In 2012, the British invaded (pop culture), and we got to know the little things about One Direction. But what will 2013 bring? Here's what the Life in Perspective teen board thinks will be hot -- and not -- in the new year.
In: The British are coming! The British are coming! The Brits will rule the music scene, even with Adele on maternity leave. Breathy electronic singer Ellie Goulding ("Anything Could Happen") and the inescapable One Direction will continue to churn out hits. Their tag-along songwriter, Ed Sheeran, will cement himself as a heartthrob in his own right, with soulful lyrics about loving imperfections and a soft acoustic style.
On this side of the pond, we anticipate hearing more from breakout rap artist Macklemore, who is rising on the charts with "Thrift Shop," which extols the merits of your grandma's coat.
Expect to see more of Demi Lovato, who had a big radio hit this year with "Give Your Heart a Break" and was a bratty and sassy judge on "The X Factor."
Out: Pitbull will fall further behind next year with his worn-out lines about dance floors, hotel rooms and putting your drinks up. And poor Carly Rae Jepsen shall go down in history as the "Call Me Maybe" girl, despite her attempts at new singles.
In: Kesha (again), Maroon 5, Pink, Taylor Swift
Out: Selena Gomez, Adele, LMFAO, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry
In: The Brits are invading TV, too. "Doctor Who" will continue to be popular, as will the fashionable, high-society period drama "Downton Abbey."
"The X Factor" and "The Voice" brought a fresh perspective to singing competitions, which brings us to ...
Out: "American Idol" continued its downward spiral in 2012, hiring celebrity judge after celebrity judge. (Just bring Simon back.) We don't think Nicki Minaj and her lack of singing expertise will turn things around.
In: "Switched at Birth," "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
Out: "Glee," "Pretty Little Liars," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"
In: Emma Stone will continue to be the darling of Hollywood, with her husky voice, raw humor and appeal to both male and female viewers.
Sorry, Ryan Gosling, but your abs have been one-upped by Mr. Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum. Teen girls everywhere hope to see more of him next year.
Out: This is going out on a limb, but Justin Bieber could fall behind in popularity, with his breakup with Selena Gomez and his recent penchant for drop-crotch pants, which not even the Biebs can make attractive.
In: Kate Middleton's baby
Out: Snooki's baby
In: Now that parents have gotten hip to "LOL," expect it to go out of style. "Haha" will replace it in text-speak. Example usage: We wouldn't want a question about the Spanish homework to sound too serious, now would we? Haha.
Out: YOLO (you only live once) will be completely ignored next year, as teens finally realize that living only once does not justify stupidity.
In: Dip-dyed ombre hair
Out: Clip-in hair feathers
In: YouTube beauty gurus
Out: Fashion magazines
In: Cake Pops
In: Thrift shopping
Out: The mall
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