7-year-old Angelina Jordan's cover of 'Gloomy Sunday' by Billie Holiday goes viral [WATCH]
A 7-year-old, front-toothless girl named Angelina Jordan performed Billie Holiday's version of "Gloomy Sunday" on Norway's Got Talent, and it's guaranteed to give you chills. She completely nails the dark jazz ballad, which is often referred to as "The Hungarian Suicide Song" because of an urban legend that people killed themselves while listening to it.
Sounds like some dark stuff for a 7 year old, but despite her age, she obviously understands the blues. Her performance earned her a standing ovation and tears from the judges, and the video of it has since gone viral with more than 2 million views and counting on YouTube. Jordan told a Norwegian television station that she speaks English and "understood [the song] very well. ...I felt something special about it, it's hard to explain in words. When I sang it for my mum, she said that this song is nice, but it was incredibly sad song."
"I think you are an old soul who has lived many lives," said judge Omer Bhatti, according to YouTube's English subtitles. "You sing fantastic, and I got goose bumps from the very beginning."
Judge Bjarte Hjelmeland added, "Sometimes when you are an adult, and you see a child that sings, we can't really understand how it's possible, because you sing in a way that we believe you have to be old, or even very old, to be able to do ... I feel that sad Sunday."
The judges of course voted her through to the next round, but we wouldn't be surprised if the young songstress showed up on Ellen soon. Watch her performance and compare it to Holliday's below. Let us know what you think in the comments section!