Okay, Ciara isn't exactly a new singer on the scene, but people are starting to talk about her real potential to become a new musical style icon, à la Beyoncé, Lady Gaga or Rihanna. We're not so sure. We liked the "Love Sex Magic" video, but not totally because of its style. Well, we dug the zebra print jumper, and the white leotards were classy, and the girl is seriously bend-y in serious heels. But mostly it was insanely sexy and our heart stopped a little when she licked Justin Timberlake's ear. But we were excited to see what she was bringing to the table this time around.
We enjoyed Ciara, Missy and the dancers acting incredibly intense with their heels and their power tools, but her frequent costume changes--a music video staple--came off as clunky and unnatural. And none of the looks really impressed us. And then the dancing sort of looked like they were seizing. So while we're not yet convinced Ciara's the next music/fashion megastar, we're way more than willing to give her a chance to prove us wrong. --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE