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Maria Aragon Appears on the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

February 22, 2011 9:05 AM | Entertainment

Winnipeg’s newest celebrity, Maria Aragon, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday after a successful Facebook campaign (video above).

The 10-year-old singer’s cover of Lady Gaga’s current hit Born This Way shot her to instant fame last week and has now passed 10 million YouTube views.

Asked by Ellen why she chose to cover that particular song, Aragon said, “Because of the meaning of the song. It’s a really great meaning. It’s about just being yourself because God may you who you are and you’re no different than anybody else.”

Aragon performed her famous cover for the TV audience, which she taped on Monday, followed by a standing ovation and a gift basket from Ellen.

On Friday, Aragon spoke to Gaga herself during a radio interview, and was invited to perform a duet in Toronto on March 3.

Aragon is also scheduled to appear on “Good Morning America” Thursday morning.