Norwegian Teen Angelina Jordan Earns Golden Buzzer after 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Cover on 'AGT: The Champions'
The audience and judges at "America's Got Talent: The Champions" show on Monday night were all treated to an exceptional performance by a 13-year-old Norwegian girl, Angelina Jordan.
Angelina Jordan won the "Norway's Got Talent" in 2014 at the age of seven, and waited for ten years to sing for Simon Cowell, who she considers a legend.
The teenager got the chance to do just that on Monday night, and at the end of her stunning performance, everyone at the venue had indeed witnessed something remarkably special.
Angelina performed a haunting, stripped-down cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody, and her delivery of the classic song and graceful carriage throughout were the highlight at the start of the show.
What followed afterward was a loud round of applause and a standing ovation from all of the judges and every member of the audience. Simon Cowell had this to say about Angelina:
"Everything about tonight felt like it came from you. The arrangement of the song, the simplicity of it. I've never heard that song in that version before. Seriously, this was an amazing performance."
Those words would mean a lot to Angelina considering how much awe she has for Simon Cowell, but she well and truly deserves the accolades and much more.
The 13-year-old got much more soon after, when Heidi Klum granted Angelina the much-coveted golden buzzer, which sees her progress automatically to the finals.
At the end of the performances, three contestants made it to the semifinals, where they would fight for a chance to battle Angelina in the finals
The talented teenager was full of joy and gratitude at the reception she got from the judges and audience. Although she could hardly describe the way she felt, Angelina thanked them all.
It wasn't just the judges and audience who were awed by Angelina's performance, with viewers at home also taking to Twitter to air their views about her captivating display and singing prowess. One person tweeted:
"I've never heard of Angelina Jordan before, but dear god. That was one of the most beautiful performances I have ever heard. Take a bow, young lady."
I've never heard of Angelina Jordan before, but dear god. That was one of the most beautiful performances I have ever heard. Take a bow, young lady @angelinajordanA #AGTChampions pic.twitter.com/vMwyuF8ZIv— Josh Sánchez (@joshnsanchez) January 7, 2020
Another Twitter user also said, "13-year old Angelina Jordan singing bohemian rhapsody on America's got talent champions. Yeesh." Angelina did get everyone's attention.
However, one other thing to note about the teenager is her preference to perform barefoot, an act she does to raise awareness about the children who are in need all over the world. She is, indeed, unique.
Monday's show saw nine other acts perform. At the end of the performances, three contestants made it to the semifinals, where they would fight for a chance to battle the Norwegian in the finals.
13 year old Angelina Jordan singing bohemian rhapsody on americas got talent champions. yeeeeesh. pic.twitter.com/4aWUiZqYXk— ✨🌳 (@artfitzyou) January 7, 2020
The contestants who made it through were American trapeze act duo, Transcend, and Venezuelan card artiste, Dania Diaz, who was chosen by superfans from around the US.
The judges picked Australian Matt Gilbertson as the last act to make it through to the semis. The Monday episode also saw Alesha Dixon make her debut on the show.
Dixon was previously a judge on "Britain's Got Talent." She and Heidi Klum served as replacements to Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union.