A regular feature of the end of every year is to try and predict who the rising stars will be – and every year, many of them still are unheard of or undiscovered. However many are predicted correctly and each year brings us a fresh new batch of superstars, reality TV stars and musicians. 2008 brought us Lady Gaga, 2010 brought us The Wanted and this year brought us Jessie J. What will next year bring? I’ve made 5 predictions that I hope will come true in the new year.
Obviously they are the most recent winners of The X Factor and therefore are expected to have a space in the spotlight ‘guaranteed’ for them. However, you only have to look at previous winners and contestants to discover that this isn’t always the case. Despite this, I think that Little Mix will have their big break in 2012 and be very successful with their mass market fans. They are very different to other girl groups, and very much like the successful group The Spice Girls in the sense that they all have a very individual personality and style – however it works together in their music to create something that is worth singing and dancing along to.
You may recognise Felicity from her recent film ‘Chalet Girl’ where she stars alongside Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick. However, she will definitely have her profile raised in 2012 as she has been named as the new face of Dolce and Gabanna (for their spring/summer collection). Not only is this a very prestigious first campaign for the Megan Fox lookalike, but it will be likely to boost her into the spotlight. Those who watched the 1998 series of The Worst Witch will also recognise Felicity, as she played Ethel Hallow. Felicity will replace Scarlett Johansson as the face of D&G in January – watch out for her!
Those who enjoyed the recent X Men:First Class will recognise Jennifer as playing the part of shape-shifting Mystique. She also received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress (which at 21, makes her the youngest actress ever to have a nomination for such a sought after award!). Jennifer is due to star in the upcoming film ‘The Hunger Games’. I’m sure such a high profile part will boost her into the spotlight even more, and I predict that she is bound to win herself some modelling campaigns.
The younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen has already made a name for herself after starring in a few independent films in the US, however she is set to make a breakthrough of her own as she is currently filming ‘Very Good Girls’ where she stars alongside Dakota Fanning. It’s quite strange how identical she is to her younger sisters (she could be the third triplet) however she is quite a lot taller and much more focused on her acting career rather than a fashion range. She has recently just finished filming ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ an American drama in which she plays the protagonist. She has been nominated for over 20 best actress awards from this drama alone, which is quite impressive.
I absolutely love Juno Temple and have been following her since she starred in the first St Trinains film, where she played the scruffy haired Cecila. However others may remember her as Lola in Atonement, or Drippy in Wild Child. She has a really distinct style, and her hair is always wild – which I love. Whilst I envy Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie for their stunningly good looks, I think it’s always refreshing to have someone on the scene that is beautiful but in a very unique and quirky way. It’s often such people that I admire more – because they don’t follow style trends so closely. Juno is due to make her breakthrough in 2012 as she is starring in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’!
So, those are my predictions. I might be wrong – we might have other rising stars that will come right out of the blue, however watch this space – as I think we’ll be seeing lots more of these stars in the months to come. Do you have any predictions of rising stars? Please let me know, I’d be really interested to hear different opinions!
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