Video of Norwegian 7-Year Old Has ‘Billie Holiday’ Trending

The name of late jazz giant, Billie Holiday (PeekYou profile here), is trending today. While the cause — a viral video clip of an admittedly very talented 7-year old girl singing “Gloomy Sunday” — isn’t quite worthy of the comparison, any reason to blog of Billie Holiday is fine with us.

Angelina Jordan Astar, the above referenced 7-year old, appeared on Norwegian TV show Norway’s Got Talent this week and gave a quite entertaining and precocious reading of the notoriously melancholy standard, imitating the phrasing and cadence of Ms. Holiday’s 1941 version.

Check out the clip below, and then visit Lady Day’s PeekYou profile to investigate the rich and varied corners of cyberspace where her legacy lives on; in the form of videos, photos, audio files, social pages, websites, articles, points of purchase, and much more.