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No, a phenomena is not a type of fungi that teens are getting nowadays. For those of you who don’t know (like I didn’t) phenomena is the plural of phenomenon.

It’s easy to spot a phenomenon. Maybe you’ll see it on the T-shirts of the people around you. Maybe you’ll see it all on the internet. Maybe it’ll be in the newspapers. The easiest way is to mention its name to someone, anyone and when their eyes light up, you know it’s a phenomenon.

The biggest one at the moment is probably:

The Jonas Brothers

Hailing from New Jersey, a little known fact (or at least to people who aren’t fans) about Joe, 19, the lead singer, Nick, 15, vocals and guitar, and Kevin Jonas, 20, guitar, all brothers by birth, is that their dad is their voice coach. In fact, he and their mum used to be part of a singing group.

Also, the name of their band will cause most teenage girls to squeal so loud that everyone in the vicinity has to cover their ears.

“So what’s so good about them?”

Well for one thing, their songs are catchy. Some of them will make you melt just listening to them, such as Lovebug from their newest album, A Little Bit Longer.

And they’re talented, they either wrote or co-wrote all the songs on A Little Bit Longer. The album title comes from the last song on the album, written entirely by Nick, who has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and used that as the basis for the song.

Their music videos are funny. They’re newest one, Burnin’ Up, had the Disney Channel star, Selena Gomez, appearing in it as Nick’s love interest.

Oh yeah, and they’re unbelievebly cute.

From left to right: Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas.

Next up, is:

High School Musical (HSM)

Yeah, I know what you guys are saying, “Disney’s High School Musical is just like a modern Grease!, what’s the big deal?”

Well, I say, “What’s Grease!?”

“So what’s so good about it?”

Well, like the cast has said many times, the pre-teens, or tweens, have been hugely starved of this type of musical. Yes, that is mostly it. But then there’s the undeniable chemistry of the two actors who play Troy and Gabriella, the main characters. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are, like the Jonas Brothers, good looking. Actually, the whole cast is.

Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

But the relationship between Zac and Vanessa (dubbed ‘Zanessa’ by fans) is probably what brought in many of HSM’s older fans. You may not know this, but it’s not all 9-13 year olds watching and loving High School Musical 1 and 2. No, older fans are also likely to line up outside the cinemas to watch High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Yes, it’s graduating from TV to big screen on October 24th in the US.

And moving on to the movie itself, the songs are rocking and the dance steps well choreographed by director, Kenny Ortega, who also directed The Cheetah Girls movies.

The story of boy meets girl, boy and girl torn apart by the people surrounding them, boy and girl reunite, boy and girl sing happily in school play audition has never been more appealing. At the beginning, Troy and Gabriella exchange phone numbers by keying them into each other’s cellphones. Modern enough?

And last, but not least is:

Hannah Montana

As with High School Musical it looks like the theme here is music. Hannah Montana is normal 9th grader Miley Stewart by day and transforms into not-so-normal rockstar by night.

The show also has Billy Ray Cyrus acting as Miley’s dad. Only he’s not really acting, seeing as Miley Stewart is really Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray’s daughter in real life.

“So what’s so good about it?”

That’s a good question. Is it the oh-so-charismatic Miley Cyrus herself? Or the funny and endearing script? Or is it the fact that everyone secretly wants to be a rockstar?

Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus is Hannah Montana

Possibly all three. The thing that got me hooked was the songs. They are catchy and the lyrics are awesome. For those who like the songs that they play on the show (they play the singles reapeatedly, so you don’t have to worry about missing them), Miley now has her own album out in stores entitled Breakout.

While Miley has her fair share of haters (mostly from the Nick Jonas fangirls, seeing as she went out with him for a while. But don’t worry, they’ve stopped dating and are “just friends.” Of course, now you have to worry about fellow Disney Star Selena Gomez stealing Nick away. Oh. Em. Gee.) she still has her hardcore 8-year-old fans who can be extremely fanatical.

And those are the scariest fans of all.

May 2020


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