Ken Leeeeeeeeeeee


Niki Tehranchi
by Niki Tehranchi

I have been walking around the house for the past few days singing that old Mariah Carey classic:

Ken Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Don't recognize it? Click on the link below which will take you to a YouTube video of my favorite new singer discovered on Bulgarian Idol (thank god for the Internet):

I absolutely LOVE that girl. She is so endearing. She has no idea of the words or the meaning but she sings with such conviction and she has infused a world of meaning into the song, you can just feel it. Hair and make-up all done up, a dazzling evening dress on, this is a real trooper. You can't help but be rooting for her. We have ALL been there. Come on, you snickering judges, imagine the hard work, heart and soul she poured into it. I am sure if Mariah Carey was asked to sing the Bulgarian national anthem, she would butcher the words despite her lovely voice.

I love to listen to songs in several langauges, Italian, French, Spanish, Persian etc and I am sure I have butchered the lyrics to all of them. I remember as a child spending hours with my best friend Fabienne trying to decipher the lyrics to our favorite song "Take on Me" by A-Ha. Can you imagine an Iranian little girl with no command of the English language trying to phonetically mimick a bunch of Norwegians who themselves probably learned the verses phonetically?

We all butcher lyrics in the language(s) we are supposed to be proficient in. Just, this girl does it with more panache than any of us.

Ken Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I will never be able to go back to the Mariah Carey version now.


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Thanks again Niki.....

by Nadias on

Now this is really an amateur contest.  :o)

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Bulgarian Idol = Best show in the world

by Niki Tehranchi on

Here is another one for you Nadias, from the self-titled Michael Jackson of Croissants:


Honestly, this is what an amateur talent contest SHOULD be about.  I am sooo bored with the polished, plastic performances of the American Idol kids, who probably all have a PR person, talent scout, manager, and singing coach on staff.  They take all the fun out of it.  These performances are raw and honest and they represent you and me and everybody in the world who has dreamed one day while in the shower that they sounded like Celine Dion or Tom Jones!


Thanks! Niki

by Nadias on

I did not even know Music Idol existed until now.

Solh va Doosti (paz a vosotros)




by IRANdokht on

those judges are mean!

you're right Niki!

I remember trying to sound out the english songs and I am sure I sounded something like her too

that was precious