Natalie Powers of the band Scooch has released a Christmas single with UK pop singer, Spencer.
The up-tempo, retro-style song is called Merry Christmas and has been mixed by UK DJ Pete Hammond, who worked with the PWL Hitfactory in the 80s. In the song’s video, a cartoon Natalie is held captive by a character called the Phantom Grinch. Luckily, Spencer defeats the Grinch’s army of scarf-wearing skeletons and manages to whisk Natalie to safety with the help of Father Christmas. You can watch the video here.
It was a real treat working with Natalie on this track. She really added a touch of Christmas magic to this record, Spencer said of the new single.
Natalie Powers represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Helsinki in 2007. The band’s song, Flying the flag (for you) had only narrowly beaten its nearest rival in the UK’s selection process, Eurovision: Making your mind up. In the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, the band finished in joint 22nd place alongside France’s Fatals Picards.
Scooch continue to tour Europe and the UK. In March 2010, Natalie released a cover of the Laura Brannigan track, Shattered glass, as a solo artist and she recorded a dance version of Sheena Easton’s bond theme, For your eyes only which was included on the album Forever Bond: Classic Bond themes remade for the dancefloor, originally released in 2006, and re-released in 2012 when the film Skyfall hit cinema screens.
Scooch at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007