J-14 Editor Picks: 2012 Breakout Stars


As 2011 draws to a close, the J-14 editors reflect on who they think will be big next year:

One Direction "All five of these guys can sing -- they each made it to The X Factor UK's finals as soloists... but together they are a force to be reckoned with. Their first single 'What Makes You Beautiful' is the perfect feel-good pop song. And um, have you seen them? They're certified cuties!" --Editor-in-Chief Rachel Chang

The cast of The Hunger Games "I'm so excited to see the movie and I know I'm not the only one!" --Photo Editor Danielle Kepler

Victoria Justice "With new music and her first ever film Fun Size, she's going to show the world the full range of her talent!" --Assistant Editor Rachel Sheehan

Elizabeth Olsen "She is a great actress and dresses really well. I think she will even start to outshine her famous sisters!" --Designer Tanya Swartz

The Ready Set "2011 was a huge year for this one man band, but next is going to be even bigger with another album release and a string of tours." --Photo Editor Nicole Mazza

Joel Courtney "I loved him as Joe Lamb in Super 8 -- it's so hard to believe it was his first role ever. With upcoming roles starring alongside Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games) and Jake T. Austin, this guy is one to watch out for! (Bonus: he's totally cute!)" --Editorial Associate Katie Amey

Rachel Crow "She had me at, 'I need my own bathroom.' This X Factor alum is reportedly in talks with the Disney Channel and her positive attitude and amazing vocals will carry her far!" --Associate Editor Kim Messina

Who do you think will be big in 2012?

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