OKLAHOMA – One young boy’s performance has made him a national sensation!
Greyson Chance is an Oklahoma native that became an instant sensation with his performance at his elementary talent show in April. Chance’s piano performance of his personalized rendition of Lady Gaga’s hit “Paparazzi” made him a YouTube star.
The video of his talent show performance has gotten more than nine million views. In a mere 16 days, an unknown sixth grader has been launched into the world of being a celebrity. On Thursday, he made an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
He told DeGeneres that he’s taken piano lessons for three years, but he’s never had a voice lesson. Much to his surprise and delight, he received a call from the Fame Monster herself, Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga told Chance, “Greyson, you’re so sweet and talented.”
Chance has said that his role model for success is pop star Justin Bieber. Bieber was an unknown in 2008 before being discovered by Scooter Braun, a music industry manager. Bieber has achieved seven Billboard’s Top 100 songs and his recent album, “My World 2.0,” has sold more than a half million copies.
Braun shared his wisdom with CBS News and said that the next step for Chance is to surround himself with “the right people” that want him to grow up and be a good man.