|Bridgit Mendler in Toronto - August 2012|
Definitely one to look-out for! 19-year-old Bridgit Mendler is the latest in a long line of Disney Stars to make the transition to the world of Pop Music. Her first Single, Ready or Not, is undeniably catchy, sampling The Delfonics' 1968 Hit of the same name, although a little more like The Fugees' 1996 take on it.
Mendler is a bona fide Superstar-in-the-making, having appeared in high-profile Films like Alvin and the Chimpunks: The Squeakuel and providing the voice of the Lead Character in Disney's The Secret World of Arrietty. Currently, she stars in Good Luck Charlie as Teddy Duncan. Make no mistake though, Music is her real calling - she has a real natural Presence about her and those Vocals are polished and stylized. A "now" Miley who actually is proud of being "Pop", with some Rihanna and Natasha Bedingfield-like leanings, if you will.
The beautiful Entertainer appeared last night as the Headliner at Molson Amphitheatre alongside the likes of Tyler Medeiros, Allstar Weekend, VERONICA, Ross Lynch and Mimoza Duot for the Family Channel Big Ticket. Mendler made a v. special appearance this morning at Global Television's The Morning Show, performing her debut Single, drawing a large crowd outside their Bloor Street Studio. Arriving with a large Entourage, she was even awesome enough to make time afterwards for Fans - big and small.
You can catch her Interview and Performance out here.
Mendler's debut Album My Name Is.. is due out October 22, 2012 (my Birthday!) via Universal Music Canada.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)