She came third in Swedish Idol
"Hey Jude" has emerged as the Beatles' most popular song after the band's catalog debuted on Apple's iTunes store last week. Written by Paul McCartney, the song was originally composed to comfort John Lennon's son Julian while his parents were going through a messy divorce. At the time of its release, "Hey Jude" was the longest single to ever top the charts in Britain, and spent nine weeks at the top of the U.S. charts, the longest of any Beatles single.
The next highest selling Beatles song, "Let It Be," was also composed by McCartney. An NME readers poll chose "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "I Am The Walrus" as the two greatest Beatles songs of all time, both John Lennon compositions. The poll ranked "Hey Jude" the fifth best of all time, with "Let It Be" failing to crack the top twenty.
Russian PM Vladimir Putin has praised Leonardo DiCaprio as "a real man" for his persistence in getting to a St Petersburg summit on saving tigers.
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When "American Idol" first launched in 2002, the fairytale idea was that the show would instantly transform an unsigned unknown into the biggest pop star in the country. And for a while, that seemed to be the case--the first winner, Kelly Clarkson, sold millions of albums and singles right out of the box, as did her immediate successors, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino. But, as Fantasia herself could tell you, life is not a fairytale. So as "Idol" churned out champs season after season, these singers started to experience the same struggles, setbacks, and sales slumps faced by any other musical act. Not even Kelly was immune.( Collapse )
“Nothing now, no. It will be one day. Definitely one day. It’s difficult because one day I will decide to have a child and I want people to be excited and they’re gonna be like, ‘Okay, whatever, she’s been pregnant 25 times.’”( Collapse )