October 27, 2010

Former Teen Idol Paul Anka Warns the New Generation

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The former teen idol Paul Anka wants to have a say about the new generation teen idol, especially when media compared him to the new icon, Justin Bieber. If the public sees a resemblance between the two singers, to Mr. Anka, there is no resemblance at all... 

When Usher first showed his dance moves, people would compare him to the late Michael Jackson. Then Celine Dion arrived and was considered as the white "Whitney Houston"… now Justin Bieber is admired by millions of fans and everyone sees him as a new Paul Anka. The 69 year old singer stays current but laughed over those recent comparisons and has his opinion on the matter. Indeed, he doesn't guarantee a long lasting career to the Usher protégé. Having been an entertainer for years, Anka knows how to separate an artist who will be a fading wonder from an artist who's built for a long and promising career. 

According to him, a career shouldn't be just a one-moment phenomenon but rather a brand that would survive through ages and generations. He fears for Justin Bieber a career that will soon dwindle much like the former teen idol Donny Osmond. We feel however that Justin has what it takes to last. He possess the stage confidence and has the hip-hop moves that have captured the hearts of his fans. He also has a team who manage his image, and finally he is connected to his fans daily through social networks, further becoming a part of their lives. These factors have made Justin Bieber one of the biggest headline lines attractions of 2010. But Paul Anka repeats again: " Popularity is a goal and Longevity, its secret ".
Similarly he's pointing at the Lady Gaga's mania, but never felt attracted to her style. "I listen to Lady Gaga lyrics, what the hell happened, the lyrics make no goddamed sense. All she does is talk about sex, but the lyrics sound like they're written by a 10 year old.'' Paul Anka belongs to another generation and his reluctance towards Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga is understandable but hopefully his advice didn't fall on deaf ears. Well Mr. Bieber, Miss Gaga, remember you've been warned, don't let the sudden fame fool you, play with it and make it last.
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