Vanessa Carlton isn't my favorite person in the world either, but I have to say that she's a talented girl though. She can play the piano really well and she has a fairly okay voice -- I'm not exactly the authority on this.
I thought her song, A Thousand Miles was pretty good, but her other songs are a bit forgettable. She supposedly has a new album out and that should be interesting. Now that she's with Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind it would be pretty cool to see if she got influenced by his musical style. I heard he produced some of her songs, or something like that. Other than that, I actually thought she was on her way out of the music scene already, but obviously, the people over at Teen People don't seem to think so.
**out of a possible five