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Angelina Jordan Astar known as Angelina, is a 7 year old Norwegian Jazz singer who won the 2014 season of Norway’s Got Talent.Angelina Jordan Astar recently wowed the audience of Norway's Got Talent with her rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday." The little girl stepped onto the show's stage in bare feet and with a mouthful of missing teeth, yet she crooned the jazz classic with the maturity and wisdom of an old soul. Moved by Astar's mighty voice, several of the audience members broke into tears. She received a standing ovation from the crowd and was sent on to the next round of competition. The tiny jazz lover told the judges she selected the song after happening upon it during a YouTube search. "Every time I sang it, I felt something special about it," Astar said. "It's hard to explain." Making it all the way to the semi-finals on April 14 Angelina sang “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” a tune made famous in the 1960s by Cher and for the finals sang a beautiful version of "Summertime." - and she won. The Norwegian TV program Senkveld, which in English is called The Late Show, and features Angelina Jordan singing “Fly Me To The Moon”, a song most famously recorded by Frank Sinatra. Her performance of "I'll be there" was dedicated to Marwa Karim, a swedish anti-bullying activist.
Amira Willighagen was born on March 27, 2004, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and became well-known by demonstrating her talent as a singer of opera arias and other classical music at the age of 9, without ever having taken a single music or singing lesson. In October 2013, Willighagen took part in the auditions for the talent show Holland's Got Talent and wowed the jury with her interpretation of the aria "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi. In the semi-finals Willighagen sang Gounod's "Ave Maria". On December 28, 2013, Willighagen won the finals of the talent show with her interpretation "Nessun dorma", an aria for tenor from Puccini's opera Turandot. By then she was so popular that she received over 50% of the votes from the TV viewers. She won the 2013 Holland’s Got Talent with over 50% of the votes.
Emily Bear (born August 30, 2001) is an American composer and pianist, who has achieved wide notice at an early age. After beginning to compose and play piano as a small child, Bear has played with orchestras in the U.S., Europe and Asia, at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. She released her first studio album in 2013, produced by her mentor, Quincy Jones. Bear started to compose music at the age of three. By the age of eight, she had composed more than 350 pieces. For her piece Northern Lights, she won the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award for composers under 18 years of age. She also won the Rockford Area Music Industry Award (RAMI). Bear debuted at the Ravinia Festival at age 5. Bear made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2010 at age 7.
Alma Deutscher (born 2005) is an English composer, pianist and violinist who lives with her parents in Dorking, Surrey, England. At the age of six she composed her first sonata and in 2012 at only eight years old, she has completed her first major composition, the opera The Sweeper of Dreams, which has been highly commended by the English National Opera. On October 12, 2014, a special concert of Alma's compositions was held at the Brigham Young University's Jerusalem Campus. Alma composed a little piece for this concert, which is based on an aria from her new opera, Cinderella..
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato