A Star is Born: Greyson Chance.

Via Diana Mercer
on May 27, 2010
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When I was twelve I dreamt of being the only girl in the Beach Boys. I wanted to be a star. I sang in the shower, the car and all over town. My friends used to ask me “Hey Diana, who sings this song?” I’d reply “so and so,” with the straightest face. Inevitably, they’d burst out laughing “Let’s keep it that way!”

Greyson Chance is my twelve year old hero of the week. In addition to talent, he’s got a rare, age-inappropriate independence. He appreciates Lady Gaga because she is ‘unique,’ an exceptional quality in a preteen of any flavor. He is so good that Ellen Degeneres started a record label just so she could sign the boy.

15 million hits on You Tube and counting. You can even see the young ladies falling in love in the background.

Me performing “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga at Edmond’s Sixth Grade Festival.

I own no rights to this song.

Follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/greysonchance

For appearance on Ellen, click here.


About Diana Mercer

I've been delighting in and learning from children for almost 20 years as a teacher, and former owner of Clementine Studio: Art Space for Children. I love to watch a child's spirit emerge and develop through the process of art. I'm also a big fan of stilling my mind with yoga, meditation, and the art of mindfulness, cooking up a fresh, local and organic dinner from the Farmer's Market, making sweet music with my friends, and baking fancy birthday cakes.


10 Responses to “A Star is Born: Greyson Chance.”

  1. Just watched his appearances on Ellen. Boy, he's amazing!

  2. Leigh says:

    I've watched both appearances on Ellen and he is amazingly talented! Such a rare find. I love the tone of his voice. I admit I have watched his videos over and over and want to hear more from this talented young lad.

  3. smithnd says:

    I love that video. The thing I can't get over is, when you look into the audience of 12 year old girls in the background, there are a couple that seem truly impressed, but the vast majority have this confused, dumbfounded look on their faces. It's unimaginable how clueless sixth graders are.

    Pre-youtube, this kid gets beat up and degraded all through high school.

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  5. swati jr* says:

    wow. i love the kids these days. this planet is destined for greatness…..

  6. LasaraAllen says:

    I love Greyson. I found him via my sister about three weeks ago, just before he went viral. He was on Ellen within a week. I love watching the blond girl behind him. She really does fall in love with him as he performs. She looks like she's going to cry. <3

  7. laura says:

    so agree! how many times do we not notice the brilliance in front of us?

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  9. Question says:

    This was a few years ago, so great! Has he been successful on Ellen's label? Don't hear about him much.