Hot Video Alert: Dessie - Whatcha Got
While Dessie (AKA Desiree Nilsson) may be touted as Sweden's answer to Rebecca Black, I wanted to mention a couple of glaring differences between the two...stars. Firstly, Dessie has the support of a major label behind her...Universal Music Sweden. Rebecca Black's parents paid a couple thousand bucks for their daughter to record a song and shoot the video. That being said, Universal Music must be aware of how bad she is, yet somehow still think she's marketable? I don't get it. Dessie also partnered up with a respected production team, whereas Rebecca Black worked with virtual nobodys. Again - these producers must have realized that the talent they were working on was not all that talented, right?
Another key difference between the two..ahem... pop stars - Dessie had a following going into this career change, whereas Rebecca Black rose from complete obscurity. Dessie is a well known Swedish party/fashion blogger, posting sexy self portraits of herself and party pictures with many drinks in hand and boys kissing her. Basically, she's a socialite wannabe...the Paris Hilton of Sweden, minus the family fortune. I honestly don't know much about her background, but based on what I've seen so far- I think I'm all set.
Debut single, "Whatcha Got" was released on June 20th, hitting the iTunes top ten immediately after it's release. The video, which was uploaded the day before, amassed 325,000 views in just two days. Pretty impressive. "Lush lips, lovely legs, Dessie makes you dizzy BAM!" Dizzy? Yes. Nauseous also. Watch the video (AT YOUR OWN RISK) for "Whatcha Got" below and download the single on Swedish iTunes HERE.