Meet Dani Shay, An "Uncanny" Justin Bieber Look-Alike
Move over Rebecca Black, Dani Shay is hot on your heels. Dani, an aspiring singer/songwriter, shares a shocking resemblance to Justin Bieber, and she even sounds likes him. Equally as shocking, Dani did not know who Justin was until she was repeatedly mistaken for the 17-year-old pop singing sensation. But now that she is making waves on the Internet, the signer has a fantasy to meet The Biebs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Dani dedicated a whole video discussing her likeness to The Biebs and urging people to "look a little deeper" when it comes to her original music.
"Looking at me in this video, you might have an idea in your mind about somebody I might look like," she begins. "And I have a good idea of who you are thinking, but actually the whole reason that I want to be talking to you right now is to ask you to look a little deeper."
"About a year ago, everywhere I went slowly people started saying, 'Hey, you look like this new singer kid that's out on Disney,' and this and that, and I was like, 'I don't know what you are talking about.' I don't watch a lot of TV. I listen to a lot of music and mostly play my own music."
Dani has been playing music for the past five years, and has become more serious with writing original material in the last three years.
"Suddenly I'm being recognized not as myself," Dani continued in the YouTube video, "Dani Shay: About Me & Justin Bieber." "I'm getting all these looks and this attention for this person and I have no idea who he is. I didn't know for the first four or five months. Everywhere I go, little girls and even grown men are like, 'You look like that singer Justin Bieber, you've never heard of him?' "
"So then one day finally I had to look him up and I literally look him up on the computer and his face pops up and I stare like, 'What? He looks just like me. What is this?' And it kinda tripped me out a bit."
Dani said that she continued to research The Biebs and his music and people continued to compare her to him.
"I've had my hair like this for years. There is some weird coincidence that we look alike... it's uncanny I guess."
She said that she had difficulty with the comparisons, and it frustrated her at time, giving her an identity complex.
"There is this battle between being true to myself and giving people what they are asking for," she said of the attention and all the strangers asking her for photos.
While Dani may find it hard to separate herself from the artist and the Justin Bieber look-alike, she still wants to meet the pop star!
Around the five-minute mark in the video, Dani explains how she would love to chance to meet The Biebs, and Ellen DeGeneres is the woman to make that happen!
"I have a little fantasy of meeting him on the first time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I think that would be amazing," she explained. "First of all, I think that she would be tripping out looking at the both of us and she can just make it hilarious. And then I also have a desire to share my music with her. I feel like I have always had a connection with her and now she is a music guru."
While Rebecca may still be waiting for her duet, we hope Ellen gives Dani the opportunity to meet JB — beyond just looking like The Biebs, this girl's got a great voice!
Watch the clips of Dani below. Do you find their resemblance shocking? Will Dani become the next viral video sensation? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Dani covers JB's mega-hit "Baby"
Dani Shay: About Me & Justin Bieber: In this 10-minute long narrative, Dani explains how JB has impacted her life and aspiring music career.
"Love the Way You Lie" Cover — She looks so much like Justin in this video.
Dani's Shay's official music video