I know it's pointless to compare emerging stars with existing icons but if Selena Gomez has her eye on Madonna's dance-pop throne, then Demi Lovato is Generation Y's answer to Mariah. I guess that makes Victoria Justice the new Pat Benatar. But I digress. My point is that Demetria can actually sing. The 19-year-old has a fearsome set of pipes and she gives them one hell of a workout on her latest single "Give Your Heart A Break". To be honest, I initially thought the Billy Steinberg/Josh Alexander co-production sounded a bit dated and, as such, wasn't the best choice to follow "Skyscraper" but I was wrong.
This glorious mid-tempo ballad has wormed its way into my heart and mind to an unholy extent. They just don't make power-grabbing anthems like this anymore! I love Demi's over-the-top vocal and the cutting-edge (for 2006) production pushes all my buttons. The video is a bit uneventful - our heroine hangs out with a dude who eventually shows her how much he loves her by plastering a wall in photographs - but the budding diva won me over with her first Celine Dion hand-clutch. "Give Your Heart A Break" is shooting up US iTunes and should, hopefully, become another huge hit for the future superstar.