Jordin Sparks Embarks On Her Own Carnival Ride

noah | November 1, 2007 11:50 am

And so we come to the video for American Idol winner Jordin Sparks’ “Tattoo,” which is unfortunately not set at a seedy ink parlor in Greenwich Village because she’s still “only 17,” as Randy Jackson never failed to remind the viewers week-in and week-out, and therefore too young to even set foot in there without her football-player dad right by her side. So what’s the next-best thing to a tattoo parlor? A beach! In the winter! With some pals, and a mysterious dude, and an abandoned carousel, which I’m guessing was the director’s way of reminding the public that she is … oh, you know. That said, the messy “Umbrella” synths on this song are starting to grow on me, although Sparks’ vocals are a bit too musical-theatery for them to actually work in the context of the song.

Jordin Sparks – Tattoo [DailyMotion]