Maria Aragon of Canada posted her version of one of Lady Gaga's songs on YouTube. She then became famous thanks to Lady Gaga herself, who tweeted a link to the young girl's version and wrote, "Cant' stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future!"
Millions of YouTube views later, Aragon was making the rounds of radio stations.
"I wasn't expecting she would cry over her song," said Aragon. "But I know it's a nice song and yeah, I think I did really well with it."
But the best was yet to come. Thursday night, Aragon took the stage in Toronto at Lady Gaga's invitation. And for the finale, a post-concert tweet-pic of Lady Gaga and Aragon wearing shirts with each other's faces on them.
Making it all the more remarkable, Aragon has no formal music training and taught herself how to play Lady Gaga's song.