Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Papa Don't Preach" by Kelly Osbourne

Birthday wishes go out today to Kelly Osbourne, who could have made a name for herself as the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne* but has instead decided to blaze her own trail as a singer, TV personality, and fashion icon; she was most recently seen as a contestant on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars, in which she and dance partner Louis van Amstel placed third**.

Having burst onto the scene as a cast member on The Osbournes, in 2002 she released her debut album Shut Up, which (rather bravely, I thought) included this bonus hidden track - a cover of Madonna's Papa Don't Preach. Produced by her brother Jack Osbourne and featuring the talents of Incubus' Mike Einziger (on guitar) and Jose Pasillas (on drums) the song went all the way to #3 on the UK chart.

*In other words, a layabout Eurotrash douchebag, gobbling at the trough of her trust fund...
**Osbourne and van Amstel were bested only by singer Mýa and winner Donny Osmond.
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1 comment:

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Happy birthday Kelly. Thanks for the Dylan Thomas poem he's one of my absolute.
All the very best.