Ariel Moore checked in with fans on her YouTube channel, where the former Clique Girlz star wished everyone a happy Valentine’s Day before performing ‘Bottle It Up’ and ‘Love Song’ by Sara Bareilles, as well as the Etta James classic ‘At Last’.
“Hi. This is Ariel and it’s Valentine’s Day,” she says to start the video. “I’m actually about to have a little get together with friends and everything. I have a balloon for you guys that says ‘I love you’. I have these all over my house, so it’s a little crazy right now. I just wanted to sing some Valentine’s Day songs for you now because people have also been wanting me to sing a little bit.”
Watch it below.
Before heading off to dance class, former Clique Girlz member Ariel Moore introduced the Moore family’s newest member to the world, their Japanese Chin Baby.
“He guys, this is Ariel. I’m on my way to dance class but I just want to meet my puppy Baby. Some of you have been asking me some questions about her. Today on this show, she’s the star and she tries to bite,” Ariel said. “Baby just wanted to say hi and be the star of the show for one day.”
Watch the video via MySpace below.
Ariel Moore posted a video clip to fans confirming that she’s left the Clique Girlz. “Of course I will not say why,” the 14-year-old said. “It’s very personal reasons.” As for her ex-bandmates Destinee and Paris Monroe, Ariel said, “I’m very truly sorry it ended up like this. I love the girls, and I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, I just had to do what was best for me I guess.” Moore said she’s now “focusing on being a teenager and doing some things on my own in the future. Some new music, a lot of dancing, maybe some acting.”
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Tommy2.net reports Ariel Moore has left the Clique Girlz and their management, apparently with hopes to launch a solo career. Ariel was part of a pop trio that included sisters Destinee and Paris Monroe, and some had complained in their Clique Girlz TV spots that Ariel didn’t get a chance to say much as the sibling bandmates dominated the conversations. The group, which formed in 2004, released their full-length debut ‘Incredible’ in Japan back in August, but Interscope Records still hasn’t released the CD in the U.S. Read more.
Update: Tommy2 now has a scan of an Interscope casting release auditioning a new member for the Clique Girlz following the reported departure of Ariel Moore. The audition takes place on Saturday (January 31) in Burbank, California.
Clique Girlz Discuss Japan, Friends & 3-Part Harmony
January 3, 2009 – andPOP caught up with the Ariel Moore, Destinee and Paris Monroe of Clique Girlz during a recent visit to Toronto, where the young pop trio talked about their experience performing at the Tokyo Dome, still having friends back home in New Jersey despite always being on the road, and getting compared to Wilson Phillips before demonstrating their 3-part harmony skills singing a bit of ‘Then I Woke Up’.
“We went to Japan and it was the most amazing experience,” Ariel said. “We performed at the Tokyo Dome and it was so much fun.”
As for what stands out about their music, Paris said, “Probably our three-part harmonies. Most people say we sound like Wilson Phillips. We each have kind of different voices that all blend together so well.”
Watch it below.