On Monday, Angelina Jordan impressed the judges on America’s Got Talent: The Champions when she sang Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
With just spare piano accompaniment, Jordan sang the song’s opening verse and the chorus.
Heidi Klum said, “I can feel it all the way down into my bones that you are a superstar in the making. I mean, we’re seeing it right in front of our eyes. … The melancholy that you put into that Elton John song was incredible.”
“First of all, at any age, but especially 13,” noted fellow judge Howie Mandel. “This is so amazing, and one word comes to mind when I listen to you, and that’s ‘hypnotic.’ I just get drawn into your sound and your performance, and nothing else around me even matters.”
Simon Cowell also weighed in.
“That song must be 40, 50 years old now? But you made it sound current, relevant. … Great soul, great talent, and you’ve made this final way, way better because you’ve set a real standard here.”
Jordan is a Norwegian singer who won the 2014 season of Norway’s Got Talent when she was just 8 years old, by doing jazz classics, including Fly Me to the Moon.