Who's afraid of Bianca Ryan?

1053__bianca_lHelp me out, PopWatchers: Why does 12-year-old America’s Got Talent winner Bianca Ryan fill me with unspeakable dread? She just popped up on Today, and gave a perfectly mundane interview that went something along the lines of "Like, y’know, I was, like, inspired by Hilary Duff, like, and I, like, taught myself, like, to sing, and like, I always wanted to be, like, famous." In other words, she’s not Damien; she’s just a seemingly normal kid with a supersized voice (which gets the full-blown power-ballad treatment on her new self-titled CD, which is streaming over at AOL Music). I dunno. Maybe I just don’t want to hear a pre-teen covering Bette Midler’s "The Rose," and certainly not "I Believe I Can Fly" — or anything by R. Kelly for that matter. Maybe I’m worried early fame will be too much, and in a decade, she’ll be just another Troubled Former Teen Star. Then again, maybe it’s the budding alliances she outlines in this interview with the Philadelphia Daily News: Wal-Mart, Disney, Kim Jong Il, Patti LaBelle. Yep, kid’s gonna totally rule the world.


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  • Cliff

    Why does everyone have to get hair extensions? I realize she’s a twelve year-old with a big voice, but does she have to be a twelve year-old with a big weave too? Look how she’s holding on to it, like the drawstring of a hoodie.

  • e

    She should not sing “And I Am Telling You. . .” either. My Launchcast started playing it for me the other day and it sounds just awful. Leave it to the Jennifers, honey.

  • t3hdow

    She’s 12?! WHOA…I thought it was the actor that played Lizzie from The Nine at first. I feel dirty now…:(

  • meredith

    It looks like they put her on a diet also, that’s nice. Its pretty important that she loses weight after all, no one will buy her cds if she’s not too skinny…

    • Elise

      hey, IDIOT. screw you- you are the epitome of a brainless cretin that only bases your words on what other people say. Shut up, she’s beautiful. In fact, do her a favor and don’t buy her CD’s, you idiot.

  • Madeleine

    Yuck, don’t like her. She weird looking with that big, moon-shaped head, thin lips and far apart eyes. And annoying. Hope she fades away quickly. Her priorities are apparent with the “want to be famous” comment. Famous??! I can’t even remember her name after I typed this!!
    Cliff…so RIGHT about the extensions (LOL at the hoodie obvervation).

  • Jen O.

    Is that tween clasping her breasts?

  • Anna

    No she’s not clasping her breasts. She’s holding on to her hair.

  • V.M.L.

    Woah, did she just started puberty?! She looks more older in that photo than a few months ago when she won America’s Got Talent.
    Speaking of that, I still think the award should have gone to someone else. She should have participated in American Idol.

  • sara

    I don’t have a problem with her voice. I have a problem with that really over-airbrushed photo of hers. I know she’s tugging her hair, but it looks like she’s cupping her boobs. SHE’S 12!!! Does she need to look like an over-sexed lolita? Let her be a kid. God, kids grow up waaaay too fast.

  • bootsycolumbia

    She seems like a nice kid, if kind of robotic. I saw her on Ellen Degeneres today and was surprised, and saddened, at how homogenized and oversexed she looks now. On AGT she looked like a normal looking kid next door. Now she looks like she’s the pop tart du jour, which is depressing. I actually think she’s got a good voice, but feel as though twenty years of life experience will make it great.

  • moviemadd

    She was also just on “Oprah” today as Simon Cowell’s new “discovery”. Just because she’s loud, doesn’t mean she’s a good singer. There’s something wrong with a 12 year old belting out these power ballads. She’s just imitating other singers, not bringing anything of her own.

  • brandonk

    I’ve never heard her, but a friend of mine watched the show, and she thinks this girl is the second coming of Whitney Houston or something.

  • Just Me

    Madeleine:
    You must be a scout for models, why else would you berate a girl who is only twelve? She looks like a child to me, and you sound stupid!

  • Toni

    Madeleine and cliff:
    The two of you would make a perfect couple:Defective melons.

  • Kari

    This girl is talented. She does not have hair extensions, this is how long her hair is. There was an interview with her father that he did not want her to record until she was about 16 or so, however, he did not read the fine print in the AGT contract and didn’t see that she has a 5 CD commitment with them so she has to record. She’s had record companies after her since she was 9 and this wasn’t the first competion she was in – she also did Star Search and came in second.

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