By Joe Lynch
Updated August 03, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Last year, the 13-year-old Oklahoman’s aching cover of Lady Gaga’s ”Paparazzi” became a viral smash and landed him a record deal with Ellen DeGeneres. Forgoing the enthusiastic pandering perpetrated by other Disneyfied tweens, Chance reveals a surprisingly mature voice on Hold On ‘Til the Night (”Heart Like Stone” provides a welcome touch of outsider brooding), though the Facebook-spurred melodrama of ”Unfriend You” reminds listeners that he is, after all, just a kid. B

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