After Taylor Swift was shut out at last Sunday’s ACM Awards, some of her fans began to have second thoughts about their love of the young singing/songwriting phenom.
“She’s totally changed,” said 14-year-old Madison Ramey, up past her usual bedtime at her friend’s ACM party. “I mean, she even sang a song called ‘Change.’ You know what I mean?”
Party host Lindsay Carmichael echoed the sentiment. “She’s just not as cool now that she lost, I mean, now that she uh, just isn’t as cool… you know…” Lindsay trailed off.
Along with partygoers/former Taylor lovers Lani and Lesha, the girls have now formed a committee to research what up-and-coming singer most effectively speaks to the wants and needs of tween girls. Factoring into their decision will be the following criteria: lyrical relevance to the middle school/ninth grade experience, catchiness of songs, attractiveness of the singer, fashion sense of the singer, upward mobility of the artist’s popularity and the “iPod” factor. “You know, which singer would you be least embarrassed to answer with when someone asks who you’re rocking in the Skullcandies today,” explained Lindsay, as she removed a playlist entitled “Tay Tay” from her iTunes and re-synced her iPod.
Some of the artists the girls were considering were Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Miranda Lambert. “They’re all kinda old, but their popularity is rising and that means they’re still making good music unlike somebody we used to like,” sniped Lani.
Wearing turned-inside-out “Fearless Tour” t-shirts, the girls sang a rousing chorus of “Blah Blah Blah” before the night’s festivities came to an end when parents began arriving to pick up their daughters.