Alexis Jordan Beams With “Happiness” In Her Debut Video

Look, you don’t have to win a reality talent competition to become a pop star, but you already knew that. Alexis Jordan certainly does. At age 14, she entered America’s Got Talent and turned in a knockout performance before being eliminated. In the four years since, she’s steadily built a following, and — through her popular YouTube performances — discovered some influential fans. Among them: Jay-Z (who signed her to his own Roc Nation label) and the Norwegian production team Stargate (Ne-Yo, J-Lo), who wrapped her powerful pipes in a slick pop sheen for first single “Happiness”.

Alexis just came to visit us the other day, and told us about making her Aggressive-directed debut video in the California desert. She actually had to get a piggyback ride out to the shimmering pool where she performs (See? She really did). Check out the vivid, physics-deying video — and see Alexis show off her pipes in a special acapella performance of Mariah Carey’s “I Can’t Live”:

And here’s Alexis in person, revealing just a bit of her raw vocal power on a mini-cover of Mariah’s “I Can’t Live”, live from Idolator HQ:

We think she’s a lot of fun, and we’re intrigued to see how she balances her vocals with Stargate’s sometimes icy production. “I really want to be a positive artist,” she told us. “They bring me positive music.”

What do you think?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mazen-Al-Admawi/1163508660 Mazen Al Admawi

    yeah i know her since she was at America talent but now she’s a grown up star with unbelievable voice i think she’ll be in the future a big star if she knows how to choice a good songs because she has a big voice she can sing anything
    with my love alexis jordan >> mazo

  • Eyon

    This is an outstanding song and video. Alexis has a really good belting tone. She should know better than to do an acapella performance of a difficult song in a room with horrible acoustics – Mariah has never done that for a reason (you guys aren’t doing her any favors). Norwegians and the Swiss producers seem to always make the best pop/electro music.

  • Paloma

    Alexis has the most beautiful voice, and I this sheis soooo pretty.-*Beauty Queen*-