Is Lexi St. George The New Rebecca Black?

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If Ark Music Factory CEO Patrice Wilson has anything to say about, she will be! The man who turned Rebecca Black into an overnight sensation back in March has a new protégé named Lexi St. George, who was introduced to American audiences yesterday during a Good Morning America segment called “Instant Pop Star” (a name that, at least to us, doesn’t seem to place any sort of value in oldster values like “artistic integrity” or “career longevity”). The 14-year-old debuted her (unnecessarily parenthetical-laden) first single, “Dancing To The Rhythm (With Me),” on the show and, if you’ll allow us to damn it with faint praise, it sounds like just about everything else on Top 40 radio these days. Which is to say, it’s sung by someone with an appealing yet thin affect –think Katy Perry, think J. Lo– and, of course, its bridges and choruses are punctuated by sweeping, lite trance rhythms. It’s catchy, yet disposable, which sort of makes it a perfect pop song to play for your cadre of bleeding edge, irony-appreciating friends at a barbeque this weekend.

Lexi St. George reminds us a lot of Hermione Granger, if Ron Weasley‘s best babe decided to forego a career pursuing Defence Against Dark Arts and instead went the pop star route. She’s got clean-cut Everygirl good looks, and her dance floor skills would blend in perfectly at a junior high mixer. Most importantly, though, she looks like she’s having “fun fun fun fun” with her group of (hilariously) multicultural friends¹ in her video. Speaking of Rebecca Black, it’s too early to say whether or not Lexi St. George will experience the same rocket ride into the spotlight that Black enjoyed, but no matter what happens to her, you can bet that she’ll be the star of her school’s Homecoming dance come this Fall.

¹This is a stroke of evil genius on the behalf of whoever directed this video. The fact that she rolls with a posse that includes every single ethnic group imaginable screams “THIS MUSIC IS INCLUSIVE, DAMN IT!”

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  1. JenniP says:

    I agree with the writer. It’s great for what it is: a tween-age pop song. Also, you guys don’t have the official video posted here. Anyone who wants to see the real deal can check it out here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UCdcW0RgII

  2. kenal says:

    I don’t think “Dance Into The Rhythm” should be compared to “Friday” because it is much better.

  3. Lena says:

    I think this one is very forgettable. I might be wrong but I really don’t think it will go anywhere. There’s just nothing special about it. Friday had so much. I hope that what will happen is that this video will somehow get the parties to resolve their dispute over Friday so we can have Friday back!

  4. Hannah says:

    i didn’t know emma watson had a little sister!
    this is better than friday because at least this girl has at least a little musical talent..while rebecca black has absoutley ZERO!