All the feels! Angelina Jordan stunned the judges with her version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and immediately became the front runner to win America's Got Talent: Champions! 

All the feels! Angelina Jordan stunned the judges with her version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and immediately became the front runner to win America’s Got Talent: Champions!

 

The United States of America (18 January 2018) – Angelina Jordan Astar (born 10 January 2006), known professionally as Angelina Jordan, is a Norwegian child singer who won the 2014 season of Norway’s Got Talent at just seven years old. Her mother suggested she sing “Twinkle Little Star,” but the child prodigy opted for the Jazzy “Fly Me to the Moon.”

The Norwegian teen highlighted the start of the new season of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” with her rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and immediately became a front runner to win the entire show with her moving version of the classic song.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions features successful and notable participants from previous seasons returning to try again to win the show. What makes it hugely interesting is that this spin-off of the original show includes winners, finalists and must-watch acts from worldwide editions of the franchise, creating a “United Nations” of talent. The winner will be crowned World Champion and walk away with US$25 000 (about R370,000).

“South Africa is represented by six-year-old DJ Arch Jnr (Oratilwe AJ Hlongwane), the youngest club DJ in the world and the winner of SA’s Got Talent in 2015. He makes his first appearance in the third episode. We’re not going to spoil it for you by revealing too much, but the little guy is going to get a standing ovation from all the judges, including Simon Cowell himself!” 

Angelina currently lives in Oslo with her family, which includes a younger sister. She has previously lived in other countries, including the USA. Her Norwegian mother, Sara Astar (born 1984), is the daughter of Iranian artist Mery Zamani (born 1961).

Angelina is currently a pupil at Oslo Waldorf School and also attends the after-school program Oslo School of Music and Performing Art, where she receives vocal training. In addition to singing, she plays the piano, violin, and flute.

The talented young singer says that she sings barefoot on stages as a reminder that there are children around the world who are not as lucky as her. At six years old, during a cold winter, lina she saw a little girl almost the same age as her without any protection on her feet. And at just six years old, Angelina took her own shoes off and gave them to the child. She hopes to one day help more underprivileged children, through her singing.

You can watch America’s Got Talent: The Champions on Mondays on VUZU (channel 116 on DSTV) at 19:00 but you can watch Angelina’s incredible performance below:

And Angelina keeps WOWing the judges with her incredible performances!

On the 7th of February 2020, Angelina performed “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John. Dressed appropriately in a yellow blazer, the young singer put her own unique spin on the tune, much like she did for Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

And in the “Finals Round”, Angelina performed with America’s Got Talent All-Stars: Violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa and Sand Artist Kseniya Simonova with her take on “Someone you loved”.


Sources: America’s Got Talent | Angelina Jordan
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