Incredible 13-Year-Old Upstages Lady Gaga

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, May 14th, 2010 3:45 pm

Beautiful piano arrangements and unexpected, lilting vocals are not what I think of when I hear Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”  That is,  not unless it’s being performed by 13-year-old Greyson Michael Chance.  He’s a musical prodigy with a Disney-ready, stage-mom-approved name, and he’s surely on his way to superstardom.

Here’s a video of Chance performing “Paparazzi” at a school function.  I can’t figure out why his audience would be all girls, as it appears to be, or why these middle school ladies don’t bug the fuck out when they piece together what his song is.  I thought adolescent girls loved Lady Gaga and screaming.  I guess the times have changed.

He performed a reprise of the song on Ellen yesterday and received a phone call from Lady Gaga herself. I think Chance is amazingly talented, and it’s even more obvious that this is so when his abilities are showcased on a pop song that is normally overproduced and inauthentic.

3 Responses to “Incredible 13-Year-Old Upstages Lady Gaga”
  1. Lady Gaga to Chance: “stay away from girls.” Yeah, probably a non-issue.

    Posted by: Amy Laviero May 14th, 2010 at 3:55 pm
  2. hah, amazing!

    Posted by: Amy Rose Spiegel May 14th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
  3. Also: girls in the background = priceless.

    Posted by: Amy Laviero May 14th, 2010 at 4:38 pm