Having masterminded the careers of the Spice Girls, S Club 7 and Will Young among many, many others, it’s fair to say that when mysterious pop Svengali Simon Fuller signs you up, you’re on a one-way road to pop superstardom. His latest signing is Norwegian pop princess Adelen, who he supposedly described as ‘the total package’. So the chances are we’ll be hearing a lot more about her before long. But who is this junior J.Lo in waiting?
At the tender age of 16, the blonde beauty entered a TV competition to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest. She didn’t win, but her song ‘Bombo’ went on to top the Norwegian charts for 3 weeks anyway, and now it looks set to be the crossover holiday hit of the summer.
Boasting an infectious euro-dance sound not dissimilar to Alexandra Stan’s 2011 smash ‘Mr Saxobeat’, combined with the best use of castanet-clicking Spanglish since the glory days of Geri Halliwell, Bombo is trashy, ridiculous and completely impossible to get out of your head. The video has already clocked up over a million views on Youtube, and now that Fuller is on board that’s sure to just be the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to the long awaited summer heatwave, take a listen to Bombo below. But be warned – it’s seriously addictive.