Greyson Michael Chance has taken the online community by storm after a video of him playing Lady Gaga’s hit “Paparazzi” was posted on YouTube. The sixth grader paired Gaga’s vocals with a piano to create his own rendition of the popular song. The video, which at the time of this writing had garnered nearly half a million views, shows Chance playing the song at a school festival. Many people have been taken aback by the tremendous amount of emotion which the sixth grader has put into the song. There also seems to be unanimous agreement that Chance’s style is a departure from that of other young stars like Justin Bieber. The audience members behind the performer also attracted a fair amount of attention from YouTube viewers, some angered at the disrespect displayed by some of the students attending the festival. Others were obviously impressed by Greyson’s talent.
It is unclear whether Lady Gaga has learned of this video and what the future holds for Greyson. It is safe to assume that he may appear in the media in the not so distant future. There is no arguing that he has talent that could be further refined to produce some great music. We’ll have to wait and see how everything plays out.