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Friday 18 April 2014

YouTube girl Heather Russell (10) signed by X Factor guru Simon Cowell

Canadian Heather Russell is aged 10 but has already been hailed as Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber rolled into one.

Now, after taking the internet by a storm, Russell has become the latest talent to be signed by Simon Cowell.

She wrote her first song on the piano at eight. Now, after posting a clip of her single Every Step Of The Way on YouTube last July, she has attracted the attention of X Factor guru Cowell and Rob Fusari, the producer who helped launch Lady Gaga.

It’s a rise to fame that has already been compared with fellow Canadian teen idol Bieber, discovered four years ago on YouTube aged just 12.

A spokesman for Cowell’s company Syco UK said: “Simon just loved her. He said she was amazingly-talented from the first time he saw her.”

For Russell's mother Monica Cidade, her daughter's success comes as no surprise.

“We're more than excited, but Heather deserves it. She is the hardest working 10-year-old I know. She is committed and real,” she said.

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