In a time of crisis, isn’t it comforting to know that there are still things out there to live for? As an example: Shayne Ward, who we last saw in a re-enactment of the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” video, is hard at work on his third disc, with a summer target for release. While I recognize that I’m just a small blog on the huge superhighway of the Internet, could it be possible that Shayne read that last entry, and felt the need to make changes in his life (and diet)?
I’m training hard and believe me it’s hard work when you’ve got an instructor, ha he’s putting me through my paces, but it’ll all be worth it trust me.
Shayne, Shayne, Shayne. Don’t go changin’, to try and please us. You never let us down before. We blame all of the missteps in promoting “Breathless” on Simon Cowell and the record label. How else do you explain single-worthy songs like “Tangled Up” and “You Make Me Wish” never seeing the light of day, let alone the magic of half-naked scenarios for Shayne to make videos of. Interesting note in the January blog entry, though…there’s talk of a duet. Hmmm…wonder who his management team might think it’s a good idea for Shayne to duet with. Possibly another X-Factor winner who has already achieved success in the elusive American market? Only time will tell.
Speaking of duet partners riding coattails, can we talk about Colby O’Donis (or Adonis, as D’luv refers to him) for a moment? Talk about one of the luckiest guys on the face of the planet. Just 20 years old, and he already has 3 top 20 hits, including co-star billing with Akon and Lady GaGa, and a Grammy Nomination for “Just Dance” to boot. He’s only had one hit on his own (“What You Got”, which hit #14 on the Billboard Hot 100), but his handlers are hoping that a remix of “Let You Go” will fly at radio to keep the track record intact (check it out here). It sounds a LOT like “Let Me Love You” by Mario, but I’m not sure that this has hit written all over it, even though I like it. What do you all think?
my computer just shortcircuited from me drooling unattractively on the keyboard. Shayne, my heart belongs to you, but colby can watch 😛
I adore Colby’s part in “Beautiful.” That and the cheesy ’80s drum roll over the final chorus in “My Life Would Suck Without You” are probably my two favorite things on American radio at the moment.
Shayne news is ALWAYS welcome! I was just wondering what he was up to. A new album can’t come soon enough for me.
Perhaps Mr Ward did read your post..you nevah know! Stranger thangs have happened!
I love love loved “Breathless”. I hope for more good things from him! As for Colby — it took me forever to put the two and two together that “What You Got” was done by the same person who guested in “Just Dance”…but I’m rooting for him, I suppose.
And also, wanted to drop in and tell you that I gave you a Dardos Award. Check my blog for more details. 🙂
Shayne is way to awesome. He’s amazin’. I just can’t wait for his new record to come out.
Colby o’Donis is the Luckiest guy in the world this kids Handliers are doing everything right check out his myspace schedule OMG it reads like the who’s who in Entertainment and he is the niciest guy I’ve met he’s a real dude that sings about real things this new song Let you go is the bomb its on full rotation on all the major radio stations
Paul, how many of those keyboards do you go through a month?
PG, I liked “Beautiful” upon first listen, but it was Colby’s part that really caught my attention. The vocals fit that track perfectly. I love the fact that you had documented your first listen in my comments!
Yuri, you give me too much credit.
Mel, I’m way behind on my blogs this week, but thank you so much! Hope you know I’m a big fan of yours as well.
Ken, I have high hopes for the record, which means it will disappoint.
DJ JJ, have to admit I haven’t heard “Let You Go” on any stations yet, but I think he’s got a shot at another hit.
Hmm.. we’ll have to see about Colby. It seems like the label’s resources are tied up in other artists. If not this album, there’s still time. He’s so young!
Impressive blog. If you are on Facebook Shayne has a group there called Tell Him where fans can tell him directly what they like, or dislike and would like to see from him in the future. Check us out 🙂 x
Will-W, I’ve heard nothing about the new single making any impact, but maybe it’s bubbling under.
Tell Him, thanks so much for the compliment, and I will definitely check out the FB group.
agree with what you have to say re Shayne Ward and his record label, so many great tracks on the Breathless album that should have been released as singles ! He has done so well without any back up from them or the radio stations and his thousands of dedicated fans are eagerly awaiting his new album which will be amazing i know !