High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Niki Evans (born 13 December 1972) is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her appearance in the fourth UK series of the popular television talent show The X Factor in 2007. Niki Evans has sung with bands since the age of 12. At the age of 16 she was signed to Libido Records, an offshoot of Pete Waterman's PWL label. "Of R Timez", a single released with Ball Parc Playerz, did not achieve chart success. Evans was selected for the final phase of the competition as one of three contestants in the Over 25s category mentored by competition judge Louis Walsh. The others in this category were Beverly Trotman and Daniel DeBourg. Her performance of "Nothing Compares to You" in the first week of the live shows brought a standing ovation from the audience and acclaim from the four judges. Judge Sharon Osbourne told Evans that she was "in a class of her own". Each week Evans took on new challenges, both singing and performing, and was never placed in the bottom two, until she was eliminated at the semi-final stage.
THEREZA BAZAR made her name first with 70s act GUYS ‘N’ DOLLS and then, alongside David Van Day, as one half of 70s/80s Pop sensations DOLLAR, who scored numerous hits across the first half of the decade.The Canadian-born, British-based singer then made a solo album, entitled THE BIG KISS, for MCA in 1985, produced by the legendary Arif Mardin at Atlantic Studios.Personally overseen by Thereza, THE BIG KISS now makes its welcome debut on CD as an expanded two disc edition.THE BIG KISS includes the singles ‘The Big Kiss’ and ‘Too Much In Love’ and adds the non-album single ‘Gotcha’, the theme from the US comedy movie of the same name.The package boasts 19 bonus tracks, many of them previously unissued, with the entire album in 12″ format on disc 2, as well as previously unissued demos.Contains detailed liner notes, and track-by- track commentary.Includes accompanying digital single, ‘Right Or Wrong’, which is previously unreleased.DISC ONE1. THE BIG KISS2. I SEE IT IN YOUR EYES3. TOO MUCH IN LOVE4. ENGLISH GIRL (SHOULD NOT NO! NO!)5. GIVE ME BACK MY HEART6. NEVER MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE7. TRAITOR OF THE HEART8. SAVE ME9. GIVE YOURSELF UP10. YOU’RE ALL I EVER WANTEDBONUS TRACKS11. GOTCHA12. RIGHT OR WRONG (DEMO) *13. TOUCH SENSITIVE (DEMO) *14. TRAITOR OF THE HEART (DEMO) *15. YOU’RE ALL I EVER WANTED (DEMO) *16. TRAITOR OF THE HEART (7” MIX)17. THE BIG KISS (7” MIX)18. THE BIG KISS (ARIF MARDIN SPECIAL NEW MIX)DISC TWO1. THE BIG KISS (PWL EXTENDED VERSION)2. I SEE IT IN YOUR EYES (DANCE MIX)3. TOO MUCH IN LOVE (SMOOCH MIX)4. ENGLISH GIRL (SHOULD NOT NO! NO!) (EXTREME MIX) *5. GIVE ME BACK MY HEART (EXTENDED VERSION) *6. NEVER MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE (EXTENDED VERSION) *7. TRAITOR OF THE HEART (DANCE MIX) *8. SAVE ME (STRETCH MIX) *9. GIVE YOURSELF UP (THE GO MIX) *10. YOU’RE ALL I EVER WANTED (EXTENDED VERSION) *11. TRAITOR OF THE HEART (DOMINATION REMIX) ** PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
Better known as Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the PWL label 1980s hit factory was responsible for a huge raft of hits and is now enjoying a renaissance with both reissues and new material.