“My first love broke my heart for the first time. And I was like.. Baby.. Baby.. Baby.. Ohhhh.” Ooops. I know that the previous line sounds familiar to you. It was a line from the song entitled “Baby” by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris. I can’t already count through my fingers how many times had Justin Bieber been a trending topic at twitter which just shows that he is really popular around the world. His official music video on Youtube has already received a million hits; his Facebook fan page has been liked by millions of fans and he has been the talk of the town for many months now.
Did you know, however, that there is also a kid who had been the talk of the town lately? He was titled as “the next Justin Bieber” and “the next teen sensation”. He is no other than Greyson Michael Chance; a 12 year old boy who performed in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last May 13, 2010 and wowed the whole world by playing piano while singing his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. With his Bieber-styled hair, many would say that they are look-alikes. So who’s hot and who’s not – Justin Bieber or Greyson Chance?
Just as Bieber thought that he is the only one who can capture the hearts of every young girl in the world, Chance is here to share with the position. What’s not to love with Greyson Chance? As far as I know, there’s none. Why? Let me enumerate five reasons why Chance is hot and Bieber is not.
1. Bieber out, Greyson in!
This is the first reason that I would like to stress out. Greyson Chance had beaten Justine Bieber on the top ten trending topics on twitter. Being in the said ‘trending topic’ is one of the indications of how many tweeters (refers to twitter users) are talking about a certain person on the said social networking site. Does this suggest that some Justn Bieber fans had already changed their minds to switch to someone way better than their idol? Or Greyson Chance has an all-new set of fans that are bigger than that of Bieber?
2. He’s a singer, he’s a composer!
Another reason is that Greyson Chance doesn’t merely do records of his performance while playing piano and singing his own rendition of songs. But, in his young age, he has also been composing his own lyrics and melody. As of now, he has two original compositions which are “Stars” and “Broken Hearts”. These two compositions are both posted on Youtube and have also received, not only thousands, but millions of hits. Has Justine Bieber ever done an original composition of a song? I haven’t heard that news yet.
3. No to voice lessons: Greyson’s is natural.
Number three reason pointing out why Chance had an advantage over Bieber would be, according to Chance, he had a three-year piano tutorial when was only but he had never been to a voice lesson ever. With that possession of a good voice that makes young ladies go gaga over him, no one would ever think that he had never been to a voice lesson. On the contrary, it was like he has already been to a voice lesson with a professional coach for a long time now.
4. Piano vs. Guitar
Here’s the fourth reason of Chance’s edge over Bieber. All of us know that Justine Bieber and Greyson Michael Chance were both discovered on Youtube and had received millions of view hits from different countries. They had their selves recorded while singing; Bieber is playing guitar while Chance was playing piano. It is a sure thing that a piano is way difficult to play than a guitar. Being a pianist takes a lot of patience and perseverance to perfect just one set of song. While learning how to play a guitar would take less effort to be learned. That would be another plus point for Greyson against Bieber.
5. He’s got the looks, he’s got the voice.
One last thing that I would like to point out is the reason that makes the young ladies go gaga over Greyson Chance. That one great reason is none other than him having a deep voice like that of a professional singer while Justin Bieber has this little squeaky voice which makes his age more obvious. Let us also consider that what Greyson had done in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was a live performance. Could you imagine of how much more can he do if he goes on studio and record his own set of songs for a debut album?
In addition, Greyson Chance could shoot up to the desired stardom if he could find a manager that would hone him into a real teen sensation; a manager that could find great recording deals that his talents deserve; a manager that is approachable enough to meet his need in the show business. Also, whoever his manager would be must groom him into someone away from Justin Bieber. It would be better if he can make a name in the industry just by himself and not dangling himself in the name of Justin Bieber. Now that he had signed up for a record deal with the Interscope Records, this could be a start of something new for him. It’s like a one step nearer to fame and stardom.
However, it isn’t a fiction. Greyson Michael Chance has been stealing the thunder from Justin Bieber. But what I suggest that Bieber could do in order to stay on his much-grasped fame is to keep his feet on the ground and not to forget to lean back where he started. He needs not to answer the negative comments about him comparing to Greyson Chance; he should just do his own thing and do the best that he can in every single job that he does. After all, they are two different individuals. Two different things cannot be compared. If this comparison would push through, we would just look like comparing the apples with the oranges.