Ten-year-old Canadian singing sensation Maria Aragon has made another stop on her whirlwind tour, appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Aragon’s life has been turned upside down since a video she posted on YouTube last week was seen by pop star Lady Gaga, leading to millions of views and instant fame.
Lady Gaga shared a link to Aragon’s performance of Born This Way with her 8.6 million Twitter followers, and the clip has been viewed 11 million times.
Aragon also received an invitation from Lady Gaga to perform with her at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
The Winnipeg grade-schooler was interviewed and performed on Tuesday’s Ellen show and said she chose to sing Born This Way because she liked the song’s message of being true to yourself.
Lady Gaga visits Toronto for a concert on March 3. When asked if she was nervous about performing with Lady Gaga, Aragon said it’s hard not to be.
“Well, it’s kind of (like), she’s really up there and I’m like only beginning,” she told DeGeneres.
Aragon said she was thrilled that Lady Gaga not only saw her video, but loved it.
“Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future,” the pop star tweeted last week.
“It’s not every day you get to talk to a superstar, (that) you get feedback from a superstar saying you did great on a cover that’s her song,” Aragon said.