Ten-year-old Maria Aragon found overnight YouTube fame courtesy Lady Gaga and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. A statement that would instill fear and loathing, if not panic, in most parents.
It was Aragon’s performace of Gags’s new track “Born This Way” that attracted Perez’s positive attention. He subsequently sent word of the perfomance video to the glam-rock star.
Soon after Gaga tweeted:
“Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future.” Lady G.
The serediptious wheel of fame was now spining feverishly for the fifth-grader from Isack Brock School, given Gaga’s twitter influence. Her page views soared from less than 400K to over five million so far.
Later in the day, Aragon had a phone conversation with Gaga in the Toronto studios of Hot 103 FM radio.
Lady Gaga intoduced herself to Maria Aragon, having this to say:
“”Not only do you have such a beautiful voice and you are so joyful to watch, but every once in a while, whether people believe it or not, I have a very bad day,” Lady Gaga told Maria over the phone. “I was not having such a good day and when (entertainment blogger Perez Hilton) sent me the video of you singing Born This Way, I was so overjoyed that I began to cry. Maybe you’re just going to have to come on stage with me and sing that song.”
Gaga and Aragon –who quickly composed herself — sang together briefly following Gaga’s invitation.
Given Lady Gaga’s reputation as a less than savory role model, well noted in this this critique, and Aragon’s innate talent, does the child star need Gaga to be wildly successful?
More importantly, what will the cost of ths overnight techno-media-inspired success be to Maria Aragon with Gaga’s stamp of approval?