Dove Cameron - Genie In A Bottle

11 May Critic Jonni 0 Comments

After reviewing Sofia Carson's "Love Is The Name", how can I not review Dove Cameron's cover single? Singing the amazing debut single from Christina Aguilara "Genie In A Bottle" will always be one of my childhood songs, now Dove Cameron has released it to a new generation. Playing her 'Descendants' character, Mal, daughter of Maleficent; Dove Cameron becomes a genie in a bottle, in this magically induced music video.

Dove Cameron is one of a few new Disney stars who will become part of the next batch of Disney superstars! On the tails of Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers; Dove Cameron has been trying to kickstart her music career whilst doing well on the Disney Channel. She is mostly known for playing Liv and Maddie in the show of the same name. She is also one half of The Girl and the Dreamcatcher. She is currently filming the fourth season to 'Liv and Maddie' and plans on being in 'Descendants 2', which I am so excited about. This song is a cover of the Christina Aguilera hit of the same name, written by David Frank, Steve Kipner and Pamela Sheyne.

Directed by Jay Martin, this music video coincides with 'Descendants: Wicked World' animated series. It includes the famous Aladdin lamp.

Mal gets swept up inside the lamp after she rubs it. Mal explores and is transformed into this beautiful Genie. The love interest is quite sinister, hiding in the shadows.

The dancing and choreography is on point through-out, Dove Cameron shines, she is a perfect performer and the spotlight is on her.

The ending doesn't reveal the love interest and leaves a few questions unanswered. But it works nonetheless.

An innocent music video for a not-so-innocent song, that children are too innocent to understand. It wasn't until I was older that I realised how sexualised this song was, and I had been singing Christina Aguilera's version since I was six years old. Great production piece overall, works well with the film and the series, and I cannot wait for 'Descendants 2', just hope it's not too long of a wait.
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