Diana Vickers (born 30 July 1991) is an English singer and stage actress who came into public attention after finishing fourth in the 2008 series of British talent show The X Factor
. In January 2009, Vickers signed a record deal with RCA Records, and released her debut album Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree
with them in May 2010. She later parted ways with them in 2011 due to "creative reasons". In 2013, she signed with So Recordings and announced the planned release of her long-delayed sophomore album, titled Music to Make Boys Cry
- Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree (2010)
- Music to Make Boys Cry (2013)
This musician shows examples of:
- Bite The Wax Tadpole: Her single "Once" which lead to people wondering why she was singing about the number 11.
- B-Side: Each of her singles have one: "Sunlight" (Once), "Cold Kiss" (The Boy Who Murdered Love), and "The Way You Say It" (My Wicked Heart).
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer
- Cover Version: Diana recorded her own version of "Hit" by The Sugarcubes for her debut album.
- Darker and Edgier
- Development Hell: Diana's second album was originally set for a 2011 release, which soon turned into a planned EP of new material... which never ended up materializing at all. An Updated Re Release of her first album was planned as well, but it never ended up happening, either.
- In April 2013, it was finally announced that her second album, Music to Make Boys Cry, would be released later that year.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: For some reason widely circulated on file-sharing sites and spammed on warez sites. Especially on the now-notorious The Pirate Bay where she was widely circulated and this trope was lampshaded by a member.
- Lyrical Dissonance: If you can ignore the happy-sounding production, the song lyrics will shock you.
- Manly Tears: "Music to Make The Boys Cry" expresses her aim to evoke these with her songs.
- Mondegreen: Diana's particular style of enunciation often leads to this, such as during her cover of Take That's "Patience", which has been subtitled for your convenience... to the best of the subtitler's abilities.
- There's more where that came from; here's Diana covering the seminal Blondie classic, "Corned Beef".
- Oop North: Diana comes from Blackburn, Lancashire.
- Retraux: Diana's fashion style embodies this trope.
- Theme Naming: Both her albums have musically-inspired titles.