Lady Gaga phones 12-year-old fan

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 14, 2010 | 10 Comments

Lady Gaga telephoned a “sweet and talented” schoolboy to praise him for his cover of ‘Paparazzi’. The chart-topping pop star gave 12-year-old Greyson Chance – who has become an internet sensation after his rendition of the song became a YouTube hit – a surprise phone call during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (13.05.10). She told him: “Greyson, you’re so sweet and so talented, and I was so excited that you covered ‘Paparazzi’. Everyone loves you so much. Just keep following your dreams and work really hard, and stay away from girls and be focused.” The video of Greyson has been viewed by over 11 million people and thousands of fans have commented on the youngster’s natural talent. One wrote: “I got goose bumps listening to his voice. Very talented! Just beautiful.” Another said: “I was in total shock when I found out you were 12. Greyson, your voice is amazing! You have that rare tone of vocals that drives girls crazy.” Justin Bieber, move over!

Comments & Discussion

  1. Sarah • May 14, 2010 @ 1:24 PM

    Amazing. Wow and only 12. Hope he stays grounded and doesnt do that hair sweep.

  2. Andrea • May 14, 2010 @ 4:50 PM

    OMG, he’s great! I hope he gets a record deal.

  3. Berh • May 15, 2010 @ 1:15 AM

    I have watched this video of this young gentleman over and over, and it just blows me away how talented and gifted he is!!! One word best describes his version of Lady Gaga’s “Papparazzi”…… AMAZING!!!!!:)

  4. mandee • May 15, 2010 @ 1:35 AM

    cant watch the video, its makin me motion sick lmfao. i listened to the song though and i dont think hes THAT spectacular, but he does have an all right voice. im sure when he grows up and his voice changes he will be a better singer. 😀

  5. J.B. • May 15, 2010 @ 4:08 PM

    @ mandee :: Or he could end up like Homer Simpson, and hit puberty. 😀

  6. ugh • May 15, 2010 @ 11:32 PM

    Puberty is going to hit any time now….. lol

    let’s see how he sounds then 😛

  7. movielover • May 16, 2010 @ 8:58 AM

    Well, Justin Bieber is 16 and he still hasn’t hit puberty… so this kid has at least four years. And he has incredible piano skills, writes his own music and when his voice changes, he’s still going to be able to sing. I think if he gets the right backing, he’s going to be around for awhile. When I first saw this video I couldn’t believe it, most kids freeze up in front of their peers but he’s putting so much emotion into it! At first I was amazed just for the piano playing, but when he started singing, that really blew me away!

  8. mandee • May 16, 2010 @ 3:44 PM

    maybe its my hearing problems that are making me think hes not that great. i get hearing aids on friday so i will relisten then and let you know what i think lol.

  9. L1feless • May 17, 2010 @ 9:04 AM

    He is a good singer…not great. He does however have excellent piano skills and that combined with his vocals should take him a long way.

  10. Sammy • May 17, 2010 @ 2:14 PM

    I think he’s great. I want to download his version onto my iPod, I like it better than Lady Gaga’s version. I hope he gets to record it soon.

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