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She did it! Maria Aragon on Ellen.

Little Maria Aragon, Winnipeg’s worst kept secret since the general strike of 1919, was on The Ellen Show this morning.  Buzz around town is that she hit it out of the park with her performance.

Let’s have a look at the footage together shall we.

Maria Aragon to share the stage with Lady Gaga.

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!

Budge over Bieber. Get out of the way Grayson. Here comes Maria Aragon.

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 elevenelevenGrayson 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.

Going Viral!

I know from the many, many comments that I get every day on here and on my other blog feeds, Facebook and Twitter, that I have the best readers on the planet.   Apparently the world agrees with me, since I posted the my last Friday Fun Video, Kitty Midnight Madness has started to go viral on YouTube around the globe.

The Kern-Hill Furniture inspired ad staring Andy Hill, has made hearts pitter patter for lovable rescue kittens here and apparently everywhere.  From Winnipeg the news has spread to Fort Frances, Ontario and even far-flung Miami, Florida.  Where a drinking game was invented in honour of the video. No doubt causing many many college aged students to swear off Tequila and Kittens for the foreseeable future.

Approaching 320,000 hits as of February 10 it’s expected to be a certified viral sensation, one million hits, as of this weekend.  No one seems to know why videos like this go ballistic but cuteness certainly seems to be helping this one.  So spread the word, and get those lines of communication buzzing.  Let’s make Kitty Midnight Madness the internet sensation it truly deserves to be.

For all of you who have not yet seen this heartwarming video, here you go. Enjoy!

Bob to Mubarak: You’re Toast.

It seems like the worm has turned once again in North Africa and the Middle East.  People sick of generations oppression and brutal autocratic regimes have started to rise up against their governments and demand freedom.

In Tunisia the Jasmine Revolution has taken root and President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has been forcibly removed from office after 23 years of iron fisted autocratic rule.  Fueled by high unemployment and poverty all the country needed to ignite into rage was a spark.  That spark came courtesy of a college aged fruit vendor.  Charged with selling fruit in a public market without a permit, the man committed suicide.  Burning himself alive.

A Shrine to Mohamed Bouazizi

Using Facebook and Twitter, news of the tragedy spread and people mobilized in the streets. Promising that with their blood and souls they will sacrifice themselves for the martyr.  The weight of his populace upon him Ben Ali fled the country and the government was toppled.  His bank accounts frozen and family members being held for crimes against Tunisia.

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