Ziona’s ‘Invited’ Is an Invitation You May Wish to Decline
Ever since Rebecca Black scored a ‘hit’ with ‘Friday,’ the end of the work week always makes us think of videos we wish we’d never seen. And on that note, please allow us to introduce you to Ziona.
We don’t know much about her backstory — and frankly, there isn’t enough money in the PopCrush vault to make us try and find out — but according to the intrepid souls at Oh No They Didn’t!, Ziona is “a girl who has tried to get known by doing make-up videos.” Having apparently rolled snake eyes on that goal, she has moved on to something like a recording career.
The first fruits of Ziona’s musical labors (or at least the first we’re aware of, and again, totally not trying to find more) are ‘Invited,’ the vertigo-inducing miracle of lab-engineered pop that we’ve thoughtfully embedded above. If you’ve ever wondered why there aren’t more rompers, groping and wildly suggestive leers, or backyard pool dances in modern videos, well… for better or worse, here’s your answer.
If you manage to make it all the way to the end of the song and you come away feeling like it sounds familiar, there may actually be a good reason: Chelsea Handler paid ‘tribute’ to Ziona during a recent episode of ‘Chelsea Lately,’ using the clip as the setup for an admirably elaborate gag involving a gaggle of romper-bedecked dancers. Check it out below, and just try to keep ‘Invited’ out of your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome!