For any of you who were hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, I’ll explain and catch ya’ll up. Little Maria Aragon the 10-year-old YouTube sensation who took the word by storm is back in Winnipeg after her whirlwind tour of big league American talk shows and performing on stage with Lady Gaga herself.
Maria being a Little Monster (Photo - Hot 103.com)
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Well friends it looks like Winnipeg has done it again. First it was a trickle with Kitty Midnight Madness . Then the trickle became a river with Maria Aragon and her YouTube sensation flooding the world and making Lady Gaga cry.
This however is total internet anarchy at its finest. Local copywriter Jarrett Moffatt is living the Sheen dream in style. His parody website displays a large talking head in the likeness of Charles himself. Clicking on Sheen’s mellon produces one of the hundreds of ghastly quotes he has given in interviews during his recent troubles with the producers of Two and a Half Men.
Charlie Sheen as seen on Live the Sheen Dream.
Live the Sheen Dream has accumulated over 16 million hits in just a few days of operation, 243 000 “Likes” on Facebook and almost 12 000 distinct tweets on Twitter.
All of this from a humble Winnipegger who wanted to sell a couple of T-Shirts. Not bad Jarrett, not bad at all.
Story Update: I have just learned that the Live the Sheen Dream website has been having technical difficulties due to the incredible amount of traffic it is receiving. The servers are unable to handle the traffic, but techs are working on a solution as I type this.
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In an update to the story I posted Feb 18, Toronto’s 99.9 Virgin Radio has connected Lady Gaga with Maria Aragon. Not only has 99.9 offered to fly Maria into Toronto and give her prime seats to the Lady Gaga concert in March, but also Lady Gaga herself has invited the budding diva onstage with her to perform Born This Way.
It seems that the word around the internet travels fast. With over six million views since the video was posted days ago, young Maria has already accomplished the worldwide fame part of becoming a superstar.
As many of my readers have commented we wish her well, but wonder is all of this literally overnight exposure good for anyone let alone a ten-year old girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager. With all the inherent problems of just being that old is it really in her best interest to go for all the fame and fortune now?
Obviously as anyone knows the story of Pandora’s Box will tell you it’s not easy to put everything back into place once that treasure chest has been opened. I just hope that minds stay clear and they quickly retain someone who is worthy of the trust the family will be placing in them to navigate the minefield that is popular music.
Remember your roots young siren people here will help ground you when your head feels like it’s about to explode. Family and friends be ready, it’s going to be and exciting if bumpy ride.
So what’s your opinion on Maria Aragon, is it healthy for such a young person to be pursuing fame and fortune? Right or wrong, comments, opinions all are welcome. I open the floor to you, discuss.
STORY UPDATE: If all the reports that have been floating around in the media are true Maria Aragon and family are in L.A. and on set at Warner Brothers where The Ellen DeGeneres Show is taped. Reports circulating in the Winnipeg media today have an appearance on Ellen’s show today Feb 22.
Lets hope the stories are true and that Maria has a great performance in store for the world in her television debut. Good Luck!
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Gaga’s all gaga over Maria Aragon. The young Winnipeg YouTube sensation has apparently brought Lady Gaga to tears over her cover of the pop song Born this Way. In a tweet to her millions of little monsters, the ever-changing chameleon, Lady Gaga said “Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make Music. She is the future.” The budding YouTube sensation has burned up the internet ever since.
Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber and Grayson Chance may yet be in the cards for our ten-year old budding songstress. Ace Burpee of Winnipeg radio station Hot 103 sent a limo to pick Maria up from school and deliver her for an impromptu session at the studio.
In a plea to gather Maria even more attention than the already large following Burpee appealed to daytime talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres to have the young lady sing for her and her audience on television. Apparently Ellen has seen and approved. In a tweet of her own she thanks Lady Gaga for showing her the now famous YouTube video.
The way things happen on the internet I think we can expect to see a performance from Maria on Ellen in the coming weeks. Can a music contract be far behind? Far fetched you say? Don’t bet on it, Canadian teen heart throb Justin Bieber was discovered in exactly this way by Scooter Braun, and introduced to rapper Usher only a few years ago and look where he is now.
Following in the Bieb’s footsteps is young Grayson Chance snatched up and signed as the first artist under Ellen’s own record label eleveneleven. Grayson is now on his first North American tour in support of his newly released single Waiting outside the lines and yet unnamed upcoming album.
If young Maria Aragon can get the support of Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres in one afternoon can super stardom be far behind? Only time will tell. Good luck Maria, do Winnipeg proud.
Here for your viewing and blogging pleasure. I give you Winnipeg’s own Maria Aragon.
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