Greyson Chance: The Next Justin Bieber?

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Or would the next Lady Gaga be more accurate?

At his school's talent show this week, then-unknown Greyson Chance took to the piano and performed an amazing, dead-on rendition of Gaga's hit "Paparazzi."

Age: 12. Number of YouTube views: 14,669,491.

So who is this new 'tween phenom with a story – and haircut – to rival that of Justin Bieber? For one, he's an Edmond, Okla., resident, songwriter and pianist.

On Thursday, Greyson Chance told Ellen DeGeneres that he's "never taken a voice lesson," though you wouldn't know it. Kid sure has an innate feel for music.

Despite the immediate, and obvious comparisons to Justin Bieber, he cites Gaga as his main influence: "She's probably my number one inspiration," he said.

So moving was his "Paparazzi" cover that Lady Gaga herself called into the Ellen show to congratulate him. "Be focused," she said, and "stay away from girls."

Calling the singer "Miss Gaga" as he blushed, Chance may not have a choice in that regard. Here's his YouTube sensation rendition of the star's #1 song ...

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i really hate all these gals that go freakin crazy 4 justin bieber.....the only reason you guys lyk him is coz he's cute...but the minute he reaches puberty y'all r going to get tired of him...u might eventually hate him.....n besides greyson will nevere be like jb coz he's wwwwaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy better JB is just a kid who should go back 2 skool n stop tryin to deceive himself that he can sing or that he is a real star....the part that really ticks me off r the gals hu refuse to admit that JB sucks....they r just blinded by stupid obsession....i really HATE JB

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i really lyk this kid....his better than justin bieber....he is really deep 4 his age which shows that his a smart kid n knows where he's going

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I initially dismissed this guy because I thought he was just going to be another Justin Bieber but after watching the video, I am very impressed. Unlike Bieber, he has talent. If Gaga mentors him just right, he could turn out better and hopefully have normal fans. Not crazy, shallow, lunatic fans like Bieber has.

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And why is this important?

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well. ive got to admit. this kid is no joke. but he and justin are 2 completely different ppl with different styles, so they shouldnt be science projects to compare and contrast. theyre both rly good. :)

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THATS WHAT i WANTED TO HAPPEN!!
New sensation coming, justin bieber get off from the spotlight.
seriously, he's 12 and looks like 12 (or maybe 13) and sounds mature than jusber, but justin 16 looks like 12 and sounds like little girl. justin fans are soo insane. he's better so? they cant be honest to themself. justin seriously nothing compare than him ;P

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Justin Bieber is better (sorry for who doesn't agree with me). But, this Greyson kid is good too. But, seriously, I prefer JUSTIN than him! IMO, this kid may have a chance and i heard that he recently go signed. Greyson will diffidently be in different music genre other than R&B, Hip Pop like JB, and STOP compareing them two together....they both have talent but JB's forever and always will be at the TOP. ^_^ i

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This kid's voice is strong and he writes deep songs.Once he gets older they won't even group him with Justin Beiber. This kid will be about song writing and singing powerfully unlike Justin Beiber which is basically devoted to making girls scream. THEY ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

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Does anyone over 12 comment on this site?
Geez, people its not a competition. There is room for both of them. Greyson's voice sounds more mature than Justin's, IMO, but it is just a preference.
As far as him "copying" Justin's hair, Justin did not invent the goofy, too-long bangs and flip style. That is totally retro from the 70's if any of you out there are even old enough to remember those days.

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he has a lot of talent