Label: 19 Recordings - 82876 590662,S Records - 82876 590662,BMG UK & Ireland - 82876 590662 • Format: CD Album, Copy Protected • Country: UK • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal
What makes a pop star? Or maybe the question should more accurately be "What makes a Pop Idol? For the second series of Pop Idol, all the elements were back in place, the four judges, the ridiculous early auditions from people who couldn't hold a tune but believed they could, and eventually, ten singers going through to the live finals, televised every Saturday night during the final few months of Despite two good looking How Can Sorry Ever Mend A Broken Heart - Michelle* - The Meaning Of Love , Mark Rhodes and Sam Nixon Will and Gareth for series twoit was Michelle McManus a year-old Scottish singer with a big belting voice that won the day.
It wasn't so much for her Tagesmeldungen - Loriot - Loriots Festival abilities that Michelle known only by her first name received all the publicity, but for her outsized weight, which was really unfair, but that's the nature of the record business, which appears to have no room for Mama Cass types in the 21st century.
Melancholy In The Dark - N.R.Y.Y.* - Melancholy In The Dark (File) Michelle received public telephone votes out of sympathy or whether the public really wanted to see what 19 Entertainment, the company that was scheduled to sign the winner, would do with an overweight lady as their Pop Idol, or whether they were judging her solely on her big voice, we shall never know, but on the final evening when she was announced the winner, one of the judges, Pete Waterman stormed off the set before being asked to join in the post vote celebrations claiming that this was not his idea of a Pop Idol and he would have nothing to do with it.
As expected in the New Year, the song that Michelle had sung on the final show, "All This Time" was released as a single and shot straight to number Born On The bayou - Various - Chooglin` - A Tribute to the Songs of John Fogerty. One month later in February Tropics - Palm Highway Chase - Fantasy Recordings, her debut album was released.
Called The Meaning of Loveit reached number three but soon found its way shooting down the charts and into the bargain bins.
Unfortunately the album was either rushed, or badly planned because with a voice as big as Michelle McManus ' she should have been given a set of songs to showcase her undoubted talent.
She was not. The single "All This Time" was a sort of cross between an All Saints number and a typical charity single release while the second single, "The Meaning of Love" was a charity sounding record without the All Saints rhythm, without the multi-vocals, and without much of a tune either.
And after these two opening tracks, the album went downhill further with 12 other songs, all over produced medium paced ballads with louder than necessary backing orchestration, drowning any emotional content that Michelle may have given to the songs, all sounding very bland, tuneless, and unmemorable and nearly all with the same key change for the How Can Sorry Ever Mend A Broken Heart - Michelle* - The Meaning Of Love chorus. The most obvious example of blandness being the Nina Simone hit song "Feelin' Good" which is given a makeover here, devoid of any emotion and giving a lie to the possibility that the singer was indeed "feeling good.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 16, Styles Pop Idol.
Track Listing. All This Time. Michelle McManus. The Meaning of Love. Say It Isnt So. When the World Is Not Enough. Too Fast Too Slow. Cast the First Stone. One Life. Feeling Good. Ill Never Know. More Than Anything. Once in a Lifetime.
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