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Test Your Skills at Predicting the Next Big Gay Icon: Is Yelle the new It?

We’ll never forget the first time we heard the name Lady Gaga: “Oh, God, not another talking-baby sitcom,” we thought. Okay, so sometimes our first impressions are way off the mark.

So we’d like to defer to you, Queery readers: is Yelle destined to be a new gay icon? Our buddy Zach over at The New Gay sure seems to think so, comparing her to Robyn and Katy Perry and Hot Chip (which we haven’t heard of but we assume is a sitcom about a talking cookie). In fact, he says, she’s better, claiming that Robyn lacks depth and Katy Perry had some negative things to say about gays. We’re not sure what that’s a reference to — her song “UR So Gay” perhaps?

Yelle certainly seems to have the cute factor on her side, with her precious accent and shy demeanor. When she talks about learning to dance (“you have to do something with your booty, move your booty”) we were all like awwwwwwww. And she already has a built-in gay fan base, about whom she says “they are not shy.”

So, what’s your take? New gay icon or funny-talking weirdo?

On:           May 6, 2011
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    • david

      I don’t know if she is the New Gay Icon but I went to her concert recently and she gives one hell of a show:

      May 6, 2011 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alvaro

      Oooh love getting to hear cool new music I wouldn’t otherwise hear. Thanks Queerty!

      May 7, 2011 at 12:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adonis-of-Fire

      Nope, not at all, she completely lacks the glamour and allure of Lady Gaga or Kylie Minogue or even her compatriot Mylene Farmer.
      She strikes me as the typical indie artist chick who is a bit quirky but not icon or superstar material. She can take a seat.

      May 7, 2011 at 2:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • So Yo

      She might be a little TOO esoteric to be the next Robyn or Gaga. Don’t change.

      May 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

      “comparing her to Robyn and Katy Perry and Hot Chip (which we haven’t heard of but we assume is a sitcom about a talking cookie). In fact, he says, she’s better”

      Wow, that’s high praise indeed.
      What else… “More relevant than The Backstreet Boys! Younger than Cher! Less dead than Karen Carpenter!”

      Think I’ll pass…

      May 8, 2011 at 7:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Al

      How can someone be a gay icon when they barely have a couple of songs out? We throw that term around WAY too easily. Sometimes, people can create music we love without being called an icon. Just saying…

      May 8, 2011 at 8:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • XTIAAN

      @Al: uh actually al they have 2 full albums out, hardlt a “couple of songs” and have had a devoted gay fanbase for years

      May 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • XTIAAN

      hey new queerty, I remember going metal about these guys in 2007, they are hardly the NEW gay anything, or mabey thats just your american take on it

      May 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

      @XTIAAN: I’ve only just realised that I heard A Cause des Garcons about 2/3 years ago. It is a great song and I may have been a bit hasty in my previous dismissal. *blush*

      May 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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