Sunday, July 30, 2006

I guess I got it bad, and that ain't good

This is Aleksander Denstad With. Or Aleksander Denstad. Or Aleksander With. Which makes searching for information about him very fun.

In between confusing us with his name, Aleksander found time to win the most recent season of Norwegian Idol, which finished a few months ago. I'd like to tell you more about him, but all I can find (and understand) is that he is the youngest winner of Norwegian Idol and that, at some point on the show, he performed two songs by Gavid DeGraw, Seal's "Kiss From A Rose," and Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," which at least shows good taste in music. A lot of the songs he performed on Idol had a little bit of a rock edge, which might give us an indication of his future direction.

A Little Too Perfect--Aleksander's first post-Idol single, which probably gives you an idea of what to expect. However, though this song definitely has its power ballad elements, it's also a little faster than most Idol winners' first singles. It's not really complex, but there's lots of piano and, in general, it has a fun, upbeat tone.

To buy Aleksander's single, "A Little Too Perfect," you can go here (digital version).

Since this is such a short post, I'll also bring you some other Idol-related news that you all probably know already, since it's been out for a month or so, but I just heard it. Clay Aiken's next album will be called A Thousand Different Ways, and the online American Idol blog lists it as being released September 19. That date is still unconfirmed, but it should be out this year. A studio version of a song Clay performed while on tour has leaked. It's still a rough cut and there's a good chance it won't be on the album (some people have speculated that it is from an apparently scrapped 2005 album), but, even though it's nothing revolutionary, I do like it.

1000 Days

Thanks so much to I'm Always Right and Cure for Bedbugs for including me in their links sections; they are both amazing sites and, if you haven't ever seen them before, you should definitely go look at them.

Next up: I'm officially back, so daily updates will resume! There are probably more good songs by Norwegian Idol contestants, but I don't know them (any tips?), so the next post will most likely be about a Swedish singer.


Paul said...

clay aiken? I just can't take the geezer seriously. he is soooo dweeby and i seriously can't believe any man or woman would find him attractive. i did quite like solitaire though and perfect day. PS Ryan Malcolm is quite good i will email you some tracks!

Poster Girl said...

If attractiveness was a requirement for being a good popstar, I'd have a lot fewer artists I like :) Though, if they are good looking, it is a definite plus. I can't imagine Clay ever really trying to make it in the UK, so you should be able to escape him.

And, ooo, looking forward to the Ryan Malcolm tracks!

Jo said...

Hi, My name is Jo, I'm from Norway.!
I have a english/norwegian fanpage about Aleksander With, if you want more info! He uses Aleksander With BTW;)
Anjoy the page:p

mayami said...

Aleksander with's music sounds very comfortable!!

especially,kiss from rose.Excellent!! ^_^