Just when Justin Bieber thought he could singlehandedly claim the heart of every young girl on the planet, one YouTube video at a time, here comes Greyson Michael Chance with his own viral clip, a piano cover of Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi” that leaves his classmates speechless.
Video: Greyson Michael Chance covers “Paparazzi”
Known by his YouTube handle Greyson97, the budding online sensation made his fellow sixth graders swoon with this rendition of Gaga’s hit song. Chance rocks a Bieber-esque hairstyle in the video, but the similarity ends there. Whereas Biebs will only tell his lady “One Time” how he feels and flash an innocent smile, Greyson pounds out “Paparazzi” with creepy-good emotional intensity and repeatedly warns that he’ll “follow you until you love me.”
The reactions that Chance gets from his all-female audience are priceless: Some giggle, others react as if they’ve seen a ghost (is that girl on the top left alright?), and the brunette in the middle just looks like she can’t wait until someone covers Fall Out Boy instead.
“Paparazzi” isn’t the only trick in Greyson97’s bag, either. The 12-year-old also apparently writes his own material, and though the subject matter seems a bit mature for his age, it’s not too shabby. Here’s Greyson performing his original song, “Broken Hearts.”
Video: Greyson Michael Chance sings “Broken Hearts”
Foiled again, Bieber.