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Greyson takes a chance with a rooftop concert

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The American heartthrob held an intimate acoustic concert for his Singapore fans last week.

It has been five years since a pre-pubescent and baby-faced Greyson Chance shot to fame after posting a video of himself singing 'Paparazzi' on YouTube. 

Now that he has graduated from high school and is back in the music scene, the humble teen seems eager to show the world that he has grown-up, but is still just as passionate about his music.


WE ALSO CAUGHT UP WITH GREYSON CHANCE AND DID SEVERAL CHALLENGES WITH HIM.

In an ode to the hipsters, Greyson held an acoustic concert on the rooftop of Serangoon Garden's MyVillage to a crowd of 100 fans last Saturday evening. He performed alongside local favourite Inch Chua and first runner-up of The Voice Kids 2014, Darren Espanto. 

Queues for the free standing concert started hours before the doors opened at 6.45pm, but the crowd was hyped up and were seen making signs and scanning the top of MyVillage for a possible glimpse of the friendly singer, who generously got pizza delivered to the fans waiting in the queues.

Unfortunately, shortly after Inch Chua took the stage, it started to rain. Umbrellas came up and there were a lot of complaints about not being able to see the stage.

Thankfully, the rain stopped midway through Darren Espanto's soulful rendition of Sia's 'Chandelier'. However, spirits remained fairly muted as people in the middle were still struggling to see the stage.

It was only after the emcee, Kim from 987FM, announced that Greyson was taking the stage that the umbrellas went away.

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THE CONCERT WAS INTIMATE AND PERSONAL, WHICH SHOWED OFF HIS PERSONALITY PRETTY WELL.
PHOTO CREDIT: 987FM

Greyson was in high spirits, despite the sweltering humidity and the fidgety crowd. He sat at a piano that had the Singapore flag draped over it and began to play acoustic versions of songs from his latest album, Somewhere Over My Head, that was released in May this year.

Greyson's beautifully deep voice melded with the piano beautifully, and hearing him perform his songs acoustically was a unique experience.

The highlight of the concert was when the spunky teen thanked the fans for sticking around, despite him disappearing from the music scene for five years to finish school.

He said: "When they told me we were performing in Singapore again, I was worried because I haven't been here in four years and I was just hoping that you guys didn't forget me."

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GREYSON'S NEW ALBUM SOMEWHERE OVER MY HEAD MARKS HIS RETURN TO THE SCENE AFTER HIS FIVE YEAR HIATUS. 
PHOTO CREDIT: 9XSHARE.COM

Greyson then went on to perform his debut single from 2010, 'Waiting Outside The Lines', for the screaming crowd that rose their phones in unison to catch the iconic performance.

As a testament to how appreciative he is of his fans, the singer actually started tearing up after the song, which prompted the crowd to put up their signs: "Still here for Greyson".

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BEFORE PERFORMING AN UNRELEASED SONG, GREYSON ENCOURAGED HIS FANS TO TELL THEIR PARENTS THAT THEY LOVE AND CARE FOR THEM.
PHOTO CREDIT: GREYSON CHANCE

Towards the end of his concert, Greyson got Inch Chua to come up on stage. The two did a beautiful duet of 'Back On The Wall', which was well received by the adoring crowd. The concert ended in high spirits as the teen sensation invited fans up the stage to get one item signed by him. (How nice of him!)

Overall, despite the rain, Greyson really brought his all to Singapore and made sure that his fans had a wonderful time.

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