This article is a one stop wiki and news for Norwegian Jazz singer, Author and viral child phenomenon Angelina Jordan Astar. This celebhungry post covers the most burning questions of her fans such as who is Angelina Jordan, how old is she now, her height, net worth and is she related to Elvis Presley. We will also cover Angelina Jordan’s family; her mother, father, grandparents and sister in detail along with the reason for her barefoot performance. We will look at her singing career since her NGT debut, her album covers, concerts & CD’s over the years, to her latest golden appearance in AGT 2020. So let’s get started.
WHO IS ANGELINA JORDAN?
Angelina Jordan is a child singing prodigy from Norway who first came to limelight at age 8, by winning the season 6 of “Norske Talenter (Norway’s got talent)” in 2014. At age 9, she wrote the book “Mellom to hjerter (Between Two Hearts)” and became one of the youngest published author in Norway. World renowned for her mature vocals at such a young age, Angelina, 14 years old now, is also a humanitarian with a kind golden heart, who helped raise millions of dollars in donations for many foundations and charity.
Before going into the details of life and career of the singing sensation, let’s first clear the air about Angelina Jordan & Elvis Presley’s relationship.
Is Angelina Jordan Elvis Presley’s granddaughter?
In 2019, a viral video was making rounds on social media claiming that 11 years old Angelina, singing Elvis Presley legendary song “It’s now or never” in front of an enchanted crowd, to be the granddaughter of Elvis. The footage was a recording of Angelina’s 2017 performance at Allsång på Skansen (Singing at the Border) show at Fredriksten castle in Halden. The Rumour died quickly when it’s found out that Angelina is not the Granddaughter of Elvis Presley and that his actual 3 Granddaughters from his only daughter “Lisa Marie Presley”, are in fact Riley Keough (30) & twins Harper Vivienne Ann (11) and Finley Aaron Love (11). Let’s now take a quick preview:
Angelina Jordan age: 14
Angelina Jordan height: 5′ 4″ (In Feet Inches)
Angelina Jordan Net Worth: $ 100,000 USD
Angelina Jordan dad: Gerry Christian Slattman
Angelina Jordan mom: Sara Astar
Angelina Jordan Sister: Juliette Astar
Angelina Jordan Instagram: @ angelinajordana (115 K followers)
Angelina Jordan You Tube: @Angelina Jordan Official (239 K Subscribers)
Angelina Jordan Snapchat: @Angelinajazzy
Fan e-mail: Post@angelinajordanofficial.com
ANGELINA JORDAN FAMILY, NATIONALITY & EDUCATION:
Anjelina Jordan was born on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 in Oslo, Norway and grew up different parts of the world. Angelina Jordan’s father name is “Gerry Christian Slattman”, a petroleum engineer, who had to travel different places all over the globe for his work. Anjelina Jordan’s mother is “Sara Astar”, chairman of “A&A Star Productions AS” in Oslo, Norway. She also has a six year younger sister named “Juliette Astar”.
Angelina Jordan’s grandmother (maternal) is the famous Iranian contemporary writer, poet & painter “Mery Zamani”. Mery Zamani, born in 1964, was in many regards a child prodigy herself, who started her artistic career at “Radio Iran’s Children program” at the age of 4 and by the time she was 9, began writing poetry and painting. Being a graduate in psychology from the “University of Tehran” and Japan, Mery was trained in art at the “Tokyo Academy” and since 1997 lives in Oslo, Norway. Angelina’s grandfather was Japanese and met Mery during her master’s year in Japan, he died in 2018.
Angelina’s uncle Michael Astar, who is currently her manager, was a DJ and in 2014, founded ASTAR ENT, a music & artist management company.
Angelina did her nursery, primary and elementary school education from Steinerskoler (Waldorf School) in Oslo. She also attended “Oslo School of Music and Performing Art” after school program for vocals training. In 2020, Angelina moved to Los Angeles with her mother for further training to propel her singing career.
Does Angelina Jordan speak English?
Yes, Angelina speaks very fluent English. Her mother explained that since she was little, she had attended schools where English was taught. Though her book was published in Norwegian but any doubts in the minds of her fans was cleared by her interviews in various American talk shows and reality programs.
ANGELINA JORDAN PROFESSIONAL CAREER, SINGING & BOOK:
When Angelina was around one and a half years of age, she loved crooning along Whitney Houston version of Dolly Parton song, “I Will Always Love You”. Her mother says that the song immediately became her favourite song and Whitney became her first musical influence.
Following that she found her love and passion for classic Jazz music and then discovered Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, which are to this day she consider as her inspirations.
Once she watched X factor and asked her mom can I perform in front of Simon Cowell and her mom told her that she is too young now and Angelina replied her that one day she will show her talent to him.
ANGELINA JORDAN NORWAY’S GOT TALENT 2014:
In March 2014, Angelina, 8, was in her 3rd grade, when she auditioned for Norway’s Got Talent (Season 6), performing Billie Holiday’s version of the dark melancholy song “Gloomy Sunday”. Apart from giving Goosebumps to the on stage judges there she instantly became a viral internet sensation via You Tube with the biggest media houses rushing to cover the magic of this barefooted little wonder.
Angelina further impressed the judges with her next performance of the 1958 Billie Holiday version of Frank Sinatra’s song “I’m a Fool to Want You”.
Angelina Jordan then performed Nancy Sinatra’s cover version of the song “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” during the next live show and succeeded to through the show’s finale in May.
On May 23, 2014, Angelina performed her version of George Gershwin’s popular aria “summertime” on the show’s finale and awed the judges and audiences with her voice. With a record 46% votes in her bag she won the show’s finale and a prize money of NOK 500,000 (around $54,000).
“I always wanted to sing on the stage for all the people in the world, and I won the show! It was so unbelievable. It was like my dream come true”.
American actor Ashton Kutcher was one of the very first Hollywood celebrities who noticed this little nightingale’s performance and was stunned by it.
This is not normal. In a good way.
ANGELINA JORDAN BOOK 2015:
In 2015, Angelina, 9, authored her first book making her one of the youngest published author in Norway. The book was titled “Mellom to hjerter (Between Two Hearts)” and was illustrated by her grandmother “Mery Zamani”. The children book currently holds a 5 star rating on “Goodreads” and tells the story of her un-forgetful encounter with a poor street seller girl.
Why doesn’t Angelina Jordan wear shoes?
When Angelina was around 6 years old, she was visiting Middle East with her mother and grandmother. They were strolling a market in the cold morning, when she stopped by a girl around her age. The girl was barefooted and had a weighing machine, weighing the passer-by’s to earn herself some money. The two girls chatted and felt a connection. Angelina gave her shoes to the girl and she also promised to pray for her.
“She asked me to remember her, so every time I stand barefoot on stage, I honor her and I’m reminded of all the underprivileged kids who don’t have parents, clothes or shoes.”
ANGELINA JORDAN AGT (America’s Got Talent): The Champions 2020:
Angelina Jordan Bohemian Rhapsody:
In 2019, Angelina was selected for “AGT: The Champions season 2”, which assembled 40 past ‘GOT TALENT franchise’ winner from all over the world, as participants. Angelina’s wish to perform in front of Simon Cowell has finally materialized in form of this amazing opportunity. Other Judges were Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.
In the season premiere aired on January 7, 2020, Angelina sang a stripped-down version of Queen’s rock classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”. All the Judges were awestruck by her soaring performance. Alesha Dixon said – “I feel like I’m witnessing the birth of something special, a star, and as they would say in Norway- Jeg elsker deg”. Howie Mandel said – “I think this moment, this time on stage, this song, this performance is going to change your life and your career forever”.
Simon Cowell was wowed by the performance and told her that- “I’ve never heard that song in this version before, the simplicity of it, it was an amazing performance”. He then added – “”I don’t think you know how good you are”. Heidi who was eagerly waiting for the other judges to finish their remarks, was so impressed that she pressed the “Golden Buzzer”, sending her straight to the finals airing on February 10.
Angelina chose to sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” because it means a lot to her, since apart from it’s lovely meaning the song reminds her about her grandfather who passed away a year and a half ago.
Queen has retweeted the show’s tweet (@AGT) from their official twitter account (@queenwillrock), and wrote “Wow! What a rendition of #BohemianRhapsody” and tagging Angelina’s official twitter (@angelinajordanA).
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) January 8, 2020
Angelina Jordan Goodbye Yellow Brick Road:
In the finals of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”, aired on February 10, 2020, Angelina once again gave another jaw dropping performance in front a bewitched crowd, lighting and waving their phones in sync with her tunes.
Angelina sang a gorgeous rendition of Elton John‘s Grammy Hall of Fame “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. Her golden buzzer mama “Heidi” was feeling elated after her performance, which apparently ran down chills through her bones. She said “you are incredible, a superstar in making”.
Howie was spellbound by her hypnotic performance and declared her a champion, no matter what the result. He said “at the age of 13, this is amazing”.
Alesha metaphorically compared the maturity in her voice with an old soul trapped in a young person’s body. She said “It was beautifully delicate”.
Finally Simon praised her for taking a risk with her choice of song selection and then said something, which she was longing for the past many years. He said “I’m going to remember this performance for years to come”.
ANGELINA JORDAN NET WORTH & YOU TUBE:
In May 2014, Angelina started her official You Tube channel – “Angelina Jordan Official”, which currently has over 241 K subscribers. She released her debut EP titled “My Christmas – Single” in late 2014 containing 3 song tracks. In November 2017, she released her second EP titled “Angelina Jordan – The EP” featuring 6 of her singles all in one CD. In June 2018 she released her full-fledged 16 songs album titled “It’s Magic”. In June 2018, she released her first original composition written by her titled “What is life (Acoustic)” on her first You Tube channel.
She opened a second official You Tube channel – “Angelina Jordan CoverChannel” in July 2017, which currently has around 138 K subscribers. Angelina’s net worth from her music tour, title wins and You Tube income is estimated to be around $ 100,000 USD. In both her channels some of her best and most viewed album and cover songs are:
|Angelina Jordan Official||VIEWS|
|Angelina Jordan “Back to Black” Cover, with KORK, improvised lyric||6.5 Million|
|Angelina Jordan – I Put A Spell On You||6.2 Million|
|Angelina Jordan – Fly Me To The Moon (Acoustic)||4.8 Million|
|Angelina Jordan – When You’re Smiling||1.2 Million|
|Angelina Jordan – What Is Life (Acoustic)||307 K|
|Angelina Jordan – Shield (Audio) –Original song||123 K|
|Angelina Jordan – What a Difference a Day Makes||109 K|
|Bohemian Rhapsody||73 K|
|Angelina Jordan CoverChannel||VIEWS|
|Angelina Jordan – Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Acoustic)||1.6 Million|
|Angelina Jordan – A Million Years Ago||1 Million|
|Angelina Jordan – Born To Die||854 K|
|Angelina Jordan – Crazy||746 K|
|Angelina Jordan – Stay||583 K|
|Angelina Jordan – Love Story (Where Do I Begin?)||488 K|
|Angelina Jordan – Make You Feel My Love (Acoustic Cover)||410 K|
|Angelina Jordan – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face||367 K|
|Angelina Jordan – Titanium (Acoustic Cover)||302 K|
|All of Me – Angelina Jordan (Billie Holiday Cover)||158 K|
ANGELINA JORDAN TV SHOWS, INTERVIEW & WORLD TOUR:
ANGELINA JORDAN ON THE LATE SHOW WITH THOMAS & HARALD 2014:
On 21 March 2014, she appeared on the late show “Senkveld” with Thomas & Harald, one of most watched talk show in Norway, after her sensational audition at NGT. After the interview, she performed Frank Sinatra’s classic song “Fly me to the moon”. Her performance was noticed and loved by “Liam Payne”, from the English-Irish pop boy band “One Direction” and Angelina expressed her happiness by sharing his tweet on her facebook.
Liam Payne fra/from One Direction 🙂
ANGELINA JORDAN ALLSANG på GRENSEN 2014:
On June 3, 2014, Angelina, 8, live-performed Dinah Washington’s “What a Difference a Day Make” for the opening of TV 2 sing-along hit show “Allsang på grensen”. The show was recorded each year at the historic Fredriksten fortress in Halden, Norway in front of a 25-30 thousand audience
ANGELINA JORDAN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT 2014:
On December 11, 2014, Angelina performed “What a Wonderful World” at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. Pakistani activist “Malala Yousafzai” and Indian social reformer “Kailash Satyarthi” were the recipient of the award that year while American singer “Queen Latifah” was the host.
ANGELINA JORDAN INTERVIEW ON GOOD MORNING NORWAY 2014:
In December 2014, Angelina appeared on the “Good Morning Norway” talk show with her mom “Sara” and 2 year old sister “Juliette Astar”. She performed “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” for the audience.
ANGELINA JORDAN ACTING DEBUT: NETFLIX LILYHAMMER 2014
In November 2014, Angelina made her acting debut when she appeared in the Norwegian–American TV series titled “LilyHammer”. She was given a guest role of a singer who performed in a bar owned by the protagonist, played by actor “Steven Van Zandt”, a friend of the Astar family. She appeared in episodes titled “Loose ends” & “The Funeral” that aired on 21 November 2014.
ANGELINA JORDAN AMERICAN TV DEBUT: THE VIEW 2014
In September 2014, Angelina made her American TV talk show debut when she appeared on ABC Talk show “The View”, hosted by comedian Rosie O’Donnell. Angelina’s performance of the Frank Sinatra song “Fly me to the moon” got an overwhelming response from the American fans, some citing her vocals resemblance with late Amy Winehouse.
AVICII VOLVO COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN 2015:
Angelina recorded “Feeling good” from Nina Simone’s 1965 album “I Put a Spell on You” for late Swedish DJ Avicii’s worldwide Volvo commercial campaign. (edited) But the final product used the vocals of American singer “Audra Mae”. The campaign commercial has gained over 30 Million views and can be seen on Avicii’s You Tube channel.
ANGELINA JORDAN ON ELLEN DEGENERES’S LITTLE BIG SHOTS 2016 & 2017:
In April 2016, Angelina performed an acoustic jazz version of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”, on NBC’s “Little Big Shots”, produced by Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres. The next year, in March 2017, she once again appeared on the UK version of the show, singing Dinah Washington’s 1959 hit “What a Difference a Day Makes”.
ANGELINA JORDAN WITH GANGNAM PRINCE PSY 2016:
Angelina met with South Korean singer “Psy”, world famous for Gangnam style when she was selected to perform during the “Rotary’s 107th annual international convention” at “Korea International Exhibition Center”, Goyang, Seoul, South Korea. Angelina expressed her happiness by sharing the moment with the superstar through her Twitter and Facebook post on June 1, 2016.
ALAN WALKER IS HEADING HOME LIVE CONCERT 2016:
On December 22, 2016, Angelina live-performed for around 8 minutes during the 2016 “Alan Walker is heading home” Live concert in Bergen, Norway. The show was live streamed on the 22 years old Norwegian DJ’s You tube channel (@Alan Walker), where Angelina sang a restrung version of Norwegian DJ Alan Walker’s 2015 song “Faded” and 2016 song “Sing me to sleep”. You can listen to her soulful voice below from 12:00 to 19:00.
Alan Walker is Heading Home (LIVE STREAM RECORDING)
ANGELINA JORDAN WITH NORAH JONES ON JAPAN TOUR 2017:
In April 2017, Angelina visited Japan to perform along with 9 Grammy award winner Jazz queen “Geethali Norah Jones Shankar”, during Jones “Daybreaks World Tour” in Japan. Angelina, whose grandfather was also Japanese, performed in front of a packed crowd in Osaka and has already acquired a fan base in Japan.
Me and Norah Jones! I'm LIVE agian in few mintues, stay tuned!
ANGELINA JORDAN ALLSANG på GRENSEN 2017:
In July 2017, Angelina performed Elvis Presley’s 1960 smash hit single “It’s now or never” and Etta James “Something’s Got a Hold on me”, during the recording of “ALLSANG på GRENSEN 2017” festival, in front of a massive crowd at Fredriksten castle in Halden.
ANGELINA JORDAN QUINCY JONE’S 85TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT 2018:
On 27 June 2018, Angelina performed during the ‘A life in song’- Quincy Jones Live in concert for the 85th birthday celebration of legendary American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & composer, Quincy Jones.
The programme was held at The O2, London and Angelina got praise from the 28 Grammy winner himself. He said to her – “”You know how proud I am of you, little darling. The world is going to know your name”.
ANGELINA JORDAN SINGING FOR BARACK OBAMA 2019:
On June 13, 2019 Angelina performed her own song “Shield” & many other for the “2019 Brilliant Minds” event in Stockholm. The guests which include Cardi B, Offset, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel as well as Michelle Obama & Barack Obama, were mesmerized by the barefooted singer’s voice and were all praise for her, especially Barack Obama.