Take a video, watch on J. Lo, Lo, Lo, Lo, Lo….
That’s right people. Chanel’s Eurovision 2022 song for Spain was originally intended for Jennifer Lopez.
As Dutch newspaper BD reports, Dutch producer Arjen Thonen wrote the song with Jenny from the Block in mind. This makes a lot of sense. With its reggaeton feels and Latin American sound, you could hear it on the dance floors of Puerto Rico.
Both of Lopez’s parents hail from the U.S. territory and she has often spoken of her pride and connection to the island. Her love and respect for her heritage gives her music a real authenticity — it’s no wonder she is considered a pioneer of the Latin pop genre globally.
Sadly for Jenny — but fortuitously for Eurovision fans — Jenny never responded to Arjen’s submission. That’s despite his vast experience. As BD says:
“Thonen has more than ten years of experience in the music industry and, in addition to his production work, made a name for himself as DJ Swacq. In retrospect, a remix he made of Pump It by The Black Eyed Peas six years ago provided the breeding ground for SloMo.”
Jen’s loss is Chanel’s gain: “SloMo” climbed to #2 on the Spotify Global Viral chart, proving that Chanel had more than enough magic to make it POP!
Fuego, El diablo, Mata Hari….. list is big………
no wonder it sounds basic.
I know fuego has become a eurovision classic but, come on, you cant possibly compare this to fuego. Chanel is doing actual hard choreography while holding a steady vocal and Eleni was mostly just swinging her hair while yelling fuego
You’re right. You can’t compare them. Fuego is miles better.
Mo mo mo, totally agree… very boring
Off topic: RTVE has decided to not order a new season of Operación Triunfo due to the show’s costs and the low ratings delivered by its latest season in 2020 (the only one of the six produced in RTVE not used as an Eurovision selection). Tinet Rubira of production company Gestmusic has remained adamant that there would be an OT 2022 in RTVE or elsewhere, and the non-renewal leaves the company free to once again shop the format around (as they did in 2004, resulting in seasons 4-8 airing on Telecinco and having no links to Eurovision), apparently being open… Read more »
Of course J.Lo didn´t accept to sing this song since she doesn´t want to ruin her career, that´s why she decided wisely. This whole package screams like a bad parody of Eleni Foureira and nothing more.
Eleni didnt do half of what Chanel is doing, Chanel is doing actual technically hard choreography
The Eurovision Dance Contest hasn’t been on since 2008, though.
Well good thing she’s singing while doing it, and doing it flawlessly. (Dance break obviously not included)
Come on Jonas, stop taking peoples words on surface level and act like it’s a gotcha when you know full well what they’re saying.
JLo’s recent songs are all SloMo level.
I think the whole package is very professional, but a kind of cheezy. Especially the lyrics. And the kind of girl power she is supposed to convey is feeling a bit like the years of 2000. She is indeed a very good dancer, but when it comes to the vocals I am not sure – isnt she relying on prerecorded vocal? It isn’t she lip syncing a lot? maybe to her own prerecorded vocals that are autotuned? If that is the case it will be noticed by the juries. But I do think it will get a lot of points… Read more »
Can you please tell me in which video do you hear his pre-recorded voice ?? I’d like to hear it if you’re so kind. In the performances that I have seen her voice is live and the choirs are pre-recorded. I would appreciate
I am not sure but there is a comparison video from the semi and final in Youtibe where you cannot tell a difference and the which one the sound comes from. She does almost exactly the mimic in both and obviously one is not the same as the other. I cannot tell which one is the right one.
Moreover, she doesn’t have earphones during her performances. How cab she hear the backning vocals and the music ? All artist that are sing live use that. I think it is a lot of fake going on in her performance.
You are be sarcastic, but can you explain why she doesn’t have the ear monitor if she is singing live? I tried to look again maybe she has them but it is hard to tell. In the National final she had none so it must have been playback!
I think the ‘bad’ reactions about this song is because it is too much on the ‘pure’ Latin side what is not common in Eurovision. People compare this with Fuego while Fuego was more Beyonce-ish and this is more JLo-ish.
I think just the song itself SloMo is much more a song to dance to than a song to listen to and therefore people who cant move rhythmically tend to despise this song.
What a clickbaity heading. That means nothing.
I mean, I could write a song for Adele or J.Lo too. Now, will they accept to sing it is the question.
The song is average, but Chanel turns it into a whole show. Amazing.
Spain must win this year!
Meh song, amazing performer = average result
Chanel elevates this soooo much, she will give Spain one of its best results ever
I feel like I’ve stepped into a parallel universe whenever I see most people’s reaction to this song.
If this is what is deemed to be top quality, then I am more than happy to wallow around in the gutter.
it is been 2 months get over it
I say only ,people must not be scare to recognize that Spain is one of the best this year, we will see ,she is wonderful,:)
Funny, also from Wiwibloggs: “Mata Hari” was written by the Dutch team of Amy van der Wel, Luuk van Beers, Tony Cornelissen and Josh Earl. Luuk van Beers and Tony Cornelissen also produced her previous entry “Cleopatra”.
This is quickly becoming the Je me casse of 2022. Not bad, but why oh why is it talked about this much. Only difference is that there are way more Spanish stans who protect the song from all critisism, yikes. But I guess a 7th place is a win for Spain. Just tone it down a bit please, because at this rate I’ll be fed up with y’all well before May (as I was with Malta last year).
Im also curious. All of you who love this and think it has true winning potential, where are you from?
It doesn’t have winning potential because juries won’t vote for this. It could be 3rd/7th with the televote and 3rd/10th with the juries. It will not end up below the 10th place, though. And I’m from France (btw I see France 1st/4th with the televote and below 10th with the juries, it will not end up below 10th as well, I think).
Why? Because we’ve all seen the shows before, and we all know that there is very often a disconnect between juries and televoters. There are no guarantees, but predictions can be made based on history
it’s the only bop uptempo of this year’s contest! thank god at least we’ll have one! I guess it’s a top 10 for sure
What about Ireland? Israel?
They are uptempos as well, but definitely NOT bops
What about Albania? Uptempo and way more unique.
If ‘unique’ is the feature, Lethonia, Serbia are ‘unique’ and I dont think they will end up very high.
Vetrina, are you feeling ok? Would you like a banana?
You know Czech and Austria exists, right, as well as all the songs mentioned above.
Lol, Serbia, Belgium, Ukraine, Czechia, France, Romania, Austria, Israel, Albania, Ireland, Norway, are uptempo bops too, it means more than a quarter of this year’s entries are uptempo bops, so Vetrina are you ok? You can dislike them maybe for whatever reasons but don’t ignore them AT LEAST, not the best strategy to overhype your favourite.
So this confirms the opinion that the song is average, something J. Lo wouldn’t even sing.
Please, get out of your high horse and don’t disrespect JLO’s vocals. I’m not a huge fan, but I have ears.
It’s funny because the minute I heard it I thought it’s something J.Lo would sing. Would love to hear the english version of the song. This is the best Spanish entry in decades and I think this will give Spain a top 3 finish!
The song is meh, channel is a superstar that makes this amazing. If Spain wins ESC this year, it would be purely because of Chanel and not SloMo.
Guess it would be because of the very round whole package, including Chanel elevating a generic song.
the song itself doesn’t really do anything for me personally but the performance is fire, j lo could sing slomo but she could not bring what chanel brings to it. i believe the song found its best possible home, j lo would cheapen it but chanel makes it expensive
except jlo would never be able to sing live like chanel AND perform like this – with her it’s one or the other.
This isn’t in any way important or impressive. I could write a song for Beyoncé or Billie Eilish – but if they completely ignore it and never even hear it, what difference does it make?
You are right in this. The only way it would be newsworthy is if J. Lo and her team were seriously considering it before passing it for a limited number of songs on her album. Or if J. Lo actually did a first demo of the song. Now that would’ve been cool.
Since I listened to the song for the first time, it reminded me her style. I am sure Chanel knew that and took inspiration. Would Jennifer Lopez have sung the track in a different way?
That song is absolute crap. Deja vu and tired latin gimmicks, no ambition.
At least the dancers are hot *thanks*
I love how you just threw yourself in the snake pit, THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU BABE
It’s all about the dancing
Makes sense, the first time I listened to it it was very reminiscent of JLo to me
This could maybe win in 2003 or something but this year there are better songs. As for JLo, she is not a singer. I heard so many stories from multiple sources how other singers are actually singing most parts of her most famous songs. I don’t know who still considers her a valid musician. She’s pretty much a queen of BS. This whole thing to take a pretty woman and make her lip sync to other singers vocals was very popular during the 90s, today it sounds absurd.
vocals from demos were used for the choruses on many jlo songs, but the same can be said about most pop singers from the late 90s/early 00s. britney spears barely sings on any of her choruses from her first three albums. it was common, no sense in singling out jlo.
You’re being downvoted for saying something which is real: Ashanti, Brandy and some other artists spoke about that.
Even JLo’s team tried to steal “1 Thing” from Amerie.
amerie didn’t write 1 thing. its producer just gave it to her even though jlo wanted it. and then he gave her get right which was a hit anyway.
Amerie’s team obvs. But they had to rush their release because Columbia wanted that song for JLo. But too late, “1 Thing” charted in UK.
“Get Right” was like: we want this type of song for our diva, so make one.
Booty hypnotic… Yeah, i wonder why xd
Song itself is meh. It’s Chanel being great performer what makes it so good. Singing and dancing ain’t easy (look at Roxen). And this isn’t just dancing to the song. Her dance could be performance by itself.
The fact people compare this to fuego is beyond me. Chanel does actual hard chroeography unlike eleni
It look very professional, but I think she is lip syncing a lot. Maybe she uses her own prerecorded autotuned voice like Albina did last year. It that is a case the juries will notice that. But I think she will get a lot of votes from the public. For me it is not a winning song, it is more like a dance act. The lyrics are extremly cheezy.
Yes it happens all the time ..”Toxic” of Britney Spears was offer first to Kylie Minogue…She refused it…”…Baby One More Time” was offer first to TLC but they didn’t pick it so it was the first single of Britney Spears…and so on…and so on…
So? Artists pick up rejected songs all the time.
Considering the high level of production and polish, I’m actually not *that* surprised. Slo Mo is a bop on a level of many mainstream American bangers which top charts. This is possibly the best summer banger we got in Eurovision since Fuego, and Chanel is absolutely owning it! I’m sure that the J. Lo version would’ve been amazing too.
Now that all the songs are out, I can see Albania or Serbia winning this, two dope songs among so many ballads (good and mediocre), and I say this as a Greek that absolutely adores Amanda’s song (also love Poland and Cyprus). Still expecting the rehearsals though, they will clear any blurs 🙂
Well don’t mind me, I love it, but if Amanda represented Montenegro it would be a non – qualifier. In the case of Sweden, well hello Stockholm/Malmö etc. In our case, I think she will be overrated. Trying to be realistic, of course.
If Sweden would send Die together it would have been called overrated and generic like always. It doesn’t matter what we send.
It has the same vibe as the dutch song, but I prefer the dutch one. They might cancel each other..But I guess it depends on how they will transform the songs to the stage.
Yes Serbia winning… Good sight you have ?
Good sight I have, my friend. The song is smart unique and catchy, well performed and in serbian. Why not?
Funny how the Dutch produce these dance bops for other countries but our own committee sticks to the alternative pop and country lane. Not that I mind, but given our pop culture a dance track in Eurovision would make perfect sense.
I still can’t understand why you couldn’t send “Dans Mij Naar Huis” instead this year? Maybe you just didn’t want to run the risk of hosting it again so soon?
Don’t blame me, I think most fans would have preferred that one, but the committee works in mysterious ways.
I would’ve said exactly the same thing if their song had been Dans Mij Naar Huis instead… There wouldn’t have really been any competition for that one either, genre-wise, maybe only France to a smaller extent. De Diepte is nice, but I clearly prefer the likes of Greece, Sweden and Italy in the emotional entry category.
I know at least 5 people who like the actual Dutch entry most and it’s already one of my favorites ever, so thank you for NOT sending a dance bop 😀
OMG, “De Diepte” is way more interesting musically than “SloMo”.
Now that all the songs are in I think we can say that Chanel her song is unique in the contest this year. She nails her performance so this could do really well and make Spain proud again at Eurovision.
Thank you J.LO for rejecting this because now you gave Spain a winning chance for Eurovision and gave Chanel a chance to start her music career in the best way possible. 12 points to Spain!
This ain’t winning!
I’m not sure if it’s because of Spain’s abysmal track record over the last 15 years or not but I’m surprised at how many people think this will flop. Chanel already proved she has the stage presence, charisma and choreography whilst maintaining good vocals – she is the total package. I really do believe we will see Spain on the left hand side of the scoreboard this year, perhaps even in the top 10. This is a great song that is really well executed. On the topic of JLo though, I can definitely see how this was written in mind… Read more »
I agree. Even though I don’t really care for the song there’s no denying that Chanel is a powerhouse performer. This should definitely be a bit a bit with the juries and should do fairly well in the televote, so I would go as far to say Spain may be top 5 this year.
I dont think this will flop at all…last year against all those female bops, it might’ve struggled–but this year it has the runway all to itself…I will say, I hope there are some surprises for the Eurovision stage because all performances since Beni have been cut & paste…but I think this is bound to do very well and best Spain position since early 00s
I can totally see this as a J Lo track… from about 10 years ago. Her music has evolved.
Well, from the interview it’s clear that this track is pretty old as well. Someone suggested he send it to the Spanish Eurovision selectors because they were looking for a J. Lo type song.
Idk if I could imagine J Lo singing this but I don’t listen to her enough to imagine it I guess?
I think Chanel does this wonders live though