Over the past year I've featured a number of fabulous Beyoncé wannabes from around the world including Mexico's stunning Ninel Conde and Belgium's divine Hadise. As it turns out, Australia has its very own fake Bey and she's amazing! Prinnie is a rising pop star with a wardrobe full of outfits that wouldn't look out of place in the House of Dereon. She also has one of the hottest local tunes of the year, which is a complete turn around for me after dismissing "Lion" the first time I heard it. Not because the track was bad but because Prinnie's stylist needs a bullet. How do you turn a pretty girl into the hot tranny mess you see in the video?
It's like a bad joke. The weave is ridiculous, the clothes are gross and I think Maude Boat came out of retirement to do the make-up. Whatever. The song itself is hot. "Lion" is a catchy urban groove with a killer chorus that Mrs Carter would be proud to call her own. I love the vocal hooks and think Prinnie sounds great. There's a raspy quality to her voice that sets her apart from the other girls. The video, however, is a trainwreck. I love it for the Beyoncé references - there's her "Ego" hoodie, the "Dangerously In Love" dress and even some "Single Ladies" inspired choreography - but this hot jam is definitely better without the visuals. Prinnie has really won me over with this and I'm genuinely excited about her next move.