Not many fans get to sit on the lap of their favorite music star and sing a duet live in concert in front of thousands of fans.
But ten-year-old Maria Aragon did earlier this month.
And the video above shows why, as we discussed in the first Live Fix podcast, Lady Gaga is one of the best when it comes to using the her live show to put her fans (aka Little Monsters) in the spotlight ultimately making her performance so memorable and moving.
Maria Aragon was picked by Lady Gaga after Aragon’s YouTube video cover of “Born this Way” (below) caught the attention of Gaga earlier this year.
When Gaga saw the YouTube video, she invited Aragon to perform with her live in Toronto.
And in the weeks leading up to the show, Aragon has been on a crazy and wild media tour showing up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” to talk about her experience.
I don’t know about you, but watching the performance of Gaga and Aragon gives me chills because it’s such a genuine and tender moment between an artist and a fan.
And besides seeing our 13-year old friend and aspiring musician Kate playing with K’naan at Metro, I can’t think of when I’ve seen a more moving moment onstage during a show that involved a fan performing with an artist.
It was certainly a moment that got me thinking about our fan to artist transformation experiment.
And this seems to be a growing trend of YouTube playing a major role of connecting an artist and fan in such an emotional way during a concert.
Moments like these are a great example illustrating how savvy an artist like Gaga is. And other artists are likely to do the same, if they want to make stronger emotional connections with their fans.
And it continues to show how much social media is changing the entire emotional dynamic of the live concert experience, taking it to a whole new level by putting the inspired and talented fan in the drivers seat.
What did you think of Lady Gaga and Aragon’s duet? How do you think this experience will influence Aragon’s life and the lives of other Little Monsters?