Wish granted: Fil-Canadian kid to appear on Ellen show


Posted at Feb 22 2011 11:56 AM | Updated as of Feb 23 2011 07:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) - YouTube singing sensation Maria Aragon, who made a name on YouTube after doing a cover of Lady Gaga's controversial song "Born This Way," is set to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

This was confirmed by her older sister, Linger, in a phone interview with CBC News Canada.

In a story posted in CBC News Canada’s official website,  Linger said Aragon is scheduled to tape an episode on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

However, Linger said she is not sure when it will be aired.

In her earlier interviews, Aragon expressed her wish to guest on the popular American talk show.

The 10-year-old Filipino-Canadian said she also wants to showcase her talent in the popular television program.

"Well yeah, even my sister wants to be on the Ellen show. Who doesn't want to be on the Ellen show? So yeah, that's what I want to do too, I want to be on Ellen show," Aragon said in her interview with Ace Burpee of Winnipeg Radio HOT-103.

International singing sensation Charice’s 2007 guesting on DeGeneres show catapulted her to stardom both here and abroad.

Aragon has been posting her covers of various songs on YouTube for almost 3 years now. Aragon is now a rising star in Winnipeg after Lady Gaga praised her cover of "Born This Way" via Twitter.

Lady Gaga said Aragon's rendition of her song made her cry. The award-winning international singer also referred to Aragon as the "future."

Lady Gaga has invited Aragon to perform a duet with her in her concert in Toronto this coming March.

Aragon, who started singing since she was a child, said she got her talent from her Filipino father, who hails from Mandaluyong. Her mother, on the other hand, hails from Ormoc.

Aragon, who was born in Canada, has yet to visit the Philippines. She hopes to come here “someday.”