Angelina Jordan is an 11-year-old girl from Oslo, Norway, who has gone viral across the world for her soul-stirring renditions.
During a run on a televised talent show in her home country, she won first place when she was 8. Since then, she’s appeared on shows in the United States, United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Meanwhile, she’s racked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.
In a performance in Halden, she impressed a crowd of concert-goers with her version of Elvis Presley’s classic song “It’s Now Or Never.”
She performed on a small stage, wearing a crown of purple flowers and a white dress.
A number of people were enamored by her performance.
“Beautiful,… Elvis would be proud!” one wrote.
Added a second, “Angelina Jordan is a Limited Edition human being.”
A third chimed in with: “This is the best version of the song that I have ever heard since Elvis, and by such a very beautiful young lady.”
“Angelina is one of the few singers in the world who has truly boundless ability! We are so lucky to be witnessing the rise of this great, but youthful, star who every year is taking her performances to another exciting level! That she is just an 11-year-old girl makes it only that much more exciting!” said another.
Angelina Jordan took the stage during “Norway’s Got Talent,” captivating the audience with her version of Cher’s 1966 single, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down.)”
After the performance, the judges indicated that she was the clear winner of the competition.
The commenters agreed with the judges’ decision.
“Stunningly amazing voice! What a beauty!!! Thank you God for the joy she gives us! Can’t wait when she matures and re-records all these songs with ever more soulfulness!!! Bravo Angelina!!!” one person wrote.
Another said, “This girl is amazing — her voice is raw, natural. Puts ‘divas’ like Mariah and Christina Aguilera to shame. But I think she shouldn’t go into the business now or put out an album. She should grow up, have a normal childhood, and then return when she’s older enough. She’ll still have fans who will wait for her.”
“For a Norwegian girl of such a young age, her English is better than most Americans,” a third added.
‘Sound of Silence’ After 45 Years
If you’ve never heard of Simon & Garfunkel, then you’ve either been living in a cave since the 1960s or your parents had a very dubious record collection! But judgment aside, this iconic duo are the stuff of music legend.
A very special reunion performance of their seminal hit “The Sound of Silence” proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are the ultimate kings of vocal harmony.
Many artists have covered this song over the decades, including five-piece a cappella group Pentatonix and the metal band Disturbed, but nobody can quite replicate the haunting beauty of the original song like the men who dreamed it up in the first place.
It was Simon who wrote the song in 1963 at the tender age of 21. He claims to have penned the lyrics in the privacy of the bathroom at his parents’ home, where he was living at the time.
“The main thing about playing the guitar was that I was able to sit by myself and play and dream,” Simon regaled, as quoted by Ultimate Classic Rock. “I used to go off in the bathroom,” he explained, “because the bathroom had tiles, so it was a slight echo chamber.”
Louise Bevan contributed to this report.