“People think I sound like a robot, and in that video, I do sound like a robot,” Rebecca acknowledges while perched on a chair next to her mother in Pettus’ backyard. “I don’t want to be known as the `Friday’ girl. Hopefully, I can be known as Rebecca Black and not the `Friday’ girl. I want to be a performing artist. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”…

The ultimate goal is for Rebecca to secure a record deal. Baum says several labels have shown interest in working with the 13-year-old singer, but her team wants to take their time and find “the right scenario.” Erik Bradley, music director for Chicago pop music station WBBM-FM, believes Rebecca can transcend her syrupy stigma if she has the right material.

“It’s going to be monumentally challenging to overcome that, but I would not rule it out because crazier things have happened,” Bradley says. “She’s been lucky enough to have quite the springboard with `Friday’ but the vocals and production values of her new material need to be much better to actually be competitive with today’s contemporary hits.”