Little Girl’s Impression of Billie Holiday Inspires Tears, Goosebumps From Talent Judges
Mar. 9, 2014 2:27pm Oliver Darcy
Editor’s Note: Performance starts roughly 40 seconds into video.
A 7-year-old girl managed to absolutely wow the judges of “Norway’s Got Talent” during a recent audition where she sang Billy Holiday’s “Gloomy Sunday.”
“It was completely fantastic,” one judge said of Angelina Jordan’s performance, according to YouTube’s English subtitles.
“You sing fantastic and I got goosebumps from the very beginning,” echoed another.
In an interview with a Norwegian outlet, Jordan said she has been taken vocal lessons for four years and explained how she chose the song.
“The reason I chose this song is totally random,” she said, according to a Google Translation of an interview she did with TV2. “I love jazz, but ‘Gloomy Sunday’ was accidental.”
Jordan explained that she was surfing YouTube one night and came across Holiday’s beloved “Gloomy Sunday.” She was in love with it.
“Every time I sang it, I felt something special about it.”
“Every time I sang it, I felt something special about it,” she added, “It’s hard to explain.”
Individuals who have seen her performance on YouTube also appear to think there is something special about the way the 7-year-old girl sings the song.
“Magic,” commented one individual.
“Was crying a minute into it,” said another.