Benni Cinkle is probably best recognized for the various — and hilarious — GIF versions of her awkwardly dancing in the backseat in Rebecca Black’s “Friday” music video. However, the 13-year-old is more than just that girl in pink (despite “That Girl In Pink” being the name of her website). She has a heavily Auto-Tuned voice all her own, and this tween anti-bullying activist/aspiring pop star has stepped out of her Ark Music Factory pal’s shadow with “Can You See Me Now”. It gets better, kids — but this video does not.
Benni apparently had written “Can You See Me Now” a year before “Friday” was even a glimmer in Ark Music Factory’s eye. AMF, by the way, has nothing to do with Cinkle’s video — this is the masterwork of Less Than Three Productions. According to viewer feedback on YouTube, the Internet has fully embraced the vid, with Benni receiving far more likes (and far less death threats) than Rebecca Black’s debut vid.
So many teen problems, it’s like six seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation stitched together. Good there are those butterflies to save the day!
Do you think Benni’s music video will have the same viral success as “Friday”?