It’s fair to say that Justin Bieber has not been having the best week (or month, or year) ever. His law-breaking escapades and use of racial slurs have left many Beliebers feeling socked and alienated, and there are some who wonder if his career can survive. Enter Austin Mahone, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter who stands poised to seize the teen beat crown and make that final leap into superstardom. He stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live today to deliver an incredible performance of “Mmm Yea” that left the crowd swooning.
You may not be too familiar with Mahone…yet. His Bieber-esque story began in 2010, when the then 14-year old uploaded songs to his YouTube channel and soon wracked up an incredible 20 million views. He embraced comparisons to the Biebs by offering up a remake video of Justin’s “Mistletoe” in 2011, and by 2012 he was signed to Republic Records. Does he have what it takes to be the heir of the Bieber dynasty? Watch the clip up above and judge for yourself!