'Songland' Season 2: Dyson's 'Lost in Translation' may not have been Luis Fonsi's pick, but fans say it's a 'Bop'
While fans are glad that Luis picked 'Sway', there was another contestant's track that stood out. Fans on Twitter say it's a 'Bop' and its a really good song
'Songland' Season 2 continued on NBC tonight (April 20), as Latin hitmaker Luis Fonsi arrived looking for his next hit single. Returning for Episode 1, we saw four new budding songwriters pitch their tunes to Luis, the guest artist this week and to judges/mentors Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder, and Shane McAnally.
With four contestants vying to be the artiste Luis picks, we were in for an entertaining episode. Luis is one of the Top 3 Latin recording artists and is spoken about as one of the Godfathers in the Latin music world.
Luis is also responsible for the single biggest Latin hit, 'Despacito'. Arriving on 'Songland' Luis revealed he is looking for the perfect melody and track. He also added that it doesn't matter if its English or Spanish. He was looking for that moment where he would want to hear that song again and he found it with PipoBeats' 'Sway'.
The four contestants participating were Dyson from Plymouth, United Kingdom; PipoBeats from LA; Lauren from Alberquerque and Corii from New Jersey. PipoBeats' song 'Sway' stood out the most to Luis and the judges, especially after the song was refurbished.
Luis shared that he chose the song because it spoke to him and he could hear himself singing it. He also added that he felt reconnected to the song after PipoBeats and Tedder reworked the track. While fans are glad that Luis picked 'Sway', there was another contestant's track that stood out. Fans on Twitter affirm it's a 'Bop' and its a really good song. It was none other than Dyson's song, 'Conditions'. Dyson has previously written hits for artists like BTS, Girls Generation, Jo Kwon and more. She revealed she has been writing songs since she was three-years-old.
Titled 'Conditions' her song was about a relationship she was in and how her partner was never satisfied with what she did. Confident that Luis will like the Latin beat, Dyson blew the roof off with her performance. She wasn't wrong, it did have a beat and the judges enjoyed it. There were a few elements missing and Luis wanted it to be reworked so that a guy could sing it without sounding too preachy.
She got to work with Shane who helped her add a little Spanish twist in the song. The duo also worked on a new hook and lyric for the song. They also changed the name of the song to 'Lost in Translation'. Performing it once again after it was reworked on, Luis revealed he loved the refurbished song. Even though he ultimately went with PipoBeats' song 'Sway', fans on Twitter say that her song will be a hit for other famous artists.
"'Conditions' would be great for Dua Lipa or Halsey!#Songland," a fan wrote. While another added, "I can hear DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber all over “Conditions.” Lol. #Songland."
"Omg this Conditions song is a BOP #Songland," a fan wrote. Adding to that another shared, "Wow! "conditions" is a BOP #Songland."
"Rihanna would be great for Conditions #Songland," a fan wrote. Another fan added, "@shanemcanally did that! I LOVE this song now. Lost in Translation!! #Songland."
"Damn I’d take sway and lost in translation both can be massive hits #Songland," a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, "That Lost in Translation rework is amazing @shanemcanally #Songland."
'Songland' Season 2 airs every Monday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.