The release of a new demo in 2011 had my hopes rising that the Brummie was readying new material for a relaunch in 2012. But no new music appeared! Instead she turned up acting on the unintentionally hilarious, police mockumentary Crime Stories at the end of last year. Surprisingly, though surrounded by
However, I don't think we have to worry about Jamelia ditching music for Hollywood just yet, since Wikipedia has an album, Rebel, scheduled for release this year. So perhaps taking to the stage on the Ukraine version of X-Factor was the singers way of getting a little practice before a full on musical onslaught later this year....or it was just about the money!
The performance itself wasn't bad, but the top notes were a struggle for the singer with her voice wobbling uncontrollably as she attacked them. I think with some warm-ups, and better technique, she could definitely have hit and sustained them. But since the Sam Brown song- which I have loved since FOREVER- is a tough tune for anyone to sing, I'll cut Jamelia some slack...but only if she promises to deliver a new album this year!