Friday, February 18, 2011
Lady Gaga praises young Pinay singer
CANADA – No less than Lady Gaga has described 10-year-old Filipina singer Maria Aragon from Winnipeg, Canada as “the future."
In her Twitter account, which has more than 8 million followers, the pop superstar said: “Can’t stop crying watching this [video]. This is why I make music. She is the future."
Lady Gaga was referring to a video uploaded by Aragon where she performs the pop singer’s “Born This Way."
Lady Gaga tweeted Aragon’s video link on her account.
Aragon could not believe the video would be a hit just a day after her siblings uploaded it on video sharing site YouTube.
The video gained 3,000 hits even before Lady Gaga’s tweet. Now, the video has more than 900,000 hits.
Meanwhile, Aragon was also interviewed by a local radio show and became the subject of local news.
The young singer said she started uploading her videos on YouTube 3 years ago.
The Lady Gaga fan also said she dreams of becoming a guest in Ellen DeGeneres’ show in America. -- report from Marieton Pacheco, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau