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By: Jessica Lussenhop
Meet Nicole Westbrook, a very pretty 12 year old from Oakville, Missouri (who now lives in L.A.) who is the latest aspiring artiste to work with Patrice Wilson, the songwriter and producer behind “Friday.” Wilson has found a niche for himself producing videos for teenagers dreaming of Internet fame with a company called PMW Live. We've reached out to Westbrook's team and are hoping to find out exactly how the partnership was forged. The website advertises open audition days in Miami, but it looks like you can also book an appointment.
As is clear from the comments and the likes/dislikes, Westbrook is getting almost the exact same treatment that Black got right off the bat. She's also gotten over 5 million views in less than a week, which is on pace with Black's video. She even managed to get on Access Hollywood to give us a live version of the song. Oh goodie, just you've been waiting for!
The Blacks told interviewers that the viral spread of the video and the vitriol it inspired shocked them. Do Wilson's new clients, who presumably know the tale, figure they can just handle the backlash? In at least one interview with Good Morning America, Westbrook seems terrifyingly confident for a 12 year old, saying she doesn't care what critics think.
None of these are very funny, but you get the idea. People just instantly want to make fun of this song.
Westbrook's single has yet to go live on iTunes, so we'll see if she racks up as many downloads as her predecessor. [Update: The single is now available for download for $.99. It hasn't cracked the top 200, but it's only been a few hours. It's "popularity” rating is at maximum capacity, though it's average rating is 2.5 stars.]