Even Austin Mahone Admits He’s Not A Good Performer, So How Is This Kid Famous?

Austin Mahone shrugging in banga! banga! GIFI’ve never totally understood why Austin Mahone was famous, but now that I’m finding out not even he thinks he’s a good performer, I’m having trouble figuring out what the draw on this kid is.

All I’ve known about him up until this point is that he’s a carbon copy of Justin Bieber, from getting famous on the internet, to posting shirtless selfies, to growing up with a single mom, to wearing onesies, to having a first name that ends in -ustin, there doesn’t seem to be a single thing that separates these two. Except…maybe talent. At least according to Austin himself, who told the Associated Press:

“I may not be the best dancer or the best performer right now, but I’m always getting better. Next year I’ll be even better than I am now. And the year after that, I’ll just keep getting better.”

Um, yes, that is called getting older. Except you’re making money off of performing now, so you’re essentially telling us that we’d be wasting our money to pay you now. Might as well pay you later when you’re actually decent. And as if that comment weren’t offensive enough, Austin also wants us to stop comparing him to Justin Bieber. AS IF THE TWO OF THEM AREN’T TWINS.

“I can kind of see where they’re coming from, but at the same time, it’s kind of obnoxious. They see a young kid who sings and dances and… they’re like, ‘Oh another Justin Bieber.’”


“You don’t know me. You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.”

How about this, Austin — I’ll do my job, you do yours. Mine is making assumptions, and yours is getting good enough at dancing and performing to justify charging people to watch it.

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    • janey

      All I know is that my nieces are in love with him.

    • River

      If this guy had talent, I might feel sorry for him. He has no chance of a career now because of the backlash and over exposure of Justin Bieber. The LAST thing the public wants or needs now is a Justin Bieber clone. What horrible timing for Austin.

    • Rachel

      idk how he’s famous but that mmmhhh yeah song or whatever thats on the commercial is kinda catchy. then again alcohol makes every song catchy… :

    • Madison

      I think Austin deserves all of his fame that he has now and will come to him. He’s too hard on himself, he’s a great performer and singer. Although there are some similarities between him and Justin, I think they are completely different. If you would actually take the time to get to know each one of them you would be able to see that. Instead YOU make assumptions TOO quickly to see the differences. I think you are wrong on all aspects.

    • Emily Johnson

      I think your wrong. These statements don’t even sound like they are coming from news teams. Austin and justin are totally different people and they are both amazing performers. You pin point the little things that make them the same but not the bug things. Like how Austin says he’s bit gonna turn into a Miley or justin. How he’s knows that he going to get better. I’m a huge fan of Austin aka a mahomie. I’m also a belieber. Austin deserves all his fame. He deserves just for being himself and knowing he will get better, knowing that one day he’s gonna make a Mistake but he will learn from it. Next time don’t go off assuming things. Maybe try to learn a lot more about each of them. Maybe learn and get the facts strait.