He’s got the hair. He’s got the talent. But can he get the fans?
The parade of tween boys entering the pop music world continues, and like Justin Bieber and Greyson Chance, this mop-topped newbie has YouTube to thank for his sudden success. Jordan Jansen, 12, is the latest pride and joy of Australia after rising to popularity online, and he’s got his sights set on the US. Jordan cites Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Michael Bublé as his biggest musical inspirations, but between his age and his look, we’re thinking he’s a lot more like Justin and Greyson.
Here are a few things we know about Jordan’s career:
- He has 16,500+ follows on Twitter (and he’s verified!)
- The videos on his official YouTube channel have been viewed more than 3 million times
- His legions of fans are trying to get him on Ellen
- He’s already had a crazy run-in with a fan! “I was singing at the Carrara Markets and a girl started screaming and crying saying ‘oh my God, it’s you,’ then started hyperventilating,” he said in an interview. “She was grabbing me and hugged me so tight I had marks on my neck. I was just laughing the whole time, I was in the middle of a song.”
What say you, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Jordan has what it takes to usurp Justin and Greyson’s throne? Watch this clip of Jordan singing, and tell us how you feel!