Ju­lia Michaels throws it back to the 1990s

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TRACK OF THE WEEK Ju­lia Michaels-Ju­lia Uh Huh Michaels may write huge bangers for mega stars( Se lena’ s Hands to My­self and Bieber’s Sorry) but when it comes to her solo stuff, she throw sit back to 1990 sin died iv as. Lis­ten to Uh Huh in com­pan­ion with Liz Phair’s Why Can’ t I and tell us we’ re wrong. Com­par­isons aside, it’s the lit­tle de­tails that make this track ad­dic­tive– the way her voice catches on the cho­rus’ ‘uhhuh’ and the sexy slide of the elec­tric gui­tar hint at un­told pos­si­bil­i­ties.

Hero of the week is Chris­tine and the Queens, who told the BBC that she wanted to make the charts mul­ti­lin­gual .“I hope Justin Bieber is go­ing to do a French song, so we can have a 100 per cent French sin­gle in the UK. Let’s go crazy .” She went on ,“I’ ve been fid­dling about with Ital­ian and Span­ish a bit my­self. I’m just mas­ter­ing two lan­guages for now. But I’ d love to use more. With ev­ery lan­guage comes a mu­sic, a way to sing, away to de­scribe the world. An English man thinks slightly dif­fer­ently than a French man.”

Mean­while, Will Young told Bry­ony G or don’ s telegraph pod­cast the back­ground to his Strictly de­par­ture .“I was re­ally ill. I was drag­ging my­self to re­hearsals. I just couldn’t do it any­more. It was so bad I thought–I’m not jo king–I thought about break­ing my leg”. He ex­plained that his PT SD had stopped him from com­pet­ing .“I de­cided to take on Strictly be­cause I bloody love danc­ing. And I bloody hated it, be­cause I was so ill.”

Zero of the week is the lack of hiphop on The X Fac­tor, Snoop Dogg told the Metro. “Si­mon knows I want to find him a hip-hop staron The X Fac­tor. There is so much hip-hop tal­ent on the streets of the UK– but they ain’t got no­body to de­velop it. I told him I would clear my sched­ule to come and help out at the au­di­tion stages and find him a global hip-hop star and he seems in­ter­ested–he knows the value of find­ing one. The X Fac­tor has done great at find­ing pop stars, but it still hasn’t found a hip-hop star”.

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