13-year-old Madison Beer's rendition of Etta James' "At Last" may not be as catchy as Carly Rae Jepsen's famous tune (unless, perhaps, you're a wedding singer), but there is no doubt that Justin Bieber's latest new-kid-on-the-web music sensation is on the way to viral-video status. Beer, 13 years Jepsen's junior, has serious musical chops, just check her out belting the old standard on her YouTube page. With the help of a few tweets from the Biebs himself, this young (and rising) song starlet was trending faster than you can say "Call Me" (maybe).
While sweet, smiley Beer's voice sounds way beyond her years (as did her song choice), thanks to the magic touch of one of the biggest pop stars in the world this widely unknown YouTube singer could soon be a household name. But, Bieber Fever aside, do you think Beer actually has what it takes to be the next Carly Rae? Or, should she call me us in another few years?
Too soon, Ricky Gervais. Too soon. (Daily Mail)
Two prominent female rabbis reflect on the still all-too-present "stained-glass ceiling" for Jewish women in leadership roles. (Times of Israel)
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