X Factor hopefuls
5 years of sucess
JLS aka Jack the Lad Swing have well jacked it all in to go there separate ways. For once in my life I was not surprised by this break up. Since the rise of 1D the boys popularity declined resulting in them resorting to becoming the latest trend of Americanization.
Back in there debut days the boys were unstoppable with thier cheeky charm and catchy songs. Their music was pop but pop at its best with a clever hint of rnb.
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Than its like the boys got bored and along came the sampling and changing of vocals on songs. JLS have four incredible voices and to hear them using voice enhancers really annoyed me.
They took the road changing their sound that I just didn't like and many fans were loosing interesting as every album was different. Too much to take if you ask me.
Why they didn't stick to the sound of their early days confuses me.
So we have lost another boy band but this one I don't think will be missed in the music industry bar the legions of fans who are short of killing themselves by the twitter updates there posting. But another boy band is ready to take on their crown (Union J )
Cinema is an industry. Economics has always played a part in the shaping of the of the film industry. The way that decisions are made to make a film can determine the way that film lovers and fans think about and talk about films. When the industry adapted to using merchandise as a way of marketing the film and also add to the revenue generated from the film.
Look at how the globalization of the Hollywood film industry has changed the way we see cinema. In country after country the Hollywood experience took hold. Studios built multiplex theaters in foreign country's to guarantee enough screens to showcase the latest Hollywood films.
Studios began to outsource work from their US counterparts for cheaper production and labour causing a debate within the industry. Still today labour is more outsourced than people realise. Most of the budget for a film is now spent on the gaining of an international film star as their profile alone will generate people to flock to see the film.
A major part of the industry is the Blockbuster. Basically a film shown in different countries that generates hype and a load of money for the studio responsible. One of the first blockbusters ever released was the Godfather and to this day still is one of the best blockbusters to ever grace the cinema screen.
Peter Bart says
''Today a movie is unveiled, not with a quietly orchestrated build, but with a cosmic paroxysm, a global spasm of hype involing giant marketing partners like McDolands and a profile-gate network on the Super Bowl or the Olympics?''
Films are just another form of entertainment a mist amongst competitors and a money making scheme. The latest technology has lead to the studio and film makers reselling the film over and over again. The consumer will buy the ticket to see the film, buy the DVD, than buy the special edition and possibly the collectors edition to celebrate an anniversary of a film e.g. Grease 25th Anniversary Edition.
Directors are now been forced to leave things out and save them for the DVD. Therefor downgrading the film in order for the studio to release a product with unseen footage to have a unique selling point. In which film lovers will buy into and purchase the DVD.
Bringing back the retro ‘Barberpop’ sound from the 40’s while featuring a few beats of hip hop these 4 girls from Newcastle are onto something sweet.
The band is made up of 4 talented singers, Rachel Cook, Jennifer Davies, Zita Frith and Rosie Winter who have released their stunning 3 track EP, Barberpop. Filled with vocals that are pitch perfect and perfectly thought out beats it’s enough to get you hooked.
Each and every song on the EP flow into one another with ease, with lyrics that are bound to get embedded in your head. The girl’s voices blend so effortlessly together proving that these girls were born to sing together. The beats are funky and modern with the Barberpop style it’s enough to make you want to dance. There is defiantly room in the charts for these girls.
The songs tell a story of love heartbreak and playing men at their own game which is exactly what ladies want to hear. Superb debuts from the new girls on the block. Keep an eye and ear out for these girls because I’m sure 2013 will be there year.
It’s still clear to see that Pete is struggling to cope since the death of his brother Andrew. As the tour takes him to Leeds, Road Manager Carl plans a boys day out to em shoot pigeons. As the freezing weather gets a grip Pete isn’t in the mood.
We see Peter get his children ready for school and been the doting father that he is. He decides to visit Andrews grave were back in the car he completely breaks down. It’s a very sad moment that many viewers will fight to hold back the tears.
As his last gig of the tour comes to close we see all Pete’s family and friends turn up to a bitter sweet concert for him as the tour has been so successful but at one of the hardest and toughest times of his life.
We see Pete head to Malta with girlfriend Emily to receive the award for Best International Artist at the Malta Music Awards. We see people appreciate him for his music as he performs and not just for his celebrity status.
As the episode closes we see Pete redecorate Andrews’s room as it holds to many sad memories. As he turns to daughter Princess for help we see a grief stricken Pete break down. An episode were we get to see a very vulnerable Pete where we all realise that while he is a celebrity he still is a normal person who is learning to deal with his grief after losing his brother.
Peter Andre is back and the cameras are on him once again with the return of his hit ITV 2 show, My Life. In this episode we see that Pete is still grief- stricken following the death of his brother Andrew, who untimely lost his battle with cancer last year.
We see Pete hit the road to finish the postponed dates of the arena tour that he cancelled due to Andrews’s illness and death. It’s just four weeks since Andrew passed away and we see Pete struggle through rehearsals and meeting his legions of adoring fans. The only solace he gets is when he performs on stage.
We see Pete brave his first public appearance since the death of his brother to the National Television Awards. But don’t fret he has his gorgeous girlfriend Emily by his side. We get to see the loving father that he is to his two children when they head out on a family trip.
As Pete heads to Bournemouth he meets a young girl who suffered from a life threating illness whose dying wish was to meet him, pushed him to breaking point which causes him to leave the room of the meet and greet. A scene that would even make a grown man cry. Never far away is the past as we see Pete having to make a comment on twitter that he hadn’t done any interviews or commented on the dilemma of Katie Prices new marriage.
(Published 15th April http://musicreviewunsigned.com/2013/04/15/sarah-dooley/ )
At just the tender age of 16 Sarah Dooley from Dublin Ireland is taking YouTube by storm. With over 1,700 subscribers and 224,000 views it’s no wonder that she is number 2 on the pop raver nation chart.
Sarah told me that ‘’My passion for singing just came out of nowhere I always loved music and would always listen to music and somehow any worries or cares seem to fade when I listen to it.’’
Sarah was just 14 when she decided to start covering songs and place them on YouTube.
‘’My mum overheard me and ran up the stairs and asked me to repeat the song I had just sung and said OMG Sarah you have a voice and booked me into my first recording studio… Since then I have never looked back.’’
Sarah counts Christina Perri as her inspiration due to her passion and hard work that she puts into her music. Sarah described that she covers songs that suit her voice but also she likes to cover the songs that she likes to singing along to.
I asked her would she ever consider entering X Factor and she replied ‘’No I have entered one competition and I got through to the Semi Finals of the All Irelands where I got knocked out….. it has knocked my confidence for six …’’ I was shocked when Sarah admitted that her fear of the music industry was holding her back.
‘’A singing career would be perfect but on the other hand I feel I may not be able to handle the slating and abuse that comes with been successful. But hopefully when I am mature and wiser I would be able to handle it.’’
With her YouTube channel views always on the rise Sarah is humble for the lovely comments that are posted about her singing. The fact that her cover of Rihanna’s Stay has soared past the 100 thousand mark she was shocked by the reaction ‘’I remember saying to myself my goal was to get at least 100,000 on one of my covers and without thinking about it has risen quite quickly and still continues to rise.’’
Asking Sarah of the chance of hearing original material on YouTube she admitted she has always wanted to write her own material. ‘’I have tried and nothing I guess the time is not right yet and maybe when I am older and experience relationships I will be able to write my own music.’’
Sarah told me how she doesn’t play any music instruments but that she would love to. She admitted that she tried to learn the keys for Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri and she ‘’found it came quite easily to me’’. Maybe a video of her guitar learning skills may appear on YouTube one day.
Sarah is also an avid Irish dancer but admitted that she will never mix the two together. ‘’They both mean different things to me and give me totally different feelings’’. Having been dancing since the age of 9 and winning the Dublin’s, Leinsters (twice), All Irelands and the Words it’s a wonder how Sarah fits in anytime for signing.
‘’It’s the only thing that keeps me going. (dancing) But it’s nice to know that I have talent in singing also and maybe one day my future will be singing who knows.’’
In ten years’ time Sarah hopes to be successful happy and living in L.A. ‘’I would love to inspire people in whatever path I take.’’ If her voice is anything to go by this young Irish girl has a very bright future in front of her.