As the music scene becomes more and more global (and I for one didn’t think that was possible!), upcoming singer-songwriter Gabriel Gassi – a.k.a Gabriel Gruvberg – is ready to make his mark on the world and represent Sweden all at the same time.

His debut single “Street Phone”, released earlier this month, was written and produced by Gassi himself.

Asked about the story and idea behind the track he says:

“Street Phone’ is about orange summer night skies and desolate streets in a city quietly resting in industrial vacation. People are out of town and companies send automatic out-of-office e-mails. Your last pennies were spent on a brand new cell phone which now is malfunctioning and you can’t call your friends but it’s okay ’cause you can go out and make new ones.”

Give “Street Phone” a listen below and for more information on Gabriel Gassi, follow him on Twitter or like his page on Facebook. Header photo credit: Giannina Panfichi.


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We can hardly contain our excitement for Judges’ Houses, with Simon, Nicole, Louis and Sharon set to decide which lucky three contestants they’ll be taking to the Live Shows!

Judges’ houses will decide as, offering a glimpse into the jet set lifestyle that The X Factor winner could have, the four categories travel to glamorous destinations across the world and with just one more chance to impress their mentor.

But, with such a BIG decision to make, Guest Judges Stormzy, Mika, Kelly & Jack Osbourne and of course, X Factor fave Cheryl, will be on hand to help!

Check out these first look images of Judges’ Houses NOW…


The final six girls through are Alisah Bonaobra, Deanna Mussington, Holly Tandy, Georgina Panton, Rai-Elle and Grace Davies.

All six acts in the Girls category will be seen flying out to San Francisco in America this weekend as they perform for mentor Sharon and her special guest judges, Jack and Kelly Osbourne, hoping for a spot in the final stage of the competition.

Alisah Bonaobra
Georgina Panton
Deanna Mussington
The Girls
The Girls
Grace Davies
Holly Tandy
Sharon with guest judges Jack & Kelly Osbourne
Sharon and the Overs with guest judges Jack & Kelly Osbourne


Those put through to the next round were Lloyd Macey, Leon Mallett, Spencer Sutherland, Aidan Martin, Jack Mason and Anthony Russell.

However, it’s since been revealed that Anthony quit the competition during filming and will be replaced by Sam Black, who was axed at bootcamp.

Louis said: “We missed a trick not putting him through at Boot Camp. He has that retro Sixties style viewers will love.”

All six acts in the Boys category will be seen flying out to Istanbul, Turkey this weekend as they perform for mentor Louis and his special guest judge Mika, hoping for a spot in the final stage of the competition.

Aidan Martin
Jack Mason
Leon Mallett
Lloyd Macey
Louis and the Boys
Louis Walsh with guest judge Mika
The Boys meet guest judge Mika
Sam Black
Spencer Sutherland


They are Kevin Davy White, Matt Linnen, Slavko, Berget Lewis, Tracy Leanne Jefford and Talia Dean.

All six acts in the Overs category will be seen flying out to South Africa this weekend as they perform for mentor Nicole and her guest judge Stormzy, hoping for a spot in the final stage of the competition.

Berget Lewis
Kevin Davy White
Matt Linnen
The Overs
Nicole Scherzinger with guest judge Stormzy
Nicole Scherzinger with guest judge Stormzy
The Overs meet guest judge Stormzy
Talia Dean
Tracy Leanne Jefford


The groups through to judges’ houses with Simon are The Cutkelvins, Rak-Su, Sean & Conor Price, Jack & Joel, Lemonade and the still unnamed New Girl Band.

All six acts in the Groups category will be seen flying out to Nice, France this weekend as they perform for mentor Simon and his special guest judge Cheryl, hoping for a spot in the final stage of the competition.

The CutKelvins
The Groups
The Groups
The Groups
Jack & Joel
New Girl Group
Sean & Conor Price
Simon Cowell with guest judge Cheryl


Coming live from the BBC’s Elstree studios on Friday 17 November, the night will feature a spectacular star-studded line-up as they join together to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Hosting BBC Children in Need for the first time, Mel Giedroyc says: “Tess. Ade. Graham. Rochelle. Marvin. The Power Rangers of the presenting world. I feel honoured to be joining their ranks and bagsy wear the blue all-in-one body-stocking-slash-helmet combo.”

Presenting the show for a second time, Graham Norton says of the charity: “BBC Children in Need helps so many children and young people up and down the country. Presenting the show is a lovely thing to be a part of; it’s a celebration of the best of people.”

Long-term supporter of BBC Children in Need, Tess Daly says of the Appeal: “I love presenting the live show, I love the adrenaline rush of it. The Great British public dig deep for BBC Children in Need as it’s a charity close to people’s hearts, raising vital money for children in the UK.”

Returning again in 2017, Ade Adepitan says of the show: “I am very excited and extremely proud to be presenting BBC Children in Need again with Tess, Graham, Marvin and Rochelle. The charity has been an incredible force for good in the UK, helping some of the most vulnerable people when they most need it. To be asked to play a part in helping these people is a real honour. I’m looking forward to a fabulous evening of tears, entertainment and most of all laughter. Get your popcorn and your tissues ready – it’s going be an incredible night!”

Rochelle Humes says of the charity: “BBC Children in Need has played such a big part in everyone’s life, including my own, ever since I was at school. It holds such a close connection with those around us and year on year we see the incredible impact it makes to those children who are in need, which is why so many want to get on board and help this wonderful cause. On the night itself, we have some amazing things for everyone at home to enjoy, so don’t forget to tune in and do all you can to make a difference!”

Also returning in 2017 is Marvin Humes, who says: “It’s so nice to be back again hosting. Last year was the first time Rochelle and I were part of the show together. We absolutely loved it. BBC Children in Need is such a great British institution. It’s incredible and a dream come true to be supporting once again.”

Further exciting news regarding the performances, sketches and content which viewers can enjoy on the night will be shared in due course. The BBC Children in Need Appeal Show is a BBC Studios production, executive produced by Clare Pizey and Leanne Witcoop.