Like most of you, I’d never heard of Alisa Apps until this week, but I just got a chance to take the Pop Star Challenge and compare Alisa to Rihanna. Okay, well, I just really don’t like Alisa – sorry! I like that the song has an 80s feel to it, and I think she’s got a nice voice, but she comes off in her video as a typical Ashlee Simpson-type, and I’m really not a big fan of the video or song in general.
I don’t get the appeal of this kind of artist, or the shallow, sex-over-substance music they produce.
I’ll give you that she’s very pretty and I have to admit she is talented, she’s got a decent voice and a lot of confidence in front of the camera, but I’m not sure if that’s such a good thing in this case because she spends half of the video pouting and almost seems like she’s using a pouty voice to sing with, too. It’s getting on my nerves, lol.
The song, overall, I don’t like but I think if they 80s it up a little bit it would actually be really good – it does sound like it came from the Brill building, though.
On the other hand, Rihanna’s video is a bit more polished and only half as annoying, though I’m not a big Rihanna fan myself and if I were to choose between the two as to who ‘wins’, I’d have to admit I couldn’t do it. I don’t mean this to sound harsh, but I’m very picky when it comes to music and I’m sure the challenger’s want the truth, after all. I think both girls are talented, but I’m annoyed that people now judge music on how good you look instead of what it really sounds like. Give me The Strokes any day!
If you’d like to take the challenge, Go For It, and please let me know who you vote for, I’d love to see what verdict you come to!