Another young pinay talent is making a mark on video-sharing website YouTube.
Maria Aragon is a 10-year old who is based in Winnipeg, Canada. She is one of many people who posts her own video on YouTube to share her gifts on music. Her sister made her a channel on YouTube to post videos of their father and brother and later on Maria posted her own video singing her versions of different songs. Fortunately, for this young talented pinay, one of her video where she did a version of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, Lady Gaga herself got the chance to watch the video last night, February 17. The video brought a lot of tears to the International recording artist. Gaga shared the video on her twitter account (@ladygaga) and even tweeted “Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future.”. Her tweets made the video spread over her over 8 million followers on twitter.
Lady Gaga’s recognition for this young talented girl made her video gain a lot of good comments about her voice and talent on playing piano. According to Maria on her YouTube channel “there are no music sheets, I figured the chords out myself and it’s all by ear ” . This girl is really talented. Many said that this could be her chance to have a singing career and be famous like Justin Bieber who also gained recognition on video-sharing website YouTube in 2008.
Now the video gained almost 900,000 views. It’s at the top rank in the category of Most Viewed (Today) and also no.1 at Most Viewed (Today) Musicians- Canada, while at no.5 in most viewed video and no. 5 in the category of Most viewed (musicians).
Aside from Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and the classical pianist Yiruma were the ones who influenced her in music.