Greyson Chance performed a rendition of Lady Gaga's song "Paparazzi" during his sixth-grade music festival in Edmond, Oklahoma. That performance has since been viewed more than 52 million times. It landed Chance a spot on "Ellen" and a subsequent record label deal through a partnership with DeGeneres's new startup label and Interscope Records.YouTube allows small, local events to be viewed by a ton of people across the globe — for example, school recitals. In 2010,
Ok, so Henry Ayrault probably won't have Madonna's manager knocking at his door. But a clip of Henry and his buddies attempting to perform at their school's "Rock Band Recital" is becoming quite popular online.
Henry was onstage at Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Michigan playing keyboard. He was about to sing lead in a quartet covering the Weezer classic "Undone — the Sweater Song." The boys made it through the opening notes, but as soon as Henry began to sing, his keyboard crashed down and the entire performance came to a halt.
"We just stopped for about two minutes, making sure everything was in tune and putting the keyboard back," Henry told Trending Now of the accident's aftermath. "And we just went on with our song."
You can watch video of the band continuing on above. Henry thought the performance went "pretty well."
"When it fell, I was kind of surprised," he admitted, noting that the keyboard stand had never done that before. "But then I kept my composure."
His bandmates helped with that, immediately tending to Henry and the fallen keyboard. The minute-long clip has had about 200,000 views since it went live Wednesday.
Henry just started summer break, but he suspects his classmates will soon be reaching out with reaction to the video and subsequent coverage. And as for any future in music, Henry tells us that music is just a hobby for him — he enjoys playing a lot of sports, specifically baseball and basketball.
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