Michael Slezak
April 30, 2007 AT 11:47 PM EDT

Regular PopWatch readers know that American Idol‘s third-season champ, Fantasia Barrino, is among by most obsessed-over obsessions. (Does that phrase make anyone else think of Animotion?) Anyhow, after a rather lukewarm reception to the delectable “Hood Boy” — Corporate radio? Can you handle it? I don’t think they can handle it! — I was pleased to see her lovely followup, “When I See U,” has climbed to 14 on this week’s Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

The song’s video clip, which just premiered on Yahoo Music (click here to see it), isn’t anything revolutionary, but it looks like the folks at J Records at least spent a little money filming the pastiche of scenes most of us have seen in million different videos: Tasia belting in front of the Manhattan skyline, Tasia soaking in the tub, Tasia strolling the green-screened city streets — and our braces-clad heroine looks great doing it all, too. I just wish I could figure out what the heck is that silver cylinder thing that the director uses to separate the various scenes. It looks a little bit like a garbage can, or maybe a street lamp. Either way, it’s an unfortunate distraction to an otherwise cute clip. What say you, PopWatchers?

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