Ellen DeGeneres Debuts New Single from Singing Sensation Tom Andrews

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Ellen DeGeneres wears tons of hats these days, but the one she seems to enjoy the most (besides her daily talk show hosting duties) is record label mogul.

That was evident as she invited 17-year-old Tom Andrews to perform his new single “Carry Me On” on her show in an episode that airs Wednesday, May 18th.

Tom made his first appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last September, as he was introduced the second artist she had signed to her record label eleveneleven. Ellen launched eleveneleven in May 2010 when she signed YouTube sensation Greyson Chance as her first artist.

Tom sat down with Ellen and explained the inspiration behind his first single, telling her,

” I was kind of having the week from hell. An awful week and I was coming home. It was all to do with music and my friend phoned me while we were coming home and talking through it all. I was like, I’m not sure if I want to keep doing music if this is what I’m going to be put through at such a young age. I was like 14 then or 15 or something. She was like just don’t give up. You need to look at the positives. Look at how far you got. How far you can get and just keep going and just carry on,” adding, “I think anybody who’s going through a tough time and lots of people are can listen to it and hopefully it will inspire them like it inspired me.”

Check out the video that started it all, Greyson Chance’s version of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”