Around this time last year, Rachel Crow was just a 13-year old girl auditioning on “The X Factor” who wanted her own bathroom. Now, she is a Nickelodeon star who also has her very first music video.
We at first showed off the lyric video for “Mean Girls” months ago, and said that it was a powerful and age-appropriate song about not letting the negativity of the world get to you. As for the new video, it manages to take this sort of anti-bullying message up another notch. Before the song even starts, Crow has a few girls appear to talk about their experiences being bullied, and how it was difficult for them to overcome those stumbling blocks.
The two best things about this song are that it is both inspiring and also age-appropriate — what was a problem for many of the contestants on “The X Factor” last year was that they were performing songs that didn’t completely suit the artists’ personality or where they were in life, but this fits Rachel perfectly. It’s something that her young target audience can identify with, and as she looks to shine as both an actress and a singer this is the audience that she needs to keep interested in what she has to say and do.
Season 2 of Simon Cowell’s hit reality competition has already filmed in four audition cities, and it will ultimately premiere on Fox Wednesday, September 12 on 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Rachel will forever hold the distinction of being the first audition to ever appear on the show, and now the question is whether or not there will be any other equally-talented young people that appear this time around.
What do you think about this video? Be sure to also check out some of our other “X Factor” coverage!