In my dreams, you looked better than this...

who didn't love Vanessa Amorosi at the 2000 Olympics? She was great. She had a great voice even though she was only 13-14***, and she was managed well I think at the time, better than say, Nikki Webster.
Now?? I'm not such a fan


This is her latest single Perfect, which you may or may not have heard, and the video which you may or may not have seen.
I personally hate it. I didn't like it too much to begin with, and now, having watched it a bunch of times at the gym, I've grown to loathe how she looks in it.
I love desert scenes usually, like Delta's video for "Believe Again". But its not all encompassing, I hate "Outta my Head" by Ashlee Simpson, which has a lot of desert in it. (The tiny top hat? The stupid two looks? The ridiculous song: You tube has the names listed as "outta my head - ay ya ya ya ay". Awesomeness-blegh)

I think V.Am looks alien in this video. The wig and the beginning outfit are awful.
The chainmail LOTR dress at the end is horrid looking on her too. The close ups on her face are doing he no favours either.
*sigh*
Video aside, I think it would make a good wedding song though, being that its about partners beig perfect.

**Under dispute

7 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

K said...
April 22, 2008 4:03 PM

Not yet seen the clip (no access at work) but felt a compulsive need to correct your dates.

V.A. was born in 1981 so she'd have been around 19 at the Olympics. (I didn't just know that - I looked it up. Just was sure she wan't that young).

Oh - and I didn't like her then so not holding high hopes for now!

Can't be as bad as that clip of Rikki-Lee all groping herself though...

Dataceptionist said...
April 22, 2008 4:18 PM

Hmmm somthing funky going on.
I got that from an interview she did, quote below-dated today on samesame.com.au

Vanessa, what has been keeping you busy of late?
Well, I have been writing and producing for other artists. I was just 13 or 14 when I wrote the first album and did the Olympics. I didn’t know the emotion I should feel for that album – they were imagined emotions I guess. So since then I’ve done some living and now I know what those emotions are like for real.


hmm, Wiki def says DOB 1981 though?
Her bio on her website says she was 18 when Absolutely Everybody was a hit though.

And no, admittedly its not as bad as the Ricki Lee video, OR the Spice Girls video.

K said...
April 23, 2008 11:47 AM

Strange. Maybe she was suo immature at the time she felt only 13/14?

Eca said...
April 23, 2008 10:49 PM

I feel the need to say I actually saw her (corporate gig for work) and she's actually a very good performer. That being said, WTF with this video? I had no idea it was her at all! OK song in a pop sort of way. I agree that the odd gyrating is out of character and not in a good way. Why do they insist on reinventing pop stars as blonde/highlighted, waxed primped and preened clones?! OK I never liked the big eyebrows before, but I liked her dark hair look. Speaking of gyrating though, anyone seen the JT/Madonna video clip!? I hope I can gyrate about like that when I'm pushing 50 :o)

Reanan said...
April 24, 2008 8:17 AM

Songwise, I didnt hate it... until it got to the end with all that ghastly singing. A nice unplugged version would be good.

She did look strange at the beginning of the clip, I suppose to say your perfect without all that shit? but I think a simple slip not a chain mail sheeting would have worked better lol.

Dataceptionist said...
April 24, 2008 9:52 AM

I will go for the possiblity of her being mis-quoted or paraphrased badly I think K.

Eca I reckon she'd be great live, for sure. I think her previous songs demonstrate she's got a powerful voice, even if this doesn't.
Try singing along though, it's not easy.

Reanan I think the white dress thing looks worse for the black modesty boyleg undies. It would have been way more fun to ponder if she was wearing undies at all.

I think one of my issues with this video is when she says "perfect" her mouth and face look all weird. AND the nude lipstick is VERY inflattering, and makes her look sickly. She also just looks kind of bored for the first 2 minutes (until she sheds the dress).

K said...
April 24, 2008 11:57 AM

I wonder if she likes the clip or if people just told her what to do and she had no say?

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