Mika is the new Gilbert O'Sullivan.
Amy is the new Shirley Bassey.
Won't lose any sleep or shed any tears if I never hear a single song by Gilbert or Shirley again, in either their old or new guise.
Not saying they're not good at what they do. Not saying they have no talent. Just saying I have no interest in their careers or music. Or their underpants. And that whole 'in the friggin' Mirror every friggin' day' business seriously turns me off. I don't care who they're sleeping with.
I have very eclectic tastes and I check out loads of new stuff, folk and non-folk. I've just never been drawn to and rarely been moved by mainstream pop. If I do hear something I like I'll generally own up.
I still miss John Peel.