It started today with an article in London’s The Daily Mail. Under the blaring headline “Cowell Signs YouTube Girl, 10” came the news of how a Toronto youngster, Heather Russell, has been signed to a recording contract by The X Factor impresario after he watched her YouTube video.

Another long syndicated story about the Simon Cowell deal has quickly hit Canadian newspapers, indicating that Russell will soon be moving to LA to pursue her golden opportunity. Take a listen; this girl’s talents – which have previously been noted by the likes of Ashton Kutcher – are pretty astounding, especially when you consider she also wrote the song:

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