Though she's only 7 years old, Angelina Jordan can describe a "Gloomy Sunday" as beautifully as Billie Holiday did with her passionate voice. The young contestant on "Norway's Got Talent" performed the famed singer's jazz number for the judges on the show, and they were mesmerized by her talent.
In a video of the performance posted to YouTube, Jordan introduces herself on stage, barefoot and in a white dress, then begins to sing with an understated, yet articulated voice. It's as if she's staring out the window at a rainy night in New York.
Not only were the judges and audience impressed with Jordan's performance, but the Internet has offered its own praise of the young chanteuse. The video garnered over 400,000 hits and counting in three days. Yahoo! Music reports that the little girl said she could empathize with the emotion behind Holiday's song, despite its more mature lyrical content.
"When I sang it for my mum, she said that this song is nice, but it was an incredibly sad song,"Read More »from She May Be Young, but She Can Sing the Blues