Emeli Sandé has shared her thoughts on the Band Aid single – and she isn’t mincing her words!
Following a week of critiscism about the Band Aid 30 Christmas single in aid of the Ebola crisis, Emili felt it was time to address the situation.
In her statement she says she feels that not only are changes needed in the lyrics – but that a whole new song is actually required!
The singer shared a statement on her Twitter account, writing: “Dear friends, Yes, I agree the lyric needed changing, In fact I feel a whole new song is required. Angelique Kidjo and I made and sang our own edits. Unfortunately, none of these made the final cut … there is no doubt in my mind or heart that this project came from a place of pure and respectful intent … I am so proud of my Zambian heritage. No offence or disrespect to the beautiful and prosperous continent was ever intended … I apologise if the lyrics of the song have caused offence. I wish the changes had been kept but that is out of my control.”
Hmm, it sounds like this year’s Band Aid initiative is not going well at all. Just recently, Lily Allen also blasted the song, saying that she opted out because she felt the entire thing was “smug”.
This is truly excellent.
Another video has been made of Barack Obama singing famous songs and this time it's one of our all time favourites.
Watch as the President of the United States sings (well, sort of!) Iggy Azalea's summer hit, Fancy.
Now if only we could get him to actually do it…!
This unknown woman was filmed singing Halo by Beyonce at a subway platform in Brooklyn, New York. This lady has some serious talent.
Wow is just about all we can say right now!
Coláiste Lurgan have done another epic cover, this time it’s Coldplay’s Sky Full of Stars (as Gaeilge, of course!).
With a little help from Seo Linn‘s Keith O Briain, this crowd totally rocked it and it’s just unbelievable!
Ed Sheeran is back and has revealed a teaser of his new single ahead of its release tomorrow.
Fans of the A-Team singer will be rushing to have a sneak peek at his new single Sing on his YouTube channel.
The single, which is produced by Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams, will feature on his forthcoming studio album titled X; or ‘multiply’.
The singer first announced the single on Friday on his Instagram saying, “Lots of other stuff happening this weekend leading up to it, so watch this space…. #sing.”
The song will go on sale upon release in all countries except the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia – where the track will instead be released as part of an EP in a month’s time.
“Just the way that the countries radio’s work, but you’ll get a full EP of cool s**t further down the line,” the singer explained.
Something tells us it’ll be worth the wait.
Who could have guessed this sweet looking nun could belt out an Alicia Keys’ song with so much welly on talent TV show The Voice, Italy.
Sing it sister!