...because she sings!
I don't mean she bounces around on stage with a mic in her hand or wrapped around her head and pretends to sing, while really lip-syncing to a CD. There's no Britney Spears action going on here, my friends. No, no...
Hannah (and when I say "Hannah," I mean Miley Cyrus)really sings. The words actually come out of her mouth. A novel concept, huh?
First I saw Miley/Hannah on "Oprah" back in autumn, and she was singin' her lil' heart out. Then, atop one of the buildings in Times Square, she belted out a few songs for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" to ring out 2007 and ring in 2008. Both times, she actually sung!
Seeing how one of my new year's resolutions is to make my 2008 Britney-free, I'm now turning my musical allegiance to Miley, whose songs are so much more uplifting and positive. Not only that, I've spent like $200 to see Britney twice in concert, and I swear she only sang a total of 3 or 4 songs combined in those two shows.
Not to mention, the "Hannah Montana" show on the Disney Channel is just a fun little, 30-minute distraction from the real world.
Yes, this is the dichotomy that is Sean: I watch "Hannah Montana" on ABC Saturday mornings, and then watch "Meet the Press" on NBC Sunday mornings.
(And no, I'm not going to Miley's concert in Albany tonight. I've got to draw the line somewhere!) (Yup, missing the Jonas Brothers, too.)