It seems that Justin Bieber is showing some love to a young teen who, much like he did back in the day, is using the Internet to get her name out.
Last week, the 18-year-old superstar tweeted videos of 13-year-old Madison Beer singing various tracks, from Etta James' classic "At Last" to more contemporary tunes like Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."
Just like with Jepsen, Bieber is giving the fresh-faced newbie his seal of approval. In fact, the attention has Beer herself reeling. She tweeted, "I just havent slept much since justin sent out those tweets! Alot on my mind!" And with Jepsen also on her side, Madison is poised to take her celebrity from YouTube sensation to the real-life chart star. Carly Rae is sprinkling some of her own pop music know-how on the singer.
"I've actually written some songs for her. And I'm really hoping there's one in particular called 'Alice In Wonderland' that she just nails that I'm really excited to see her put together," Carly Rae told MTV News last week in Chicago. "She's a honey."
While Jepsen is still getting her own footing as a pop star, she is helping Madison make her own major leap as well. "I met her and I instantly kind of felt like a little protective bond," she said. "And I was excited to kind of show her some of the songs that I had written when I was around her age ... and they seemed to click. So ... watch out for that girl. She has a lot of things happening."
Back in April, Jepsen opened up about one day giving an artist the kind of opportunity that Bieber afforded her. "It's hard to believe at the moment. It's definitely a surreal life that I'm in right now, but I'm enjoying every second of it. It's pretty crazy. They say it's called paying it forward," Jepsen said, noting that Usher signed Bieber and then JB signed her. "So I'm gonna hope that I have the opportunity. That'd be pretty rad."