedly isn't very).
I'm a glasses wearer in life, so you'd think Google would have me in the bag from the outset. After all they're offering me extra functionality for the lazy facial ornament I lug around on my flawless face. But Nope. I have a phone that does all the things Glass does, and I'm just fine with that. Call me a Luddite. I do not care...
Even scarier to me is how I'm aware of how irrational and unfounded this hate is, yet I can't seem to stem it! However, even my distaste for the eyewear wouldn't stop me from sharing the video they had FKA twigs direct for the product. It's just too good and I'm not that cruel.
Damn you Google and your
Monday, 20 October 2014
Anyone else remember Gwen Stefani saying she was done with the solo stuff? Wait, let me confirm this isn't me making up rumors again...Ok, here it is: No Doubt's Gwen Stefani: 'I never want to make another solo album' . I guess the exposure from being a judge on The Voice USA was too much of an opportunity not to capitalise on. Smart.
Ever wondered how, or if even, Mariah Carey bothers warming up her voice anymore? Well the Diva's latest Instagram shines a little light on that very subject, today.
Sure, her practicing whistle notes with a
Friday, 17 October 2014
No words....just Gif...#Dead.
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- Try not to get too perverted- this site needs to basically be "safe for work".
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- It would be nice if it stuck to music, but it's not a requirement! So talk about news, current events, how you're getting your hair done next time you hit the hairdresser! Whateves, really!
- No nasty comments aimed at other users.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Yesterday I posted on US export, Taylor Swift, and her snoozefest of a showing at the X-Factor UK. (Remember that? I barely do, so don't beat yourself up if you don't.)
Today, in a reversal of sorts, I present a UK export- Ms.Jessie J- returning the favor and performing on US Show, Dancing With The Stars. Like yesterday, let me keep this post short and swift with a gif summation of this live medley of Bang Bang and Burnin' Up':
Monday, 13 October 2014
The future is here! Say hello to tomorrow's Diva, the computer generated Hatsune Miku.
Being billed as the world's first virtual pop star (The Gorillaz might have something to say about that), this anime-inspired monstrosity has already graced The Late Show stage with her holographic presence. And God help me, after a second listen, I'm actually getting into it....
Taylor Swift's latest hit, Shake It Off, still hasn't made any impression on me- which is strange.
Usually this Diva's music grows on me over time, but this, her most unabashedly pop-infused, is still doing nada for me. I wonder if that means I won't be enjoying her next album. Well, that's something to worry about later, for now, let's concern ourselves with the present: her performance on the X-Factor UK.