Rachel Crow is the second alum from this season of “The X Factor” to launch a top 40 single, and her “Mean Girls” has the potential to be the same sort of hit as Chris Rene’s “Young Homie” — at least for a younger audience.
This new song from the 14-year old is yet again proof that Simon Cowell has a knack for cultivating talent, and allowing them to do what they want while also showing off their strengths. Rachel clearly has as incredibly strong voice, but what makes this song work is that there are still some age-appropriate lyrics to go along with it. She’s singing about things that not only make sense to her, but her audience on Nickelodeon (which is where she now calls home) will be able to relate to it.
The music video for the song below uses the ever-so-tricky method of stop-motion animation, and it was directed by another network star in Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush (who she is touring with this summer). It’s fun, and once again perfectly appropriate for the sort of artist that Rachel is.
What do you think of the video? Season 2 of “The X Factor” will be continuing auditions later this week, so we will have more on that soon!