Diana Vickers – “The Blower’s Daughter” (originally by Damien Rice)
And I love it. Diana is quirky and I very much enjoy it; check out 0:50 in that clip to see what I mean. I was blown away by her performances, week after week. She has a way of reinterpreting songs and making them work for her voice and her quirks. Check out the videos of her performing “With Or Without You” by U2 and “Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson on the X-Factor live shows, week 1 and week 2.
Diana Vickers – “With Or Without You” (Originally by U2)
Diana Vickers – “Man In The Mirror “ (Originally by Michael Jackson)
In the middle of the season, Diana suffered from a severe case of laryngitis, which forced her to miss an episode. It was decided that she would stay on the show and not be eliminated on the count of her illness, but the laryngitis took a hit on her self esteem and nerves, and she never fully recovered, causing her to be eliminated 4 weeks before the finale.
Since X-Factor last year, Diana has been busy. She is currently working on a production called “Little Voices” set to open at the West End (like Broadway in New York) and is also working on her debut album, which will be released in 2010. Here is a clip of an original song called “Jumping Into Rivers” that leaked onto the Internet.
Diana Vickers – “Jumping Into Rivers”
What do you all think about Diana Vickers? Do you like her reinterpretation of the songs? How do you feel about “Jumping Into Rivers”?