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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Good News: Josh Dubovie's Final Version Of "That Sounds Good To Me" Sounds Good

Oh thank Christ Mike Stock re-jigged "That Sounds Good To Me," the 2010 UK Eurovision entry that Josh Dubovie will sing in Oslo next month at the song contest. When the 19-year-old warbled the tune (which was co-written/produced by Stock and Pete Waterman) last month on BBC's Your Country Needs You special, something was kind of missing—like anything remotely resembling a production from this decade (or the last), and Dubovie's ability to hit all the notes.

But after taking into consideration the criticism (and there was a LOT), Stock reworked the jam, and the final mix premiered today on BBC Radio 2.

And here 'tis:

I can get behind that. Because if Mike Stock and Pete Waterman are going to go out on a cheesefest like Eurovision, at least they ought to go out firing on all OTT pop cylinders.

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  • At 3:24 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    I like it. I feel like it's a little peak into what One True Voice would have done next :) Plus Josh is probably quite a good bounce, though maybe a little vanilla :P

  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger The Spider said…

    It's still not exactly top quality Stock/Waterman stuff though, is it? And lyrically the thing has just been phoned in both by Pete and Josh. I mean, fair play, they've gone all out to try and do something to polist this one up but I can't help thinking that Jemini had more to offer than this :(

  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Dan said…

    christ..... that is..... camp.

  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Paul, you can have Josh. He's waaaay too vanilla...not to mention young, you dirty old man!

    The Spider, oh, hell no it's not. When this whole Stock/Waterman Eurovision business first surfaced, I did a post where I hoped for the best -- i.e., another Sybil/"When I'm Good And Ready"!

    Dan, yes. And listen to it 5 times and you'll inevitably start singing along (and also have the damn thing completely memorized). That's a good thing, maybe?

  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    This still doesn't sound good to me. The production is horribly dated and the song itself sounds like a Scooch reject- yuck. I wish Stock would stop pissing all over his legacy.

  • At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is even worse than the other version. Dated 70s backing singers the punchiness in the wrong places and basically a horribly naff song headed for nil points

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