*I was blown away this week by handsome new singer Alex Gardner’s showcase at Cherry Jam in Bayswater in London this week. Alex’s brilliant sound is like Michael Buble, George Michael and The Killers rolled into one. He’s Scottish, just 18-years-old and is going to be huge. Finally we have a male solo star worth talking about. His debut single I’m Not Mad is out March 22 and he’s supporting Scouting For Girls on tour in April.
*Hurrah, Lemar is back with a brand new single. The Way Love Goes is typical soulful joy from the former Fame Academy star. He told me he’s feeling more positive than ever about the music he’s producing. “I’m on my fifth album and I feel blessed for all the success,” she said. “I’m still enjoying it just as much too which is good.” The star also told me he thinks the X Factor could produce another Leona Lewis in the future. He added: “Leona’s not the only person who can sing like that – there’s plenty out there. It’s just a matter of finding them.” Hmmm! We’ll see eh!
*Jodie Kidd doesn’t sound like she’s become even a slight bit broody despite sister Jemma giving birth to twins recently. She told me at the Vue Westfield launch: “It’s so exciting to be an auntie. I was a very hands-on until they moved away to the countryside recently. I’m not changing nappies though, I’ll stick with lifting up feet. I don’t know how they deal with all of that poo. It does get me a little broody.”
*The Sugababes are back in a big way with their new single Wear My Kiss. I had a sneaky listen to their new album Sweet 7 (out March this week and it’s another corker from the ladies. babes are performing an exclusive one off gig at The Supper Club in Notting Hill for their fans on March 3 to celebrate the release of the new album.
*Simon Cowell’s bezzie girlfriend Sinitta has her heart set on being on the West End in a musical. The eighties star said: “I wouldn’t mind having a crack at a musical. There’s Sister Act which is right up my street, Sweet Charity, Chess and even Chicago. I would love to audition for one of those.” Good luck.
*Meg Mathews is a raving success with her latest scarf designs at up market store Liberty off Regent Street. The brilliant designed silk scarfs have been spotted on celebs including Fearne Cotton and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts. Get them while they’re hot!