July 25, 2009



Okay, I'm gonna talk about the Pussycat Dolls. I think they're alright, they've sold out their albums, they've done their thing in the music industry. BUT what I don't get about them is Nicole Scherzinger. I mean, she's beautiful and hot and all that jazz right... but she IS ALWAYS THE GIRL AT THE FRONT! I think there's too much of emphasis on Nicole, really. What about the rest of the Dolls right? In their latest songs, Hush Hush and Jai Ho! (in which she pronounces Jai as Jay, I dunno why) the lead and background vocals were all done by her, and the PCD are there in the video, dancing along and basically doing nothing but flash their legs and smiles! The only thing the other PCDs did was sing 'Bai La! Bai La!'. There is simply complete neglect over the other girls in PCD.

Did you see the Jai Ho and Hush Hush video? This was Jai Ho was introduced, "A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger" and for Hush Hush is the same title except for A. P. Rahman obviously... he can't exactly be Jai Ho-ing in every video right. Since when did Nicole and the PCD become a separate act? Aren't they all supposed to be a team like they were when they started off asking Don't Cha a couple of years ago? It makes people wonder if she ever gave a (toot) about PCD (Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5). So anyway, Miss Scherzinger really needs to give some room for her bandmates to do their stuff, or not, what's the point of having a band when only one person is singing and doing everything? She might as well just disband from PCD and embark on a solo career.

And this was how the juice began to thicken. Lol.

Apparently, according to the Internet, the other PCDs are unhappy that Nicole is being overemphasised. Here's what I found in Wikipedia:

"Single release and controversy

It was confirmed that the new remix version of the song will be released to mainstream radio as the final release from Doll Domination. The original ballad version serves as the B-side and was released to some radio stations in the US on May 12, 2009 as well as digital download outlets. It will be released as a CD Single on July 13, 2009 in the UK and Europe. Amazon revealed the single promotional cover-art on 20 April 2009, which listed the single as "Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger".[1] The emphasis on Nicole Scherzinger as the featured artist caused controversy, as "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" also emphasized her as a featured singer. It sparked rumours that Nicole Scherzinger was leaving the group to continue her solo career, despite well below average sales for the singles from her 2007 shelved solo album release "Her Name Is Nicole". This also led to internal strife within the group as the other members were unhappy with the overemphasis on Scherzinger.[2] The tension surfaced onstage while the group opened for Britney Spears on their tour in Glendale, Arizona. Melody Thornton, on the verge of tears, addressed the crowd saying, "Thank you guys for supporting me, even though I'm not featured" and encouraging the audience to follow their dreams and to "never let anyone stomp on them, ever". After her outburst, she was high-fived by Jessica Sutta, indicating more of the Dolls were upset by the tagging and the over-emphasis on Scherzinger.[3][4]."


Really, Nicole should have taken the advise of her fellow colleague in the industry, Fergie, when she sang "You don't want no drama... no no drama, no no no no drama" in My Humps. And of course she didn't, and now she has the drama. But whatever, we aren't naive... we know celebrities live off these kinda things.

So another singer that I quite don't get now is Mariah Carey. She used to be an AWESOME singer. With a five-octave range, who wouldn't be awesome? But now, I just sigh... for a long time when I look at her now. First of all, ever since 2002, she became sultry and her songs took a completely different direction. I was like 'Mariah, no! What about your hero? Don't go!'. There are some current songs that she sang that was good but I feel that her passion in her songs have faded. I'm sure she still has it in her, but somehow she's choosing the commercialised way of being famous. This is just a personal opinion by the way.

But I really gotta give it to some singers now. Even though they're way passed their time, they are still singing like there's no tomorrow. And their voices are still in check! OR at least great for their age... Examples are like Cher, Tina Turner, Neil Sedaka, Rod Stewart... this is only a few I'm naming, there are others out there.

Anyway, I just posted this for mere bubbly fun and also to update this thing regularly enough now that I'm on holiday.

Have a good weekend everyone :)

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