Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Hande Yener - The Turkish Cheryl Cole!
Hande Yener is one of Turkey's biggest pop stars. The glamorous dance diva has sold millions of albums at home and racked up four #1 hits. She has also spent far too much time watching Cheryl Cole videos on YouTube. Under normal circumstances that would be an instant deal breaker but Hande's thievery is so blatant that I can't help but admire her shamelessness. Like Ami Suzuki before her, this Turkish delight has
stolen borrowed an idea from a western counterpart and made it better. "Sopa-Yasak Aşk" is a catchy little synth-pop tune that's only a cheesy chorus away from Eurovision fodder. And I mean that as a compliment. I love the quirky mix of sounds and think the language sounds beautiful. Can somebody please tell me what she's singing about? It's probably something like "Hadise is a cheap slut". You can just tell Hande would cut a bitch that stood in her way! Which is probably what attracted her to a violent criminal like Cheryl Cole. Although it's hard to tell if the Turkish stunner is paying tribute to the Girls Aloud has-been or taking the piss. All I know is that the "Sopa-Yasak Aşk" video clip (below) is a virtual remake of "3 Words". And despite resembling Lady GaGa without make-up, Hande effortlessly manages to show up - excuse me while I vomit - England's sweetheart. The natural beauty's fierce attitude makes Cheryl look like a piece of wet lettuce, while her ability to actually hold a note adds to the embarrassment. A big thank you to Mert for bringing this icon to my attention. Now brace yourself for the Hande experience!