YouTube Sensation Heather Russell — Is She The Female Justin Bieber?

Fri, February 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT by Add first Comment

SplashNews.com10-year-old Toronto native Heather was just signed to Simon Cowell’s record label! Is she Bieber’s Canadian competition?

This soulful pre-teen has been hailed the next Mariah Carey or Alicia Keys — and she’s only 10-years-old! Heather Russell, became a YouTube sensation after her mom posted a video of her singing her original song “You’re Beautiful,” which she wrote on the piano at 8-years-old. Now her new song “Every Step of the Way” has the likes of Simon Cowell snatching her up on his record label. Move over Justin Bieber, there’s a new young star in town!

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Although Simon usually signs people off his reality shows, like the upcoming X Factor, the music mogul offered Heather a contract solely based on a few YouTube videos. Now that’s impressive. And she already has a couple of celebrity fan followers, including Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore and Ellen DeGeneres.

Take a listen to her original song “Every Step of the Way” and let us know — is she the next Justin Bieber?

–Leigh Blickley

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