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What can we say? The wait was torturous but it was worth it for so many reasons.

Like many concerts in Singapore, an overly enthusiastic crowd will start to form outside the concert venue hours before showtime. And the attendees of Selena Gomez's Revival World Tour were no exception to this phenomenon.

Okay, maybe it was not much of a phenomenon because Cornetto was giving out free ice cream cones. So you do the math: Singaporeans + free things. Yup, we figured you knew the answer too. Other than the complimentary treats, long lines were formed both at the merchandise booth as well as in front of the backdrop to take pictures with Selena's colourful head. Because let's be real, that was probably the closest Selenators will ever get to the queen herself without M&G passes.

And just when you thought that those were the longest lines you will ever see that night, you couldn't be more wrong. When the doors opened at 7pm, the LONGEST line started to form from the entrance of the stadium all the way to the bridge and back! The snake line was inevitable because security was REALLY REALLY TIGHT that night. It was not your typical "poke stick in bag" kind of security check. Every single concert-goer had their bags THROUGHLY checked and had to go through a FULL BODY CHECK by having the beeping sensors swiped from their necks down to their toes by security.

Security was probably stricter than you have ever experienced at concerts held in Singapore because of the numerous attacks around the world especially after Christina Grimmie's tragic sudden passing. And because of the strict security checks, we missed the entire opening act of homegrown singer Gentle Bones. We are sorry mate. More than half of the night's crowd was still queuing very impatiently outside while the singer performed his set. Well, we found this video online of him performing his latest single Geniuses & Thieves if you would like to check it out.

Overly excited, the crowd started to scream and stand on their feet even before the newly turned 24-year-old singer appeared on stage to start off her show with a intro version of Revival. She followed her set with previous hit singles like Same Old Love as well as Come & Get it before proceeding to belt to Sober.

After which a video montage of SelGo looking like a model started to play and the crowd went crazy for some reason. Maybe it was the anticipation for the costume change which Sel changed into a black leather pants and what looked like drapes on her body. With that killer outfit, she sang Good For You along with the crowd who sang at the top of their lungs as though they didn't need them for breathing purposes. Survivors was a spectacle to watch as the dancers were ON POINT and you can't help but attempt to try and dance along.

To bring us back in time, Gomez did a throwback with Slow Down and Love You Like A Love Song which she didn't sing most of the chorus. It really puzzled us as to why she only sang the verses of the song.

Selena mentioned that the next song requires a little crowd participation and introduced the ultimate crowd-favourite, Hands To Myself! She probably didn't have to ask us to snap along and we would have gladly done so by ourselves anyways. "I mean I could but why would I want to" was the LOUDEST line sang by the Selenators that very night. It was sang (or rather shouted) with such great volume to the point that we couldn't even hear Selena singing it.

Another video montage was played and this time, the songstress walked out wearing a long simple black dress with her hair done in a low ponytail to sing Who Says. She described the song when she was a lot younger and being 24 now, she felt that she needs this song more than she did back then. She continued to say that she feels so fortunate that a girl like her from Texas is about to live out her dreams thousands of miles away from home.

Her piano lessons definitely paid off as Sel played it so well while singing one of her favourite worship songs Transfiguration. She took us to church and back man! She made a smooth transition into Nobody before we performed a new song Feel Me for everyone. #privilege

After new material was presented, the band started playing Mexican music as two HUMONGOUS roses started to sprout from the ground until it reached the ceiling. THAT WAS SO STRANGE but Selena came out wearing this black translucent body suit with a silver strip singing Me & My Girls followed by Me & The Rhythm that made everything not that weird after all. Body Heat ended with everyone dancing their way backstage, leaving one very talented dancer and an electric guitarist who totally rocked out and left their hearts on stage.

Covering Eurythmic's Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Gomez rocked out to it in an orange ensemble while assuring the crowd that she'll come back to Singapore again and urging everyone to dance it all out before everyone goes home. The bubble of joy introduced the next song Kill Em With Kindness as one that has got her through so much. The choreography with the orange exercise balls was so cool and everyone was basically in awe of the whole spectacle.

The show ended with a dance party to I Want You To Know before Selena Revival-ed her way off stage. And that was it. The crowd was definitely not impressed with how the show ended because it just stopped so abruptly. WE NEED MORE or rather, the ending could have been grander and more spectacular than just walking to the back of the stage before disappearing.

In conclusion, we really enjoyed ourselves and Selena's presence with of course, the hits. We just felt that the backing track was too overpowering and kind of over-shadowed everything else. And Singapore was blessed with the new outfits, that's basically what the rest of the world said.

We love you Selena, please come back soon as you promised! (:

Setlist:

1. Revival (Intro)
2. Same Old Love
3. Come & Get It
4. Sober
5. Good For You
6. Survivors
7. Slow Down
8. Love You Like A Love Song
9. Hands To Myself
10. Who Says
11. Transfiguration (Hillsong Worship Cover)
12. Nobody
13. Feel Me
14. Me & My Girls
15. Me & The Rhythm
16. Body Heat
17. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics cover)
18. Kill Em With Kindness
19. I Want You To Know
20. Revival

Photo Credit: smg-news, @nadiaquilla, @selenagomezcansing, @tcheriset on Instagram, @gomezswifts, @therevivaltour on Twitter

Wait what, does that mean she's impersonating herself?

The legendary Céline Dion made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and of course when such a powerhouse is in the building, you gotta play a few rounds of Wheel of Musical Impressions with her!

Her eccentric personality shone through as she impersonated some of the best-selling recording artists like Cher, Rihanna, and Sia to little fun tunes like Frère Jacques, Row Row Row Your Boat and Hush Little Baby respectively. She even chipped in when it was Jimmy's turn to give her best impersonation of the late king of pop.

As we all know, the Wheel of Musical Impressions is such an iconic segment of the show where other singers have impersonated the My Heart Will Go On singer. And since Céline is such a fan of the segment, she got annoyed when Jimmy was explaining the mechanics of the game to her. Céline had obviously watched Ariana Grande's spot on impression of herself.

In between talking about other things and not wanting to record the iconic Titanic song, she impersonated Ariana's impression of her on the show. Let's just say, IT WAS HILARIOUS and creepily accurate. She went on to express her love for the pop princess' talent. And like the song, she went on and on about Ari's short stature. Oh Céline!

 

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Remember Only The Young?

Former band members Charlie George and Parisa Tarjomani of the previously existing band Only The Young have reunited to cover We Don't Talk Anymore by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez.

It has been quite some time since the 4-piece band have gone their separate ways in November of 2015 after they finished in seventh place on the eleventh series of The X Factor back in 2014. What we find truly saddening is that the band had been together for what seemed forever before they competed in the singing talent competition. It felt as though not winning the competition or rather not getting signed to a record label failed to keep them together, as though their love for music and friendship was not enough.

After the group announced their split, they have gone on to venture on several different projects individually. But we figured that since Parisa and Charlie have been friends for the longest among the four, they decided to reunite to collaborate on a cover together. And the song choice was rather fascinating and interesting altogether.

"We Don't Talk Anymore" sounded like a subliminal message to their ex-band members. Like hey, we used to live together and do everything together, but it's no longer the same till the point that we don't talk anymore because of a public fallout on Twitter. Well, we could be wrong about this interpretation. But it just seems like there is more than meets the eye of this particular song choice.

 

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Influences -> Resemblance.

Shawn Mendes did it yet again. Just when we thought that he topped his game with Treat You Better, Shawn surprised us with his second single Ruin from his upcoming album together with its music video.

The 17-year-old can be seen performing his little heart out with his guitar in the black and white music video that was filmed in Madison Square Garden. Can you believe that with just 17 years of life, one of our favourite Canadians is producing such a mature sound and managed to stay humble throughout his entire ride in the industry?

However, a minority probably thought that he's too young and could not have pulled off such an incredible tune by himself. These group of people pointed out that his latest track resembled Gravity by John Mayer.

Well, we definitely got some John Mayer vibes in this song and the young star has cited the legend to be a great influence in his music career so there will definitely be some resemblance in their music styles. It's amazing to see that although Shawn has many musical influences like Mayer and Ed Sheeran, he still manages to curate his very own sound that is so unique to him. Kudos to you Shawn!

So we would just like to say that everyone has influences in life and sometimes resemblances are inevitable. So don't call Shawn out for blatantly copying John Mayer's Gravity. This is not considered plagiarism, it only is when great similarities between two projects are undeniable.

 

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Goosebumps everywhere.

Shawn Mendes has been seen "beaten up" by an indivisible force several times in his music videos, and it was no exception in his brand new Treat You Better masterpiece.

The 17-year-old has outdone himself again. In an all new era, the Stitches singer has reinvented himself while staying true to his roots by creating this new jam that we can't seem to get out of our heads. With the new album Illuminate coming up, we know that this will definitely be a new stage in the young star's career as this particular music video serves as a sneak peak of what's to come.

The mature concept of this music video really took us on some kind of an emotional roller coaster ride. Instead of having a cheesy storyline, the creative team on this project evoked some really strong emotions on the topic of domestic violence. Props to them as well as the actors who did such an amazing job on translating such intense emotions into an awareness of a real issue present in the world today.

Photo Credit: directlyrics, @darkestnighthour, @shawnscozycorner, @mendesgif, @annasfandom & @shawnmememories on Tumblr

Simply heartbreaking.

It has been slightly over a month since the world has lost the gorgeous and talented Christina Grimmie. They say that time will heal but the real question is how long does it really take to move on from such a tragic death of someone you once held so close. Family and friends have since paid their tribute to the beautiful soul through various ways. Some have made video montages, others have dedicated songs and personal messages to the late singer.

Tori Kelly was no exception. The singer-songwriter penned a soulful ballad which she titled Blink Of An Eye with some really honest and heartfelt lyrics that made us all cry uncontrollably. "Can't help but think who you would be if you just had the chance to turn 23" got us right in the feels. As Tori just turned 23 herself last December, she probably feels horrible thinking that Christina would never be 23. The song continues, "You had so much life left. Can't help but think it could've been me out there, chasing a dream when suddenly it all stops in a heartbeat." Wow, the senseless act could seriously have happened to anyone. And it just so happened to be Christina who was just a girl living out her dreams.

Tori mentions in the description box that writing this song was her way of expressing her still heavy heart but is comforted by the fact that she'll one day see Christina again in heaven. She continues to explain that although the tune was written for Christina, this is her way of mourning at the pain and brokenness in the world today. She ended it off by saying that life is so short with a bible verse from Revelation.

 

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How can a stalker be so creepy yet cool at the same time?

Nathan Hartono recently dropped some major acting and dancing skills in his brand new Electricity music video! From the song itself to the stylings of the MV, there's just so much to talk about so let's get on with it!

Firstly, Nathan can be seen dancing near the person he fancies at his workplace. Not only does he stalk her every move in the office, but he follows her closely when she goes to the supermarket to do grocery shopping. His love interest may look familiar to most of you as she is played by none other than the beautiful and talented Kimberly Wang from 987FM.

Other than the creepy stalking that goes on in the music video, the 25-year-old singer can be seen busting out some of his very own dance moves. It's definitely cheesy, but there's just something so attractive about it that you can't help but join in the weirdness of it all. Electricity dance party anyone?

We also need to applaud his two best friends who were willing to be creepy together with him. Not only do they have to wear seemingly matching suits to follow the fair maiden, but they also had to learn the choreography to the dance as well. It was all worth it in the end as we can see the two sharing a cute moment at what seems to be like a celebratory company event.

So what do you think of this piece of art? We have to admit, Electricity has been stuck in our heads ever since its release. It's just too catchy! "Come on over here~"

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Hartono Facebook

What owl are you talking about?

It's been quite some time since Louisa Johnson has joined forces with Clean Bandit to create a masterpiece song called Tears. The song was released a few months back and have been performed a few times on shows like Britain's Got Talent and the Summertime Ball.

With all those performances promoting the single, the anticipation for what Louisa's official first single (not counting Forever Young) of how its visual will portray her sound grew. Note that this is quite a special case for an X Factor winner, considering that Louisa's first project outside of the singing talent competition is a collaboration.

Obviously with every first project a musician puts out with their name plastered on it, it is gonna get some blatantly honest comments from the very opinionated people hanging around in the Internet realm. There are always going to be 2 sides - "Team Supporters" and "Team Haters".

For the supporters, it's always about showing nothing but love and praising the undeniable talent. As for the haters, let's just say they are nasty. Some of them were not satisfied with anything. The senseless comments ranged from saying that the owl that was featured in the music video is more famous than Louisa (the owl is Hedwig from Harry Potter) to rambling that she looks like a reptile to even the song being plain horrible to listen to.

Our response? Haters gonna hate, but we absolutely LOVE everything about Tears! So whatever haters!

Photo Credit: digitalspy & @nervousnotion on Tumblr 

Once a Belieber, always a Belieber.

For starters, let's just say that Justin Bieber fans also known as the Beliebers, are the ones that consist of the first fandom to possibly create a name for themselves.

The term of naming oneself a Belieber goes beyond the idea of not just associating yourself as someone who likes his music, it comes with the aggressive passion of not just memorising his every lyric but knowing his ENTIRE life. Having the database in your brain for everything Justin Bieber ranges from the knowledge his favourite hangs in the city to the hospital he was born in to even the length of his tongue when he first came out of Pattie's womb.

So #GrowingUpABelieber probably resonated with a lot of Beliebers who joined the family since the beginning of his career. Let's just go through some of our favourite tweets, shall we?

 

EXACTLY!!! We've always wondered why Baby is the only song that is registered as a JB tune... and then you catch these people jamming out to Love Yourself or Sorry like a few moments later... we just don't get it.

Forever and always jealous of this girl. When is the Biebs gonna surprise us in our bedrooms in the middle of the day? It's about time...

You gotta admit that at one point in your life, purple was your favourite colour because of Justin. You bought purple things because it reminded you of Justin, wore purple clothing because he did that on tour. And not only did his favourite colour influenced your day-to-day decisions in life, but that rap in Baby you worked so hard to perfection gave you hope that you could be a famous rapper one day. (WE STAND GUILTY)

As most Beliebers would agree, this was the hardest time for the fandom as it was the period where Justin was bearing all the consequences for his actions. Family and friends would ask why you would still want to be a fan of someone who has commit these kinds of unlawful acts. And we think that the best response for this is that one should not approve of such acts but stay by his side when he needs it the most and not leave him when times get bad.

Do share with us what it's like #GrowingUpABelieber by leaving us a tweet!

Photo Credit: telegraph, @purposemelody, @biebersgrills, @bieberinmind, @princxsscami and @radredhead_ on Twitter 

Thursday, 30 June 2016 15:49

10 Songs With The Same Name

That sounds familiar...

Have you ever heard a song title and think that it's another song but it isn't? Or have you googled a song and another artist of that same song name appears?

Over the course of many years throughout music history, there are just so many song titles that musicians have actually named based off whatever the song is about. It's hard to be original sometimes when the main influences in music are love and heartbreak. (that's just the hard truth but we are glad that there are many more creative sources of inspiration these days)

Inspired by badgalriri's latest tune for the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack, we present to you 10 songs with the same name!

 

1. Let It Go

by Frozen & James Bay

This was a little confusing at first. But we love both of these majorly successful tracks equally.

 

2. Heart Attack

by Demi Lovato & One Direction

Demi's song obviously had more recognition than the 1D hit because it was her first single off DEMI.

 

3. Na Na Na

by One Direction & Pentatonix

Running out of words? Na na na...

 

4. Kiss and Tell

by Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

How strange that these two have songs of the same title...

 

5. Be Alright

by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber

Another track title by the Biebs but this time with the international pop princess.

 

6. Sledgehammer

by Fifth Harmony & Rihanna

The reason why this article exists^

 

7. 18

by One Direction & 5 Seconds of Summer

Apparently 18 will be the most significant time in your life... and oh my the drama that went down with these 2 songs.

 

8. Nobody's Perfect

by Jessie J & Hannah Montana

Let's throw it back, shall we?

 

9. Kiss Me

by Ed Sheeran & Olly Murs

Yes, gentlemen.

 

10. See You Again

by Miley Cyrus & Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Classic hits, we'll always see you again in the future.

*****

Are artists really running out of original song titles? We hope not!

Photo Credits: memegenerator