Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Emeli Sandé: Read All About It Part III

Emeli Sandé has undoubtably, one of the best voices in Britain. With the past few weeks being revolved around our home-grown sporting heroes like Jessica Ennis, Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, it was great that the Olympic Closing Ceremony coud focus on another large aspect of British culture- music. Celabrating the best of British music from the past couple of decade, the world world was stunned by perfomances including a Jessie J and Queen colaboration, George Michael, Muse and probably most memorably, Emeli Sandé.

The incredibly talented muscian from Aberdeen, Scotland was given the chance to perform possibly the biggest performance of her life ever. She was given the chance to showcase true British music at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. And she did not dissappoint. Emeli presented us with a gossebumpingly good perfomance of Read All About It: Part III, which was the 3rd part to an original collab with Proffesor Green. This tingling perfomance was unbelievably stunning and melted the hearts of not only Britons watching, but those watching worldwide. It was a truely sensational perfomance.

Here, you can here the song that Emeli sang at the Closing Ceremony, but this actual version was sung in her hometown of Aberdeen. Enjoy this stunning and moving perfomance and be prepared to get goosebumps!

-Rachel Louise xo

Girls Aloud: Will We Ever See A Reunion?

Girls Aloud. Possibly my favourite girl band of all time. Ever since they burst onto the scene on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, I've loved every single musical track that has been sung by Cheryl, Kimberly, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah, most commonly known as Girls Aloud. When the girls made the drastic decision to split, fan throughout the UK and indeed throughout the world were devastased about the split. Although all of the band members 'promised' to reunite after a year, we are still sat here, 4 or so years later still waiting for this reunion to happen.

Girls Aloud in 2002, fresh from Popstars: The Rivals (credit: www.virginmedia.com)

Hopefully we haven't seen the last of Girls Aloud, as one of the nation's favourite girl band celebrate their 10th year anniversary in November. Surely, this is all the motivation they need to reunite and show the world they still have more to give. However, with all the girls drifting off in different directions since the split (for example Cheryl releasing 3 albums and Nicola branching out into creating cosmetic brand 'Dainty Doll' for those with porcalin skin), it seems as if all of the girls are happy and satifised with the career choice they are pursuing atm.

Girls Aloud at the Brit Awards in 2005 (credit: www.virginmedia.com) 

But the Spice Girls did it. So did Take That. 2 of Britains most successful pop bands went through rough spots and eventually reunited. This fact is promising, as it shows it's not impossible for GA to follow in the foot steps of these famous band and finally reunite. And boy if they did reunite, I'm sure it wouldn't take long for their massive fan base to grow back. Admit it, your a big GA fan deep down. I'm sure if 'The Promise' came onto the radio, you would find youself singing along. Well, I certainly do.

Girls Aloud in 2008, just a year before they split (credit: www.thefashpack.onsugar.com)

I can't wait until November, to finally discover if all of the rumours are true and Girls Aloud will finally reunite. I've waited long enough and so has the rest of the nation. Come on girls, get back together and start producing some fab new music!

Will we ever see this logo on a CD cover or iTunes produc(credit: www.seeklogo.com)
-Rachel Louise xo