Stepping onto his middle-school stage and wowing his entire school, this 6th grader‚Äôs acoustic impression of Lady Gaga‚Äôs Paparazzi earned him a gig on a daytime talk show. For Greyson Michael Chance, Ellen‚Äôs invitation on her show represents the chance of a lifetime. If he can put on a show like he did in his hometown, he‚Äôs got it made. Check out the full story, with pictures and a video of his performance below!
If you‚Äôve seen the viral video of the 12-year-old‚Äôs performance, you know that this kid can belt with the best of them .Some say he‚Äôs the new Justin Beiber, but he says his inspiration lies elsewhere.
On his YouTube profile, where his video has over a million hits, he says:
‚ÄúLady Gaga is a freak but she has so much talent and her style of music is what I would like mine to be when im (sic) older,‚ÄĚ he writes and ‚ÄúAugustana is one of the most underated (sic) bands I think ever to step the planet.‚ÄĚ
Augustana is a folk rock band with a moderate following. This afternoon, inviting as a musical guest Greyson Michael Chance, Ellen says she is thrilled to give the young singer a chance, and to see him perform in person. She tweeted yesterday:
‚ÄúNever been more excited to have someone on my show. This is a 12-year-old 6th grader. He‚Äôll be on Thursdays show. Enjoy (link to his YouTube video)‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs not clear whether he will perform another cover song, or one of his own creations. Will you be tuning in to watch the Greyson Michael Chance Ellen performance? Do you think he‚Äôs got the goods to make it in the industry? Let me know in the comment section!
Also, in case you haven‚Äôt seen it, check out his performance below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Nikki Nelson, Chris Connor, RHS