Life’s A Beach For Cody Simpson In His “iYiYi” Video

Robbie Daw | July 1, 2010 8:02 am

Cody Simpson is probably hoping that with the release of his music video for “iYiYi,” people will stop referring to him as the Australian Justin Bieber and just start calling him that kid with a hit single who’ll be performing at campground near you this summer. Well, first he has to actually make “iYiYi” a hit, of course. Head below to watch the vid—which also features “Right Round” rapper Flo Rida—and see if you think this mop-topped 13-year-old has what it takes.

How about that opening, where Cody’s friend asks him who he just got a text from, to which he replies, “It’s your mom.” Class. He’s certainly got the flirty Bieber cockiness down pat.

And that shot of Flo Rida that doubles as a promo for his own new single “Club Can’t Hold Me”? Tacky.

Nonetheless, Simpson does have a certain charm. Whether or not that translates to the masses remains to be seen. If he and other tweens like Greyson Chance prove to be a commercial success, expect an army of pre-Junior High pop stars coming down the assembly line.

So what do you think of Cody’s first music video? Will he soon be sweeping Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez off their feet anytime soon?