By Chuck Arnold JOE NICK PATOSKI Ralph Novak STEVE DOUGHERTY
September 04, 2006 12:00 PM

This Crazy Life
POP

Given this 21-year-old Philly native’s aim-for-the-rafters voice, it’s no wonder that, at 11, she won the lead role in Annie for that musical’s 20th anniversary national tour. On her debut album, Joanna Pacitti puts her powerful pipes to work on pop-rock tunes that position her somewhere between Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera. (In fact, This Crazy Life was executive-produced by Ron Fair, who helped launch Aguilera’s career.) While it’s all pretty solid stuff, what this girl really needs is a killer song to take her to the next level.

DOWNLOAD THIS: “Let It Slide”

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