Remember Ark Music Factory? They’re the soulless bastards that unleashed Rebecca Black on us. Well, with the encouragement of Good Morning America, they’re trying to make another teenager an overnight sensation. This time, CEO Patrice Wilson found his next superstar at a mall rather than thanks to her father’s wallet. This time, we’ve got Lexi St. George and her Ark-produced song Dancing to the Rhythm. God help us all.
Alright, I’ll admit that this song isn’t nearly as bad as Friday. Hell, it’s not even nearly as awful as most of the stuff that I call the Worst of Music. What makes this song so awful, besides its general blandness, is what it represents. It’s generic music without a soul. It’s a blatantly manufactured attempt to turn a random girl into a pop star. With Friday, we at least had some catchy lyrics that people remembered and sang, even if it was as a joke. There’s nothing the same with Dancing With The Rhythm. What Ark has done with Lexi is hope that they can miraculous tap into the same fan base that made Miley Cyrus a star without the backing of Nickelodeon.
So congrats, Lexi and Ark Music Factory. You’ve won the prestigious Worst of Music award for this week.
Have a better WoM candidate for next week? Drop it in the comments.