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/> But then last week, I was invited into the Edmond home of Scott and Lisa Chance to interview their 13-year-old son Greyson. Just six months ago, Greyson Chance became an instant success when his performance of Lady GagaĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“PaparazziĂ˘â‚¬Âť went globally ultra-viral on YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres championed him on her talk show and suddenly tens of millions had watched GreysonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s performance. GreysonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s talent was obvious, but at first I wasnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t crazy about the frenzy surrounding him. My thought was that he should cultivate his talent for a few years and let it mature. But then I heard him perform his song Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“FireĂ˘â‚¬Âť on a baby grand piano he was given by Yamaha and Larsen Music this summer, and I was forced to reassess. You can now see this video at NewsOK.com Ă˘â‚¬â€ť even those who have watched Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“PaparazziĂ˘â‚¬Âť several times will be amazed, and you can read my interview with Greyson in the next issue of LOOKatOKC. So I thought about what I was doing when I was 13 years old. I did not accomplish a single thing that year that is worth publishing. Not one. But not only is Greyson Chance embarking on a music career at that age, heĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s making music that is startlingly mature. Long after Bieber and his AutoTune hits become the most-deleted tracks in the nationĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s iTunes folders, Greyson will still be making music. So hereĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s to your teenage music career, Greyson Chance. IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ve rarely been more pleased to be wrong.
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