Eight-year-old Angelina Jordan Astar sang an expressive rendition of George Gershwin's "Summertime" on Friday night to win 'Norway's Got Talent.'
The appeal and draw that lies in young talent far exceeds actual understanding. It just seems to be interesting to most folks, and the way that the internet trends these days makes way for these prodigies to become but a blip on your computer screen.
Angelina Jordan Astar sang "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" on the semi-finals of 'Norway's Got Talent' on Saturday night. The judges, clearly moved by the eight-year-old’s ability to express emotions beyond her years, voted her through to the finals of the talent show, to be held next month.
Before YouTube, it was unlikely that a nine-year-old would teach herself to sing opera, or a young Norwegian girl would learn to croon a jazz standard like Billie Holiday. But YouTube has become a repository for music of all styles and ethnicities, giving everyone an instant listening library at their fingertips. You might want to call it "YouTube University."
First it was Jackie Evancho on 'America's Got Talent'...Then it was Amira on 'Holland's Got Talent'...Now 7-year-old Angelina Jordan has become the latest pint-sized prodigy to amaze the judges with her mature-sounding voice, during an audition for 'Norway's Got Talent' in which she sang a cover of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."