This new 90210 show may not be the most amazing show to hit the CW – nor does it do any real justice to the original. Most twenty-somethings who loved Beverly Hill 90210 as kids are probably beating their chest at this 2.0 ish. One thing that the original did was attempt to showcase new talent. Color Me Badd and Jeremy Jordan were a few artists they featured [yikes]. They also showcased performances by the Flaming Lips and dance goddess Cathy Dennis so they weren’t all that bad.
On this new 90210, they featured a performance at the Homecoming Dance by a definite group to look out for – Little Jackie. A duo comprised of the ’90s hip chick Imani Coppola and producer Michael Mangini, Little Jackie is a cross between Amy Winehouse and Kelis. While their album The Stoop has released to critical acclaim, WAP sees big things for Little Jackie come 2009.