February 18, 2011

"Born This Way" Gets Broken Down By A 12 Year Old

In lieu of an actual music video, Lady Gaga's little monsters have been busy this week making their own videos of her instant pop supersmash.  On Monday, I posted a Gaga/Madonna mash-up by an incredibly talented singer/musician named Omar Afuni.  Today, I have a 12 year old girl named Maria who breaks the song down, singing it while doing her own piano accompaniment.  Simply amazing.  To those who initially doubted the cred of this song, it seems that once you take out all the electronica, the song is a beautiful piece of music after all. 

I have to wonder if Maria was somewhat inspired by the amazing version of "Poker Face" done piano-side by Idina Menzel and Lea Michele last fall. Regardless, Maria has created a gem of her own....and even did a little rewrite of the lyrics at the end. This could be her audition video for the new American version of X-Factor, which is now soliciting for contestants.  All these talent/variety shows lately seem to love little girls with big voices. This Maria could clean up!

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