Just a Little Luck? Neh, Greyson Chance!
Greyson Chance was just a regular 13-year-old kid performing his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a school talent show. But after Ellen DeGeneres spotted the performance on YouTube, she signed Greyson to her new record label.
Now, the talented teen is cutting an album and has thousands of screaming teens waiting in lines to watch him do his thing. (He kicks off a U.S. tour with Australian teen pop singer Cody Simpson this month.) We chatted with Greyson about his fans, dream duets and Twitter!
Girl World Daily: You’re really active on Twitter. Are you obsessed?
Greyson Chance: I love Twitter because it’s such a great tool I can use to connect with my fan base and see how they like the new single [“Waiting Outside the Lines”] or if they’ve seen the video. I love using it.
GWD: Do you follow any celebrities on Twitter?
GC: Well, I follow Lady Gaga a lot! I follow Gaga, Ellen [DeGeneres], Chris Colfer [of “Glee” fame] -- lots of people.
GWD: You’re touring with Cody Simpson. How did you meet him?
GC: I got invited to his birthday party in Santa Monica, Calif. I went, and it was a great party. I got to meet Cody, and we said we should do something together -- and it turned into a tour!
GWD: What’s your must-have item to pack when you’re going out on the road?
GC: My iPod
GWD: What do you miss most about home when you’re touring?
GC: Being on the road can be very lonely, so sometimes I miss my friends and my family. But I love what I’m doing, so it’s not that hard.
GWD: What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?
GC: I went to Lady Gaga’s concert, and I don’t think anyone can beat that! It was incredible.
GWD: What’s one song on the radio right now that you can’t get out of your head?
GC: I really love “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement [featuring Ryan Tedder]. It’s a great track.
GWD: If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
GC: I’m a really big fan of Hayley Williams [lead singer of Paramore]. And I love Christina Aguilera. I’d love to do something with her.
GWD: What kind of impression have your fans left on you?
GC: Well, they scream a lot, which I love. Sometimes they wait outside my tour bus, but I love it because they’re sweet gestures to spend 30 minutes waiting just to get a photo of me. It’s great. I love the fans.
GWD: Where would you like to see yourself five years from now?
GC: Onstage at the Grammys, performing a new single -- and, hopefully, I’ve had some platinum records.
Photo Credit: Aaron Pinkston