New Prince protegé Andy Allo is letting it be known that "Sumthin' FUNKY comin' this WEEK!" and wanting to know if we are ready. Answer? Funk yea!
Andy took to her Twitter page today to ask that question. Click the photo above for the full image.
It has not even been a year since we saw Andy Allo perform with Prince at the Troubadour show in Los Angeles, a gig that L.A. Weekly named the concert of the year.
Prince did 2 shows that night. The first show, Andy Allo performed "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye. The second show, Andy performed "Wait In Vain" by Bob Marley with Prince providing background vocals. That is the moment we became a fan of Andy Allo.
We unfortunately did not see Andy perform with Prince at any of his remaining L.A. Forum residence shows, but he took Andy on the road with him to Europe and to Canada last year, where she became a member of his band, The New Power Generation.
We have heard rumors that Andy has recorded new material with Prince recently. During the European tour, she posted songs on her Facebook Fan Page that appeared to be recorded with Prince including covers of his songs "Guitar", "We Can Funk" (rechristened "Oui Can Luv") and a cover of "Love Is A Losing Game" by Amy Winehouse.
We don't know yet exactly what "FUNKY" thing Andy is bringing but color us purple and very interested.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Expect negative comments from former Prince protegé's in 5...4...3..2...1
Sigh. A former Prince protegé tried out for X Factor last night. No, it wasn't Tevin Campbell.
We had a Prince impersonator last week and this week an acutal former protegé of Prince's. At this rate, Prince will be on the show by the end of the season.
Robin Royal aka back in the early 90's known as Robin Power, tried out for X Factor last night. For 45, her body was still banging. Her voice, however. No. Well, she was to be a female rapper for Prince and we now know why.
You could tell Simon, L.A., and Paula were hoping for something good out of Robin aside from her body...and they didn't get it.
She seemed gracious and didn't trip out. Check out her audition above and please forgive me trying to hold in my laugh at the 24 second mark.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Number 1, Or Nothing At All.....(The Purpleheadz Will Understand...)