October 12th, 2007


Esmée Denters

This girl from Amsterdam came to sing at this week's TGIF. She got internet famous singing covers on YouTube, and somehow Justin Timberlake came to know of her. He ended up flying out to the Netherlands to sign her for his label. (Thus the cameo at the end of the video.)

We had to sit through an interminable interview before we got to hear her sing. In terms of articulation and wit.... put it this way, she's no Tay Zonday. Her answers to interview questions were peppered with "you know"s and utterly vague generalities. She seemed kind of dim.

To be fair, she couldn't have been more than 18 or 19, and who knows how good her English was. It's probably not her first language. Also, she was quite easy on the eyes, so perhaps I lingered longer than I would have otherwise.

When she finally started singing, her voice was really good in a generic female singer kind of way. I left after the first song.