May 13th, 2010
10:51 AM ET

Justin Bieber 2.0?

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Is he the next Justin Bieber?

Greyson Michael Chance certainly has a lot in common with the teen pop sensation including a trendy hairstyle and some major singing talent.

And like Bieber, Chance seems poised for success thanks in part to YouTube.

An impressive video of the sixth-grader performing Lady Gaga’s hit “Paparazzi” at a school talent show is racking up the views. It also led to an invite from Ellen DeGeneres to appear on her show Thursday.

And if the response of the girls in the audience is any indication, there may be a new legion of fans “going Grey” soon. Not too bad for a kid that some have dubbed "Little Lord Gaga."
Click here to watch the video.

Filed under: Celebrities • Ellen DeGeneres • Lady Gaga • Music

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  1. acoustic guitar online

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    September 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. An Older Fan

    PLEASE! Don't hate on this very nice and talented boy. He is still VERY young. He has risen to the top quickly and will be entertaining us for many years to come. He is on tour now with another wonderful boy Cody Simpson. Please. lf you dislkie them do not listen to their music. lt is your loss. I greatly respect them. Also Justin Bieber. May God richly blless them. They deserve their success.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mary

    he is not good like justin bieber but i like how he sings that is true (I LOVE YOU JUSTIN BIEBER)

    October 19, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. ben

    he is way better then justin bieber

    June 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. niya

    Ps stop hating on justin bieber

    May 15, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. niya

    Thomas r u mad because ur balls drop n u cant sing hahahaha

    May 15, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. CANDY

    Can anyone tell me who Justin Bieber is? Really I don't know....I listen to Regga....PS. The little boy sounded good to me...

    May 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. whs

    Adults who trash kids obviously have a lot of problems in their own lives. If they aren't happy, they don't want anyone else to be happy either. This is all about jealousy, pure and simple.

    May 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cindy

    why are you guys punking on a little kid thats only a 6th grader???? grow up already and leave him guys are just putting his hopes down....who r u guys to do that......nonone....he has talent....and if the public likes him than he will succeed......

    keep up the good job...and...dont listen to anyone....follow ur heart... : ) <3

    May 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. realism

    enough with the gay insults! j.b nor greyson have ever led onto that AT ALL

    May 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. FLORIDAgator

    WOW, He is AWESOME!!!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brooke

    @Sarah "i am noy jealous blah blah".

    Sarah, sweety, you are an idiot and need to go away now. Misspelling I can forgive, but making ignorent comments where no one has any idea what you are talking about? Worthy of an internet taco kick. Go back to whatever you were doing on here when you should obviously be at school ya layabout. Get an education. Please?

    As for the article itself, i'm glad to see someone new featured occasionally. Everyone who is famous, even bands like Nirvana (as so many of you have posted like morons) had their break and worked within the very mass media you are tearing this kid down for being apart of.

    Don't be stupid people, use your brains, I know its hurt and might be new and scary but you can do it.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. MYA

    Yes he is amazing 🙂 I think that him and Justin Bieber both are very talented...and I wish him the best 🙂

    May 14, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jen

    Wow, that kid is amazing. Hope him success. But for all you haters out there... you dont have to be so jealous. Give the kid a hand. Geeez. He's good!

    May 14, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sav


    May 14, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  16. Sav


    May 14, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  17. Deb

    @ Zach: why do you say that Lady GaGa's song are not written well. She is a very talented writer. She went to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied songwriting. She is talented and original.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Deb

    I'm sick of this....for those of you that are saying that Justin Bieber is not talented, watch his youtube videos. He is not a record-company-manufactured artist. He has been singing since he was as young as 4. He plays five different instruments. He dances and writes his own music. He has been putting videos of himself singing on his own youtube page for years and Usher himself saw one of the videos of Justin singing an Usher song, he loved it and wanted to meet the kid. Justin is now signed to Usher's record label. Justin is NOT some over-produced record-company experiment.

    So before you talk about people's talent or lack thereof, do your research and make sure you now what you are talking about. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Deb

    I can't stand when people always say "just wait until they hit puberty"...people said that about Michael Jackson, and look at the career he had after his young teenage years. Now, I'm not saying that Justin Bieber or this kid is going to have the career that MJ did, but people just need to think about the possibly that the public will continue to enjoy their music even after they reach a certain age.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Sarah

    Hey cj if you are a girl or a boy you are just following that little GAY boy! around and guest what his hey day will be gone in 3 yrs or SO
    And i am noy JEALOUS of gay boy over there

    May 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dave in Connecticut

    Gosh, I hope not another Gaga or Bieber, I can't stand either of them or their being compared to real stars like Madonna. Bieber is another Donny Osmond, and I hope no one thinks we need more of them

    May 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. todd

    All you nay-sayers predicting he is just another flash in the pan, first consider that he is writing his own music and lyrics. Yeah his voice may change but that's not the extent of his talent.

    May 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Carol

    Holy cow! Bet companies are racing to sign him. That is talent!

    May 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  25. mushymushroom

    To those who are saying that in a short span of time there will be another internet superstar, so what?!

    At the very least when he's old and gray, he can tell his grandchildren that once in his life there was a thread about him on CNN's site and people across the globe has seen him sing and has talked about him.

    The point is, this is an opportunity for him to actually show to the world what he's got, and he deserves it. If people don't like him then he can move on with his life.

    Everyone of us has dreamed of being famous one way or another so don't be such a hypocrite insulting someone who has been noticed by the world via the internet,because if you were in his shoes you'd feel lucky. Plus, it's funny how someone can actually ridicule him because he's an internet fad, well, he just took advantage of an effective tool to get noticed, I mean what would you do to be seen by EVERYONE if you're an aspiring artist; sing in subways or post videos on internet? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Just let him do his thing and do your own. If you think you're more talented than him, then do something about it and stop hating.

    May 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Kurt

    he's singing a LADY GAGA SONG. he like Lady Gaga. He's another horrible attractive young pop star, that will be picked up by the music industry, MTV, 14 year old girls, the media, American Idol, Oprah, and the radio. NO MORE POP. We need another Nirvana to make another Smells Like Teen Sprirt, to change music, and overthrow pop once more. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, and everyone else on the readio SUCKS!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. ada

    @Ellie Belle B. well, hes 12 so yeah female pedo much?
    and also whats a 13 yr old doing on a News station?
    no kid watches the news. at least noone when i was 13.
    which was a year ago haha.
    anyway, talented kid, just change his hairstyle so people cant compare him to the biebs.

    May 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Rob James

    This kid in no way resembles JB. His voice is pure, his talent is pure. He is not the next JB...he is Greyson Chance!

    May 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Joanna

    they made me remember Aaron Charles Carter, he was popular in such young age, but not now ...

    May 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Joanna

    success can not be copied,,

    May 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  31. CNN'S FAN


    May 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ellie Belle B.

    Whether Justin or Greyson is better is your opinion. And your opinion, is not everybody else's opinion, nor is it a fact. Think what you want to think. 🙂

    But I think Greyson is wonderful and he should follow his dreams 🙂

    May 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Unreal

    Who is this Justine person I hear so many people talking about? From what I hear, she's a very popular little girl.

    May 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ellie Belle B.

    You cant compare him to Justin Bieber. They are two different people, who should just go on doing what they love. I love Justin too, and I dont think any of them is way better than the other. Of course, Greyson has a lot less experience than Justin, but experience doesnt come fast like that. Justin also started at this age posting videos on you tube. I think Greyson has a really good voice, and yes, it is girly sounding like Justins, but it doesnt really matter whether someones voice sounds like a girl or not, it just matters how well their voice can sing. He seems like a good kid to me, I fully support Greyson in whatever he loves to do 🙂 Plus hes pretty cute. And im 13, btw 🙂

    May 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Gary

    Nah, he's not "Justin 2.0"–this kid actually has some talent, unlike Bieber.

    May 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Emily

    wow! this dude is good!! but i still think justin bieber is offense to the people that like him better then bieber!! but he's definatly good

    May 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Zack

    American idol has brainwashed us all. Why are people so enticed by vocal athleticism and not more important aspects of good music, like songs that are written well, or people who stand for something more than just a product pop song that won't endure in the minds of the public more than a year. Stuff like this only appeals to pre-teen girls who idolize the current boy toy.

    May 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  38. CR

    Please do not be negative about this boys talent. First off, he is 12 years old. That is a shock within itself. Second, he is not famous simply because he sang a Lady GaGa song. Have you listened to his other songs on Youtube he wrote himself? I recommend listening to "Stars" I think your negative opinion will change of him.

    Keep it up, kid. You're going places and I would love to buy your music someday.

    May 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Red is Retarded

    Go listen to the recently discovered recordings of a 6 year old Beethoven completely destroying a harpsicord and you'll realize what a freekin joke this crap is. It's like a tsunami of 64th notes.

    May 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Matt

    No, he is not Justin Bieber 2.0. The difference is, this kid can sing, Justin Bieber cannot. I saw him live and thought he was terrible.

    May 13, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Danielle

    <3 u JB!!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  42. stevie68a

    I studied voice for years and a bit of constructive pointers are in order, if
    you're reading this Greyson.
    First, you are a great talent and your mid range is gorgeous.
    The high notes are a bit weak, you must not push hard on them.
    Use your "head voice" to reach these notes, as a good vocal coach will
    teach you how.These notes will become effortless!
    Don't let the critics and haters get you down- put any pain you receive
    right back into the music.
    I also want to say that you are a prodigy, nothing less.
    Good luck!

    May 13, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Kyara Wilson

    i know yall betta get off ma boi!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. sheeple


    May 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Dominic Giu

    Justin WHO??? This Kid has way more talent than Justin Bieber. If you look at only of his two other videos on youtube, he wrote his other songs, and they have some soul and heart to them. Justin Bieber is just Ushers Puppet...

    May 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  46. pepper11

    Well said nono !!!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Ryan

    Justin and Greyson are secret lovers.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  48. whs

    Let's count how many posts on her praise either Justin or Greyson and trash the other one. Or how many just trash both of them. For those posting these kinds of messages, it tells the rest of us exactly what type of people you are... unhappy, insecure and incapable of being happy for another human being, especially a kid.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Maria

    Bieber 2.0? You have to be kidding me! Beiber 1.0 sucks and has no talent. But THIS kid has talent.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Christopher Berry

    You guys who are being rude need to grow up!!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Ryan

    How about a Kurt Cobain 2.0, instead of another crap pop star.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  52. okgal

    a bunch of low life people dissing on a 6th grader. man what an adult. get a life people. ON A BETTER NOTE.. This kid is awesome and deserves this for trying to be somebody! Congrats!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  53. whs

    Serously1575544 calls Justin Bieber a d-bag. Why, because he has a successful music career? So what do you call an adult who calls a 16 year old kid a d-bag?

    May 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  54. whs

    Yes they are. Thanks, Ace.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Ace

    whs, people are jelous of that poor kid.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jeffrey

    Way to go, Greyson!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. whs

    Stop with this praising one kid and trashing the other! And David, get your facts straight! You said Greyson's "got a better voice then that bieber kid and he plays piano which means he actually has a talent." Well first, which one has a "better" voice is totally a matter of opinion. And second, Bieber plays piano, drums, guitar and trumpet. So anything you said after that has zero credibility. Why all the anger at young, innocent kids who've done nothing more than do something they love – sing and make music? Improve your own lives and maybe you'll stop attacking others, especially children.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Chris

    Who is this Justin Bieber person and why do I keep hearing about him/her?

    Every time I turn the t.v. on there is a story about a story about a story about him/her some other network or outlet may or may not have ever done. Yet I've never found a story about him/her.

    Are we being punk'd?

    May 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Serously1575544

    Bieber actually has no talent, just good marketing, this kid does, this kids talent goes beyond cookie cutter BS teen music that is written for him, not a fair comparison. Also, Bieber is a d-bag.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  60. David

    He's got a better voice then that bieber kid and he plays piano which means he actually has a talent. The only thing is once the fame gets to this kid's head he'll be just as bad as bieber; running around knocking america back in the world "we don't say that (german) in america"....What we need is for morons like those who go out and hype this kid up to wake up and see that money isn't the root of happiness. Sure this kid can sell a million records to teenage girls who know nothing of good music but they're single-handedly destroying music. Talented bands like Mute Math or Guster are put on the back burner behind Miley and bieber and this little retard because people are becoming too stupid to appreciate good talent.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  61. John

    The hormones will destroy this voice.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  62. stevs

    i loved this hes awsome !! got some real talent

    May 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  63. whs

    To Me, I think you plagiarized my comments (May 13th, 2010 3:50 pm ET and May 13th, 2010 3:57 pm ET). But that's OK because everything you said is great. 🙂

    May 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  64. andrea

    He is great.....

    May 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Me

    I hope that some of you don't have kids or never become parents because your kids will have no chance at ever growing up and having the confidence to make something of themselves. That's just what happens when you tear down a child mentally. If you choose to post negative comments about this kids talent, looks and name (for god sake) then you would certainly do it to your own offspring. Please stop to take a good look at yourself. Kids are only young for so long and it doesn't take much to ruin their outlook with such negativity. Consider your feelings as a parent if this kid was your son and you were reading these comments. It’s never too late to change, good luck.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Doug

    @Realism "The joke is on you if you think it takes *anything* at all to be famous today...."

    Why aren't you famous then clown? Sounds like a little bit of jealousy to me. Move out of your mom's basement, quit reading comic books, get a girlfriend and then don't do ANYTHING and become famous. If it is that easy, why not? See you on E! soon.

    MOM! Where's the meatloaf? I want it now!

    May 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  67. whs

    Michelle, relax. This isn't a Justin vs Greyson battle. They're both really talented, nice kids. Be happy for BOTH of them.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  68. whs

    Funny David since YOU obviously are someone who has an interest in them. Or else why did you choose to read the article AND then post your extremely ironic comment. Hypocrit.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  69. michelle

    first of all he doesn't at the soul and heart Justin has. Furthermore, Justin can play the piano, drums, and guitar!!!!!! So now who has more talent, not to mention Justin's smooth voice!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. David

    I hereby denounce any and all posters on here who are over the age of 13 for giving a damn about either one of those boys. My only comment is to point how utterly ludicrous your interest is in either one of them.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  71. whs

    cont. And if Greyson were your son, brother, nephew, friend, etc., you would be so proud of him. But since he's a stranger, you feel there's absoultely nothing wrong with insulting him. Why? Greyson, you should be very proud of yourself. Even if you don't have a music career ahead of you, it's much more important that you're a wonderful kid.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  72. whs

    A really sweet kid who gave an amazing singing performance. And what does he get for that? A bunch of pathetic people making personal insults about him and even his name for god's sake. Obviously, these are people who have so many problems in their own lives that their only way to feel better is to attack someone else. In this case, an innocent young boy. Very sad.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Paul

    i really don't like this kids piano playing, it's really messy. But he has a good voice.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Lady LULZ

    My favorite part is "Lady Caca" calling in and saying she was in bed with her mother. She tries so hard to "deviate from the norm" in her behavior to compensate for the fact that she's a talentless hack used as a tool to rake in as much money as possible for the greedy record executives. That's why I don't buy music anymore; I steal it off the internet.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Pete

    Justin can not sing. He sings off key. Can he even play the piano?

    May 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Okiehomie

    For all of you that have posted nasty , mean comments – you should be ashamed ! I hope you don't pass your negativity to your own kids – if God forbids you have any of your own . Geez – he's a kid – leave him alone – if you want to pick on someone go on Casey Anthony's website – at least she did something to deserve it. People are so harsh to criticize – I think he has a great voice and for a boy his age to not care about being "macho" by playing the piano – he obviously likes girls – he said thats what the original songs "that he wrote" were about – so back off- I am sorry for you Greyson that people are so jealous and mean – and I hope you don't take any of this to heart – you keep on singing and playing that piano – and I hope one day you can laugh at those negative people on your way to the bank to make a hefty deposit – oh yeah and one more thing ...BOOMER SOONER !

    May 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Jobu

    Who was the first Justin Bieber?

    May 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Mr. Smith

    Outstanding Performance!!!!!! Dont let these haters bring you down to their level. If you dont have haters, your not working hard enough! Whatevern success you have, there will always be a hater. GREAT JOB GREYSON!

    May 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  79. nick

    dudes. gettin. laid.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Bervick

    He could really showcase his vocal chops if he sang a rap song 😉

    Justout Bieber. Just in Mike Greyson

    May 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Okie

    All of you leaving crude comments should be ashamed of yourselves. This kid is in the 6th grade and your speaking of him as if he was an adult!
    He does have talent and it is ashamed that your allowing your jealousy to ruin any excitement he has about this. He is nothing like that justin kid because he has a better deeper voice and can actually hold a tune. He is a shy kid and deserves respect! He writes his own music as well, and you cannot deny that talent!

    May 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Brian

    "And if the response of the girls in the audience is any indication"

    - What response? Half the girls sitting there just stared blankly into space. People are reading too much into it. This is obviously the work of excellent marketing rather than it being a genuine diamond in the rough. I'm somewhat disappointed that a "credible" news organization like CNN would allow themselves to get sucked in by this.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  83. skwcw

    let the kid be a kid and enjoy his time, of course Im waiting for the "he's gay" people to come out of the woodwork, and he is probally getting beaten up at school. He is a shy cute kid, let him be one.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  84. justins girl

    all you low life jelous people need to shut up and stop saying stupid crap about justin.. idont give a care if any of you like this wanna be im not saying i dont like this dude because i dont even know wat he sounds like but you people need to shut up and get a life and stop hating justin because he didnt do anything to you

    May 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mariann

    Cute and shy guy................hope him the best...........very good voice indeed. And to all you jealous people, we know who you are because you have all that bad stuff to say about him. Pure envy.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  86. curly sue

    It frustrates me that people talk smack about justin bieber... this kid is great and so is bieber... everybody should just grow up and leave them alone...!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Stiles

    As a professional musician for 25 years I admit this kid has talent but staying power in the business is a fantasy. Especially playing this type of pop drivel. There are no longer any "real" songwriters anymore. Everyone just uses the same pop formula to make a quick buck. No innovation and it's all about looks. I don't see Lady GaGa writing any timeless classics let alone this kid or any one else. Most hits today are remakes of hits from yesterday. Songwriting is talent anyone can learn to play an instrument but it takes real talent to write a good song. Besides if someone were to write a classic the idiot US consumer wouldn't even give it the time of day because it wouldn't end up on any major media outlet.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |

    This young man has a great voice...hope he keeps it. So many of the Welsh boy sopranos find their voices leave when they hit puberty.

    Regarding the comment below discussing Susan Boyle...she has sold over 8 million albums supassing Lady GAGA and in the first week surpassed the Beetles in any of their new releases. She is still on top of the records for album sales.

    This kid could find himself there if he is lucky/

    May 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  89. TheProPheT

    He sings so much better than Justin Beaver...

    May 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Randy

    The people on here who are criticizing and saying this kid should be shot etc. Is your life TRULY that miserable? Are you really that sad? Are you really that pathetic? Are you really that full of hate and sorrow??? Get a LIFE, you're sadly pathetic! You will die old, lonely, miserable people! Nobody will ever want to be around you. Enjoy your loneliness. As far as this kid, WOW...I haven't heard a child's voice sound that good in FOREVER! Go places kid! You've got the talent in your backpocket! Talent, does not go away, it only progresses!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  91. jeanne

    this kid is more talented, cute, more innocent and not as gay as the other gaga, and elin like him...good luck kid, take advantage of every second you can.....

    May 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  92. nono

    Wow, it is so sad to hear jaded and bitter adults tear down children. I don't like Beiber's music, but the kid can sing, just look him up on Youtube.

    I am sure the nastiest people here are just probably completely discontent with their own lives, and just hate to see someone else with talent get the shot they never had or allowed themselves to have.

    Instead of spending your days tearing down a child's dreams, why don't you focus on making yourself better? Or at least try not to be so bitter and nasty.

    Good luck kid!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Bryan

    Justin Bieber has no talent whatsoever. At least this kid has real talent.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  94. julie

    they both wear wigs

    May 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Fred

    Where would we be without YouTube? Another Justin Bieber is exactly what we have been missing. Has anybody asked him if he knows anything about Germany?

    May 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Todd

    All I can say is unbelievable!!!!!

    The kid did an amazing job with this song. Way better then GAGA her self if you ask me.

    Just glad I got a chance to see it and hear it!

    And for all you people with negative things to say, keep on being negative and see how far you go in life.

    Gosh that felt good!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Connor

    Why did Bieber turn to bBeber? Egh!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  98. jds

    I thought this kid, Justin, looked like a girl the first time I saw a picture of him.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  99. KC12

    duh ur my bff god *eye roll* I kno i ruined the creepiness of that!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Connor

    Do we really need another Justin bBeber, or even a comparission of that high-pitched gay boy? I don't think so. I feel this is an utter waste of worthy-news.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Mona

    Great thinking KC12

    ...... i kno where u live

    May 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  102. KC12

    OMG he looks like a possibility..... to tell the truth i don't even like justin beiber like all the other little 12 year old girls around me. But this guy looks like a possibility.....

    May 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bill

    In Topeka we hate Justin Bieber. I drew a picture of it here:

    May 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Chris

    Wow, there's a lot of jealous people on here with some serious inferiority issues. I think we all know that people generally make fun of someone else because their pathetic, miserable life lacks in any talent or worth. My advice to you people (you know who you are) is to get off the internet and go do something more useful with your time before you pick on someone else's child. Buy a guitar, piano or take singing lessons and work really hard at it. Maybe then you’ll understand how childish it is to go off on a jealous rant. No I don’t like pop music but I certainly don’t have any ill feelings towards this young man. Please send all comments to: 1>/dev/null 2>&1

    May 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Mona

    Even though i haven't heard him sing i know he's better than Justin Beiber

    May 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Lindsay

    This kid isn't a JB wannabe, nor is he a Copycat LG. He wrote his own song and posted it on his YouTube channel, username greyson97. This kid seems legit.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Michael

    Wow. People can really be cruel. Whether he makes it big or not isn't the question. It's if he has a good voice regardless if he's hit puberty or not as Thomas so disgustingly put it. He's a child doing something creative and not gang banging and stealing. He's feeding his craft. And a younge kid with a trendy hairstyle doesn't make him the next Justin Bieber. God, it's a haircut. Grow up.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Charles

    The next Bieber? If it wasn't for Tina Fey on SNL a couple weeks ago, I wouldn't have even known who the current Bieber was.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Trevor, Austin, TX

    That's what I said, he isn't gay. Learn to read.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  110. fed up with little kid stars

    Okay so I'm pretty sure we only need one Justin Bieber. I'm not sure how much more America can take if another boy that sounds like he's 3 when he sings become famous. Seriously? Little boy singing Lady Gaga? That girls a creeper anyway

    May 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  111. justins girl


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  112. arianna

    you guys are so weird!yeah this kid is alot like jb and is probably just as good a singer maybe even better but seriously if you don't like jb DON"T LISTEN TO HIM it's not that hard ignore his music when it comes on if you don't like him oh well you don't have to be mean about it!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  113. justins girl

    He will sooo not even get close jb is wayy up there this kid cant handle nothing that he is going through. if he wants to have his hair and everything like him and stuff i dont have a problem but still he wont bump justin out of the way he has to many fans like me who will do everything to keep he where he is!! AND JUSTIN IS NOT GAY!!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Trevor, Austin, TX

    The difference is that Justin Beiber isn't gay. Girls don't freak out as much over gay guys.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  115. usher

    hey wus up dawg its yo boy usher i know im better than justin bieber and i always will be.......

    May 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  116. tim

    I didn't know the music industry was still looking for kids with talent. This kid is great, piano can use some work but man what potential.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  117. emily

    who cares listen to lauren she knows what she is talking about

    May 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Sheila

    And by the way, Greyson Michael Chance is too long, HE WILL HENCEFORTH BE KNOWN AS.... WAIT FOR IT.... GMC.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Sheila

    I agree, this kid Greyson Michael Chance actually has real talent, I mean listen to that voice! Amazing control. Justin Beiber is talentless, he can't sing at all. Him and the Jonas brothers are just good-looking, they have no real singing skills. Greyson Michael Chance is a terrific, accomplished singer.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |


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  121. henry

    he sounds BETTER than Justin B! Keep on singing dude!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  122. dom

    This kids in 6th grade and hes writing his own music and is a great piano player. I hope he can avoid the mainstream pop manufactured artists like Justin beiber who will disappear hopefully soon.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Shiara

    The viral video doesn't do him justice. His other videos better showcase his abilities as an instrumentalist and songwriter. Hopefully he will continue to develop and nurture his gift, and use it for good 🙂

    May 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  124. lauren

    oh yeah right... that is just wrong to even think he will bump justin out of the way.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  125. seth

    he gud

    May 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Jordan

    Please listen to Billy Joel's Cold Spring Harbor album if you are not already familiar with it. Aspire to be Billy Joel, not Justin Beiber. You have a chance to be a real artist - stay true to your music and never sell your soul.

    All the best!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Jessica

    FYI – Usher's voice dropped and he got better.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Jessica

    as long as he doesnt talk like bieber or swish his hair like him, he'll be alright.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Frederic

    Play Chopin for a girl and she will fall in love with you, it's fact.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Lula

    This kid is way more talented than JB!!! A natural!!

    May 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Chris

    Why can't you just appreciate a good performance for what it is? He's obviously extremely talented, especially for his age. Negative criticism is simply unwarranted and unappreciated.

    May 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Lish

    I think this kid is amazing & hope he goes far! He has definitely made Oklahoma proud 🙂

    May 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Chris

    Too bad they don't make eunuchs anymore

    May 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  134. blessed

    Why would it be a total insult to compare this kid to Justin? Both of them are just kids who can sing just like countless of people out there! What is the BIG DEAL! I find it so amazing how people make anyone with just an ounce of talent the biggest thing since Elvis! Let's first wait & see what these kids or anybody else just starting, have something positive to contribute to society. For crying out loud...they just sing!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Hannah G.

    Yes, he is MUCH better than Justin Bieber! Good job!

    May 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  136. spj

    Didn't Andy Warhol say something about 15 minutes of fame? Wonder who will be next.....

    May 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  137. MsPriss

    Greyson happens to go to school with my son and I will tell you this much the kid has never had professional vocal coaching or training and he's been taking piano for 3 years as long as my child and well you can obviously see that true and rare talent coupled with a little musical training can take you a very long way. And as for all the other comments about him he's already been offered several record deals by various major labels as was the other artist Dondria from OK who put herself on Youtube just singing b/c she loves to sing now she's signed to a major label has a #1 hit video out and her album is in stores this summer! she had haters too so keep hating on this kid all it does is provide more determination to succeed! He was on Ellen this morning and recieved a call from Lady Gaga he deserves every bit of it!

    May 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  138. John

    Greyson Chance has perfect pitch, a beauty to his voice, a strength and range that belie his age, and talent.

    Everything Bieber does not.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Robert

    Sure, they're cute when they're young, but when they grow up you just flush them down the toilet like a pet turtle. As soon as this kid stops breast feeding he'll lose his appeal.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Diana

    The story could be about the cure for cancer or someone saving another person from death, or puppies, there would still be someone making fun of it, because there self worth is based on feeling superior to other people.... I just take the story as it is, looks like a good kid, heard the song this morning on local radio, he has talent. Good for him, I hope it takes him places. If not him, then whom??? Everyone deserves a shot. 😉

    May 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  141. @Realism

    The joke is on you if you think it takes *anything* at all to be famous today....

    May 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  142. wow

    it's a comment board...I dont have to keep my comments to myself if I dont want to. that's why this is a comment board for comments. comment haters

    May 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Michael

    Its a total insult to compare this kid to Justin. This kids voice is amazing.. I'm glad he's getting his props.. Well deserved..

    May 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  144. wow

    whats with all the people saying dont hate? i dont see much hating going on here I can only see good stuff about how talented this kid is mostly. stop hating on people that hate that dont really hate really

    May 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  145. R. Lyche

    last thing we need is another bieber wannabee

    May 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  146. cole

    Have any of you watched Justin Bieber's youtube videos? He is also an amazing singer and plays 5 or 6 instruments. His pop hits on the radio are not an indication of all his talent.

    Why must we say this kid is better or worse than Bieber? Why can't we just say they both are talented kids?

    May 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Mike

    At least has has musical talent and can play the piano well.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  148. popozoo

    ...and just like Bieber, he'll pretend to like girls as long as the money is rolling in.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Amy

    There is no doubt about it, the kid is talented. I don't see any of your videos on CNN. So for those who say he isn't talented, i'd like to see you get noticed. Until then, leave your comments to yourself. He has was your lacking, confidence and talent. I'm rootin for him! If the kid wants to dream, let him. Who are you to tear him down?

    May 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Jiterz

    This kid has real talent.....much better than Bieber! He will definitely be a star...just a matter of time!!

    May 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  151. popozoo


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  152. Kayle

    Excellent for young kid, he shows some talent. At least he's done more than anyone here. Give the kid some respect, he may make or he may not. But he deserves the respect right now.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Ryan

    Obama sucks...though not as much as those two aforementioned fruit loops.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  154. realism

    to all of you who criticized j.b and this new kid, greyson, who are you? are you famous?

    May 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. pepper11

    mikaela-Wow, I was not aware that you because you stated something it was the truth. How exciting is that? I guess you can see in the future too and know for a fact that this kid will not be famous. Maybe he won't, but you crack me up that you think you are such an authority on the music business. Are you a record producer or agent? I think it is okay to say you don't like something or even hate it, but no one can predict how the public is going to react to any artist. No one is the sole authority. There are so many different types of music based on everyone's taste. Different strokes for different folks. Just because you don't like something, doesn't make it bad. There may be millions of people that will love it. I think Mikaela is living in her own "little" misinformed world.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  156. lol

    well, he has that same d-bag haircut, why not. we're used to carbon copies of talent that are out there purely as a money making tool.

    lemme guess, disney will sponsor the kid?

    May 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  157. MadCityBabe

    land of dreams baby.......I wish anyone who has the jazz to go for it............the very best............i just wish I could sing.......however, when I do, it sounds like someone banging a sack of cats on the side of a building, or so I've been told......:)

    May 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Dixie Normous

    what a f@g..

    May 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  159. dudebro

    15 minutes and then he'll be replaced by some other flavor of the month. america's adhd epidemic at it's finest.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  160. MD

    Maybe all of you should do some more research. This kid is more talented than others mentioned. He actually writes and plays his own music. This one only went viral because it is a Lady Gaga song. I encourage you to listen to his others.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  161. dave

    @mikaela – You are VERY misinformed! Susan Boyle doesn't sell records?

    "I Dreamed a Dream" set an all-time record for pre-sales thru Amazon. In only six weeks of sales, it became the biggest selling album in the world for 2009, selling 8.3 million copies. She appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, not 'some years ago'.

    Try using the internet instead of just spouting off whatever nonsense comes to mind.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Joe

    How come the kid doesn't have electronic vocal effects? Wait you mean he can actually sing and play a classical instrument? Weird.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Cody Goreczky

    Another 2 year internet popstar. He'll be popular for a year or two then replaced by another. Just like internet memes.
    People are so stupid. Im going to gtfo of America.
    He's not talented. There are a million 16 year olds whop havnt gone thru puberty and 12 year olds with the same voice. This kids will keep popping up one after another. Remeber when everyone said Emo singers had girl voices? I cant tell the difference between MCR, Fallout Boy, and all those dum bands. Justin Beaver and This new kid and soon MOAR others to come are all cloned voices with empty lyrics and annoying chorus.-

    He's not more talented then Justin Beaver. Justine beaver is Shyt and so it Gayson Michael Chance. They are the same people.

    all these kids should be shot. as a human, i'm embarassed that they exist and that foolish girls like them.<- I support. satan.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  164. John

    This is really kind of creepy. "Little Lord Gaga"? Really? Maybe he could make videos about being in prison and killing people. Maybe we shouldn't equate a 6th grader with her. I don't get this whole fascination with young boys...especially by adults...

    May 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Christopher Berry

    Joe in NJ....

    Back off!! The kid has talent....and he will go places....and guess what...other people have named their kids fact they spell it me!!!
    Graysen Elijah.......

    May 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  166. satan

    all these kids should be shot. as a human, i'm embarassed that they exist and that foolish girls like them.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  167. lisa

    I'll bet you that he can tell you where the country of Germany is and that it's also the language spoken there...........

    May 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Chicago

    His last name is Chance. His first name is Greyson, and he can't help that either.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Andy

    Lulu... Greyson is his FIRST name. Chance is his LAST name.

    But its not like it matters... He sings POP music. And if one thing is for certain, pop music changes. And more so, pop music forgets a lot of the times. What's pop today, won't be in 5 years.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Mary

    He looks like a very sweet little boy.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Lulu

    Joe, what the heck kind of silly comment was that? He can't help that his last name is Greyson. Grow up please.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Romny

      His first name is Greyson!!!
      His last name is Chance.

      Greyson Chance

      September 19, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  172. Dave

    HahAHA Ernesto! That was classic!

    May 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Joe in NJ

    What the heck kind of a name is Greyson?

    May 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Steve

    And as far as the Susan Boyle do know her album set records in Great Britain right?

    Ignorance...its not just for children.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Steve

    To all of you who are doubting him because he was on the internet...two words, Katy Perry.

    Thats what the internet is for anymore...a star factory. Why go out and look for talent all over the world when you have access to a box, that delivers all the talent that wants to be seen and heard right there. duh, someone of you are VERY short-sighted.

    As fas as some of you who are saying his voice is good until he hits puberty, you obviously dont know the first or last thing about singing. His voice is incredible and once he hits puberty, it will drop but he has so much quality and control it wont really matter, it will just be a case of fine tuning his voice again to the new level.

    C'mon, dont hate on him because he is really talented.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  176. Ernesto Bozzletalk

    he and gaga have a lot of things in common: the sound, the performance style, a penis...

    May 13, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  177. Mich

    The kid's talented, but come on – ever since Susan Boyle we've had two or three 'thrilling new YouTube singing discoveries' a week!! What happened to all the other 'next Susan Boyle' sensations who were supposed to be amazingly talented and light the world on fire?

    If he works hard and does the right stuff, he'll have a career. As far as this goes, just wait a few days and the next singing phenomenon will come along.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  178. RVC

    Call me whatever you want – that kid has got talent. He is much more talented than Justin Bieber. I mean, he has an amazing voice (that I'm sure will only be a little deeper once he reaches puberty) and he can play the piano. Most kids aren't taught to play instruments anymore, so the fact that he can really play the piano at such a young age is a testament to his talent.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  179. Rob

    this dude has chops! sure, his voice may drop in a year or two or five, but if you listen closely to his voice, you can hear the vibrato in his voice and he can hold a note really well. talented kid!

    May 13, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  180. Shelly

    Eat your hearts out guys – if only you had his looks, money, and talent – you go boy, the skies the limit.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  181. cj

    dont be so mean he's pretty cute and he's a good singer i think you all are just jelous of him ........... but don't worry something will happen for you all too.! justin bieber is still on top but just wait he could be working with him one day!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  182. mikaela

    he is just the new connie talbot, or the new susan boyle. That is. They all have talent but they don't sell much, he is just a bieber wannabe and he got famous cus of singing a gaga song OF COURSE that will get ppls attention. But he wont get as huge as gaga herself or bieber or miley virus. Thats the truth. Little susan boyle. Susan who? Oh a woman with a good voice that appeared some years ago... ohh yeah her... want some pizza?

    May 13, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  183. Cindy

    Little Lord GaGa I will follow
    not little wanna be usher bieber

    May 13, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  184. Stacey

    I love this kid, he has such a great voice. Good luck to him!

    May 13, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  185. Andy

    Andrew your right it is an insult. This kid is one hundred times better than Justin haha.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  186. RE: Andrew

    *because this kid has talent.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  187. Andrew

    I think its rather insulting to compare this kid to Justin...

    May 13, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  188. LOL Ray

    yeah like idiots who try to use the word "moronism"

    May 13, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  189. Ray

    Moronism is on the rise in every aspect of culture.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  190. Thomas

    Just "wait" that is...

    May 13, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  191. Thomas

    Just until his balls drop and he loses that voice...

    May 13, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

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