7-year-old stuns with rendition of Billie Holiday classic
It's a rendition of the Billie Holiday classic "Gloomy Sunday" so incredible, you'd hardly know it came from a 7-year-old.
This performance earned Angelina Jordan Asta a standing ovation on the show 'Norway's Got Talent.' One of the judges was in tears by the end, and another had goose bumps.
Angelina told a Norwegian TV station, she came across 'Gloomy Sunday' on YouTube while looking for a jazz song to help her fall asleep. She added, 'I felt something special about it ... when I sang it for my mum, she said that this song is nice, but it was incredibly sad...'
So sad, in fact, the BBC banned the Billie Holiday version during World War II out of fear it would lower troop morale.
It was Angelina's soulful and hauntingly similar take on the song that had fans so impressed.
As a reporter for Metro put it, she 'belted out the world weary essence of a heartbroken, middle-aged woman.'
A writer for the Daily Caller wrote she sang as if she had 'lived a hard, booze-filled life.'
To no one's surprise, the judges sent Angelina through to the next round.
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