12-Yr-Old’s Talent Show Act Stuns Classmates, Grabs 70M Views and Nabs Record Deal

When you’re in middle school and the talent show rolls around, you’re just happy to get out of class. You’re not really expecting anything special–especially not one of the most talked-about performances of the year and the opportunity to watch someone become an overnight sensation that leads to a career as a professional singer.

On April 28, 2010, when he was just 12 years old, Greyson Chance performed at a school talent show in Oklahoma and his rendition of “Paparazzi” was recorded and uploaded to YouTube. The video quickly went viral, amassing millions of views within days and catching the attention of media outlets and music industry professionals.

Following his viral success, Chance signed a record deal and released his debut single all within a few months. His journey from a small-town talent show performer to an internationally recognized artist is a testament to the power of the internet in shaping careers.

His viral video of “Paparazzi” not only showcased his exceptional musical abilities but also opened doors to a successful music career, allowing him to share his talent and connect with fans worldwide. Just watch the faces in the audience–most of them know they are witnessing something special. Watch the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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