September 17, 2010 05:08:05 GMT
On a pre-taped show for her September 16 episode, DeGeneres revealed how she surprised 16-year-old Tom Andrews with a phone call.
U.S. comedienne and TV personality Ellen DeGenereshas signed a British teenager to her new eleveneleven record label. The star has introduced 16-Year-old singer Tom Andrews on her daytime TV show on Thursday, September 16.
The youngster, from Exmouth, England has become the second signing to the label, which former "American Idol" judge DeGeneres launched in May with YouTube.com sensation Greyson Chance. He will release his first album later this year.
Chatting to Andrews in a pre-taped segment for her show, the TV star says, "We see people come on the scene but now we get to watch you from the very beginning, all the way through your career. So it's fun for all of us to watch this happen to. You are 16 years old and I just called you of the blue at home and I said, 'Hi, I'm Ellen...'"
The unknown teen found his singing voice three years ago after he sang The Beatles' "Let It Be" at a talent show in Britain.