Angelina Jordan on "Norway's Got Talent" sang Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday" this week, She wowed the crowd and judges bringing them to tears at her first audition. This 7 year old seems to have an "old soul".
Most professional singers would have a hard time doing justice to to this 1941 Maudlin Ballad sung by the late Jazz legend Billie Holiday at 26 years old. A song about social injustice and personal heartache. The song is about a lost love who has passed away. It is very emotional and touching song.
Angelina speaks English. When she was asked about the song and why she chose it she said, "I felt some thing special about it. It's hard to explain in words." She said,"I understand the song very well... when I sang it for my mum, she said that this song is nice, but it was an incredibly sad song."
I hope she continues to sing. It would be nice to see where she is in the years to come. A beautiful and touching voice and song.
Listen here for the original "Gloomy Sunday" by Billie Holiday.