Monday, May 23, 2011
As you could notice we love when talented Idol-participants start new career in a search of their own music image after the show and we're always ready to follow story of their success.
Moa Carlebecker Forssell was definitely mentioned by many tv-viewers with her cover of Brandi Carlile's "The Story" when she performed it at preliminary selections stage of Idol-2009 but unfortunately she hasn't qualified to the final stage though original track has immediately become comeback-hit on iTunes.
However Moa's story has just started and right after she's left Idol she was contacted by Robin Lynch and Niklas Olovson who worked with artists like P!NK, Justin Timberlake, Backstreet Boys and Jessica Simpson and Moa was signed as Cazzi Opeia at Macho Records. Debut single of Cazzi Opeia soft melodic electronic pop-track "I Belong To You" was released in the end of last year in a pack with pretty interesting Axel Bauer & Lanford mix that was noticed by DJ Tiesto and included in his album "Club Life Volume One - Las Vegas".
New year has brought new success to Moa when she has made dubstep cover of Lady Gaga's latest single "Judas" that was very well received by Perez Hilton and due to rumours by Lady Gaga as well. With almost 100.000 views it has also become youtube-hit with Moa getting heavier synth-sound and darker slightly gothic image.
At the same time second Cazzi Opeia's single "Oxygen" was released in April and it's got more direct pop-rock sound with Pink's attitude showing new side of the artist. Moa plans her debut album to be released already this year and before series of live-gigs this summer she has performed "Judas" and "Oxygen" at Nyhetsmorgon, no need to say ex-Idols use to be very well prepared for live singing so this was very confident debut, we say good luck to Cazzi Opeia and hope it's a start of long and successful career!