“Britain’s Got Talent” Finalist Ronan Parke Covers “Edge Of Glory”

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Posted on 08/02/2011 at 3:03 PM

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Upon first glance at the photo above, you probably think this is a Justin Bieber post. But that would be too easy—instead it’s about Lady Gaga. Once again Mother Monster has inspired a new tiny boy wonder to cover her music. After Greyson Chance achieved viral fame and became a surrogate child of best friends with Ellen DeGeneres, Britain’s Got Talent contestant Ronan Parke looks to do one better with his acoustic rendition of “The Edge Of Glory.” The 12-year-old was an instant hit—people are always impressed when those at either end of the age spectrum can sing well—during his tenure on the show this season, leaving as the runner-up to winner Jai MacDowall in July. While unknown to us Yankees, his exposure across the pond fails to generate the same surprise and allure felt from Chance’s performance of “Paparazzi” at his school’s talent show. But still, being one of the littlest Little Monster, this is pretty excellent.

Watch his initial Britain’s Got Talent audition, performing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good“:

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