Tuesday, October 23, 2007

An Australian Icon And Four Fabulous Divas

All hail the return of a true Australian icon! Tina Arena has been snapped up by EMI and is planning to release new material in Australia for the first time since being dumped by Sony in 2004. I'm incredibly excited by this. Tina has been a favourite of mine since Young Talent Time and no other local diva comes close to matching her powerful pipes. The new album is titled "Songs Of Love And Loss" and appears to be a covers album of tracks by the likes of REM, Burt Bacharach, Carole King and Dusty Springfield. What's more, Tina is about to embark on a national tour with a 35 piece orchestra to celebrate her return. You can order your tickets from Ticketmaster. Wild sex with George Clooney couldn't keep me away!

In other happy news, my favourite girlband - Young Divas - are back with a fierce new track, "Turn Me Loose". The song is a cover of Loverboy's 80s classic and is another slice of pop trash heaven. The presence of an obese rent-a-rapper just makes the whole experience even more hilarious. Girls Aloud and the Sugababes wish they could be this fabulous. New member, Jessica Mauboy, fits in nicely and the song is a fantastic choice. The divas' sexy stylist Gary Leeson has been working overtime. The ladies all look amazing. Paulini's "sex hair" weave is the hottest thing I've seen in ages. I just hope Team Sony open their wallets and commission some decent remixes this time around. "Turn Me Loose" is released on the 19th of November and can be pre-ordered here. Welcome back, girls! Make sure you check out the Divas' amazing performance of the song on last night's Australian Idol.

12 comments:

Martin said...

Haha, it's nice to see the Young Diva's giving Casey Donovan a chance to "drop it like it's hot".... That was her, right??

Mike said...

LOL! I think that's the hip hop "superstar" otherwise known as Savage!

Adem IAR said...

VERY pleased to hear about Tina Arena - that Metro Remix of Symphony Of Life is farrrking DIVINE. Much like the actual Divine really.

Young Difas... the song could do without the rap, I fucking hate that bit. It could have been so beautiful...

Mike said...

I love the rap - it's so random and it makes me giggle! The Divas are too fabulous for words.

JoseViruete said...

OMG! A LOVERBOY COVER! And by a pure pop act, no less! I love the Get Lucky album!

Mike said...

Get Lucky is a great album. I love the sleazy cover - nothing gets me going like red leather!

Ro Ro said...

Tina! Tina Arena!? And it's not french? Faints!!

Mike said...

No more hideous French rubbish! I almost fainted too. I've been playing "Just Me" and "Strong As Steel" in Tina's honour ever since!

Anonymous said...

Look out Australia, Tina Arena IS BACK!!! She is releasing her new album, Songs Of Love And Loss on December 1st '07. Concert dates, for the Melbourne Art center are December 28th, The Sydney Opera house, 2nd and 3rd of January '08. Its all good and she is doing some awesome covers as well as remakes of some of her greatest hits. Im dying to hear her sing REM's Everybody Hurts. With Tina's power house vocals she'll blow the Opera house right into the water with some of these classics! Welcome back to Australia's own Diva sensation, Tina Arena!
This is one lady you wont want to miss on tour.

Mike said...

Tina?

Blake NZ said...

I have always loved her French tracks! THAT'S WHY SHE'S HUUUGGGEEE IN EUROPE! No matter what she sings and in whatever language in may be... She is a goddess!

NO ONE IN AUSTRALIA CAN SING IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN AND FRENCH!

Tina is there anything you can't do???

I'm going to the Sydney concert to see you hunny!

Chrissy xox said...

love you Tina Arena! glad ure back!