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Caroline D'Amore -- Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music

Caroline D'Amore

DJ Caroline D’Amore will be lending her expert opinion of this year’s most memorable music moments on E!’s all new special Sounding Off: The 2013 Year in Music. Tune into her weekly radio show HeartBeatzRADIO on Thursday Dec. 26 at 10 p.m. ET to catch Caroline discuss Sounding Off with the show’s host, Terrence J.

Star caught up with Caroline to talk about the upcoming special and break down some of the biggest music moments of the year.

In your words, describe Sounding Off and what we can expect to see.

Sounding Off 2013 is basically a wrap up of the entire year in music that covers the most influential artists and their most epic music moments. E! takes a look at all the most unforgettable and outrageous music moments in the brand new special, which premieres on Friday, Dec. 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. E!’s music special is comparable to the Fashion Police.

Describe each music expert from the show and what it was like to work with them.

We are all highly respected music experts who will be weighing in on all of the hottest 2013 music moments. None of us hold back, but Sebastian Bach may be the most controversial expert. Sebastian is the Joan Rivers of Sounding Off. He is hilarious and definitely says exactly what he is feeling. Christina Milian is the sweetheart of the show, but we actually got into it a little over a topic we disagreed on. Everyone pretty much holds their own and we all don’t agree on every topic. Twitter wars will definitely be started during the show!

DJ Pauly D always has something to say, especially if it involves a sexy female. He sticks to his reputation and is the definition of a “Guy’s Guy.’

In your opinion, who has been the most controversial artist of 2013?

2013 has been all about Miley Mania. Miley Cyrus was hands down the most controversial artist of the year, but at least her music is good. She is young enough to do what she has done. She’ll look back on it all and think, ‘I was so wild!’ I would compare her to an early Madonna.

Who had the biggest impact on the music and pop culture scene this year?

Miley and Kanye [West] had really big years in music and did really well for themselves. Kanye West puts on great live shows and he has made headlines with many of his own controversial remarks — but he is brilliant. To be as gifted as Kanye is, I believe the artist balances out all the talent with a little crazy. That’s how most artists actually are in real life.

The person who surprised all of us the most would be Beyonce. Beyonce does not associate with controversy, but she still manages to make such a huge impact on the music scene. This is something that only Beyonce can manage to do. Beyonce’s silent release was one of the year’s top pop culture and social media moments.

In your opinion, who was the biggest disappointment on the music scene this year?

People are going to hate me for this, but Justin Timberlake’s new album was my greatest disappointment. Justin did not bring sexy back this time around. I was not blown away by his album.

What are you excited for/looking forward to seeing more of next year?

I am interested to see what comes out of Lorde. She is anti-pop culture and I really love how much younger she is than everyone else, but has such a sophisticated perspective on the music industry. One of my favorite lines from a song of hers is, “I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air.” It’s so true. Basically every pop artist is talking about partying right now.

I am also excited for Bonnie McKee. I know it will be a big year for her. I have heard some of her new music and it will be epic. In January, I will also be releasing a track called “Global Warming” that I produced with StoneBridge, so I can’t wait for that to happen.

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