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Norway Delivers The Next Generation's Billie Holiday

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Updated 03/11/2014 10:31am
Norway Delivers The Next Generation's Billie Holiday
Media Courtesy of Metro UK

Stefanie Martinez

Staff Writer


Her voice is memorable and chances are you’ve heard at least one song of hers.  One of the last incarnations was a sample of her song “Strange Fruit” in Kanye West’s “Blood on the Leaves” from his Yeezus album last year. During Norway’s Got Talent, seven-year-old (SEVEN!) Angelina Jordan Astar took the stage and gave an amazing rendition of Holiday’s “Gloomy Sunday.” [embed][/embed] (The video contains English subtitles of the judge’s remarks.) She looks like a mini-Lorde, but she’s got Lady Day’s sound.  After she finished her song, the judges seemed speechless and the crowd delivered a standing ovation.  A Norwegian television station reported Astar does speak English and can understand the words of the song.  Could this be a case of mimicry, or is Astar the real deal? And for you inquiring minds— she did get a unanimous “yes” from the judges.  Looks like we can look forward to more performances from Angelina in the future.  

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