Shortly after taking the Interweb by storm with his viral recital performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," 13-year-old piano prodigy Greyson Chance (aka "Little Lord Gaga") appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," went on to receive 20 million hits on his YouTube channel, and signed to Ellen's imprint record label, eleveneleven. And this week, Ellen invited her signing back to her TV show to perform his new single, "Waiting Outside The Lines," for the very first time.
Said the boy wonder to his benefactor: "The song is really close to my heart, and I'm just so excited that you get to see it....I hope and pray that my fans can use it to escape from all of the pressures of life. I can't wait for everyone to take this journey with me."
So what's the verdict? Is this kid just a 15-minute fluke, or a genuine talent with a long adulthood career ahead of him? Based on the performance above, definitely the latter (assuming he doesn't undergo some career-killing, Peter Brady-like voice change later on). This is a big song for such a little boy, but Greyson handled it well live. "Waiting Outside The Lines" will surely give Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" some competition for 2010's Best Single By A Junior High School Student Award.
"Waiting Outside The Lines" is available on iTunes now, and Greyson is currently in L.A. working on his debut album, which will reportedly also feature a track about bullying called "Purple Sky."