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Earlier this month, 10-year-old Maria Lourdes Aragon performed her rendition of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" on YouTube -- and within 24 hours, the pop star herself saw little Maria’s video and proclaimed her young fan "the future of music."
But it was at Lady Gaga’s Toronto show Thursday night that her "mini-me’s" dream really came true, when mother monster invited the wunderkind to join her on stage to perform!
"I’m really excited Maria is here today because Maria represents what the song is all about," Gaga told the crowd. "It’s all about the next generation of the future."
Gaga wore a skimpy black outfit that looked very much like lingerie, while Maria rocked a more modest look: sequined black pants, a leather jacket and a stylish cap. When Gaga asked Maria who styled her for the evening, she seemed a bit disappointed when her fan revealed it was her sister. "I thought you were gonna say me," Gaga said. "Because you look fabulous!"
Gaga sat down at the piano and pulled Maria right up onto her lap. The two took turns stroking the keys and soulfully singing the powerful lyrics of "Born This Way."
Watch for yourself below:
Gaga's adorable and talented fan gushed to the audience following her performance. "I just wanted to say I'm really grateful for all of you. I just want to think all of you for your support," she said to the cheering crowd. "I want to shout out to all my friends back in Winnipeg, and my family, and all you guys -- thank you so much."
This was probably little Maria’s biggest performance yet, but we have a feeling we'll be seeing more of this YouTube superstar!
Watch Maria's original YouTube video here: