Sunday, July 28, 2013
You will find her, you'll find her next to....Alejandro!?!
Over recent years, a familiar weapon used in any pop star's bid for world domination and/or expansion into different linguistic markets is the bilingual duet. Flashback about 10 years or so and you may remember Ronan Keating duetting with what seemed like every female singer in every European country to ensure that he made that country's charts.
Now, in 2013, we have Emeli Sande, who has enjoyed massive international success over the past couple of years, (although personally speaking her music leaves me cold), but obviously she now feels the need to conquer that lucrative Spanish-speaking market. So what better than a duet with none other than one of my favourite Spanish megastars, Alejandro Sanz? Alejandro is of course no stranger to an international duet, having shared the microphone with the likes of The Corrs and Alicia Keys over the years. This time he's doing some Spanish-language warbling on a 'Spanglish' version of Emeli's big hit "Next To Me" and it's obviously working as the song is now in the Spanish iTunes top 10.