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Lady Gaga goes gaga for Canadian girl's rendition of 'Born This Way'

Maria in her YouTube video

Lady Gaga has endorsed a YouTube video of a young Canadian girl singing the star's hit Born This Way.

The video was uploaded Wednesday, but exploded in popularity Thursday after Gaga shared a link to the video with her 8.25 million Twitter followers.

By mid-afternoon Thursday, the clip had been viewed at least 60,000 times, according to YouTube.

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The young girl in the video does not identify herself but has posted previous videos introducing herself as Maria Aragon.

Her profile says she's from Canada and 10 years old.

Gaga won three Grammy Awards earlier this week.

"Can't stop crying watching this. This is why I make music," the singer tweeted. "She is the future."

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