YouTube sensation glad to be in the Philippines

YouTube sensation Maria Aragon is in town.

The 10-year-old singer arrived in the country last July 20 with her mother and three siblings for a two-month vacation and to visit the hometown of her mother in OrmocCity, Leyte.

Her first live local appearance was via “M.U. (Music Uplate) Live” on July 21. She sang her Jessie J’s “Price Tag” while playing the keyboard.

The young singer has already signed up as the newest talent of ABS-CBN Kapamilya and is also set to ink a contract with ABS-CBN’s record label, Star Records.

Aragon landed in the news when music star Lady Gaga twitted that she had viewed a YouTube video of Aragon playing the keyboard and singing her new song “Born This Way.”

Gaga said she was extremely impressed by the girl’s performance to the point that she even had a duet with “Lady Maria” during the pop singer-songwriter’s March 3 concert in Canada.

The young singer has so far invaded several U.S. shows such as “Good Morning America” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Her most recent performance was in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit in Canada last month.