Creator / Nikki Webster

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Nikki Webster (b. April 30, 1987) is an Australian pop singer, actress, dancer, businesswoman and Former Child Star who is best known for performing to an audience of billions during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. For anyone who only vaguely remembers the events, she was the little red-haired girl who appeared in the dream sequence, "swimming" with fish (with the help of a harness), getting caught up in Aboriginal festivities and the like. She also sang the songs "We'll Be One" and "Under Southern Skies" while standing in front of the Olympic Flame.

She went on to have a promising pop career, with her single "Strawberry Kisses" peaking at #2 on the ARIA singles chart, eventually going Platinum. After a year-long stint playing the part of Dorothy in the 2001-2002 run of The Wizard of Oz stage show, she released two albums, Follow Your Heart and BLISS. The first was certified Platinum, the second Gold. However, her third album, an album half-full of covers entitled Let's Dance, only barely peaked within the Top 50 of the albums chart and received no certification.

Her later career has included her competing in the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars, guest-starring as an ensemble member on the improv comedy show Thank God You're Here and playing the role of Sheila in the musical Hair. In 2006 she sought to discard her former "good-girl" image by appearing in a sexy photoshoot for the Australian edition of FHM. She followed this up by performing as a wind-up doll at the Sydney gay and lesbian dance party Sleaze Ball and releasing a single, "Devilicious", that dealt with her newfound sexual image.

She opened her own dance school, Dance @ Nikki Webster, in 2008. She is also now Happily Married and pregnant with her first child. Feel old yet?

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This musician displays examples of:

  • Conspicuous CG: Nikki's little robot friend, DJ, in the video for "Strawberry Kisses". The obvious greenscreen in the video counts too.
  • Contractual Purity: Australians will never see Nikki Webster as anything but the childlike Idol Singer who was a regular in girls' magazines. This is most likely the reason why the Australian media practically disowned her after the FHM spread, and why "Devilicious" failed to chart.
  • Cover Version: "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book, "Dancing In The Street" by Martha and the Vandellas, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston, "ABC" by The Jackson 5ive, "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Small, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves and "Be Mine" by Wild Orchid.
  • Development Hell: Her fourth studio album has been this way for six years. The fact its planned lead single tanked on the ARIA Charts didn't help matters.
  • Dream Team: "Let's Dance" was co-written by Delta Goodrem, which is kind of a big deal in Australia, especially in 2004.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
  • Fanservice: Practically embodied this trope from the mid-2000s onwards, though she seems to have turned it down since the the failure of "Devilicious".
  • Follow the Leader: Webster herself was initially a follower of the "Pop Lolita" and kiddie-pop trend, but is it really that much of a coincidence that after her initial impact we are left with the likes of Kidz Bop, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez?
  • Follow Your Heart: Her debut album is this trope word-for-word.
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