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I know there has been a lot of talk about Willa not being outgoing and friendly with her fans; this is not true. She's just one who values her privacy.She does respond to tweets on Twitter on occasion and is always very nice when she does. She's also into music/acting for the love of music/acting itself, not for the money or fame. She's a real musician/actress, and is passionate about it, and that's one reason I look up to her. She's real and not fake like a lot of these musicians and actors out there now.Willa also does interior design as well now,her work is amazing!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Failed" Pop Singer?

 I guess I shouldn't care what some "writer" for NY Post thinks, I mean it's not like integrity or real journalism comes into play when you see the words, "NY Post." I mean, they are a low rent, gossip rag. Seriously low rent. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if they flat out make up about 90% of their material. And I'm pretty sure they are liable for slander most of the time, but I digress.

  This particular article caught my eye, and the author of it couldn't be more wrong. Willa has had 3 hits as a pop singer, and got rave reviews for her show at the Viper Room. True, only one song was a top ten hit, but A Toast to Men was a hit on the dance charts, was used to promote popular daytime soaps, and was included in at least one soundtrack; while Santa Baby makes regular rounds on music television and the radio stations during the holiday season (it's a must-have on our holiday party music playlists, always well received). The album, Willa Was Here, also made money. Because of the popularity of her music, Willa made guest appearances on several popular television shows (in popular sitcoms and talk shows like Leno), and her live performances were very successful. So how has she "failed" as a pop singer? Since the whole article served to link Maks to every female he performed with, I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the lack of research that went into their article. It must be tough to be a failed journalist writing for a crappy magazine. 

  However fans, feel free to weigh in your two cents, here, if you wish. It bums me out when people aren't professional enough to do their research, but as this author's "career" is essentially dead-in-the-water while Willa is working on her upcoming comeback album ("comeback" meaning she was SUCCESSFUL in her earlier endeavors) and getting rave reviews for her performances in Magic City (which means more doors are being open for her to further show off her talent, something this author doesn't have), I can easily move on after a quick roll of the eyes and an exhasberated sigh. Or, as we say in the South, "bless [the author's] heart." :)

   ***EDIT*** Oh, silly me, how could I have forgotten the OTHER perks that came from Willa's "FAILED" career as an early millennium Pop Star! We can't forget her very lucrative stint as a spokesperson for Bongo (appearing in several ads), appearing in commercials for Six Flags (you know that little local amusement park no one goes to, oh WAIT!), being featured in the Pussycat Dolls act in Vegas (sold out!), being featured in many, many magazines like Teen Vogue, etc. All because she "FAILED" as a pop singer. She was a teen but worked hard then (being one of the few to actually write her own material) before taking a semi-hiatus and used that time to study and perfect her talents. And guess what? It's paying off so far. She's gotten glowing reviews for her performances on The Glades and Magic City. She's managed to create a unique sound with her band, The Breaks. Think she has no vocal abilities? Then you've never been treated to Willa's opera singing, or at the least her I Wanna Be Bad/Viper Room performance, or heck, even her singing  of "Fame" on DWTS! Yes, she's been successful in the past, very successful. But now she's back, and ready to go full force. She didn't burn herself out like the others, getting out of the game when she didn't like the system. That was a HUGE risk! But she used her time wisely, and we are just getting a taste of the results of her hard work. Maybe the writer of this piece (whom I doubt does any real work, like fact checking, because that would be REAL journalism) could benefit from a hiatus?

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