February 23, 2012 10:00am PT by Jethro Nededog
Greyson Chance Reveals He Almost Didn't Perform Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi' (Exclusive Video)
Greyson Chance’s rise from viral YouTube star to the first recording artist on Ellen DeGeneres’ music label, eleveneleven, would be a pretty unbelievable tale if you didn’t actually live it. So, who best to describe the meteoric rise than the artist himself?
In THR’s preview, the 14-year-old says that he almost didn’t sing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at that sixth grade music festival that went on to get more than 45 million views on YouTube and garnered the attention of DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest. He also says that he originally wanted to emulate his idol Michael Jackson with his music, but that too wasn’t meant to be.
Watch THR’s exclusive first look at Chance’s ClevverTV celebrity profile above. For the full video, visit ClevverTV on YouTube.
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