Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? Angelina Jordan took the stage on the Monday night premiere (Jan. 6) of America's Got Talent: The Champions to deliver a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" that left the judging panel in awe.
Wearing a colorful pantsuit, the 13-year-old Norwegian singer reinvented the bombastic rock classic as a lilting ballad, with her powerful pipes belying her young age from the very first note. "Too late, my time has come/ Send shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time/ Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go/ Got to leave you all behind and face the truth/ Mama, oooh/ I don't wanna die/ I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all," Jordan sang, adding a number of jaw-dropping riffs, runs and trills to the song's iconic melody.
Following her audition, Jordan received rave reviews from Simon Cowell, who told the teen, "I don't think you know how good you are," before fellow judge Heidi Klum sent her straight through to the live shows with the Golden Buzzer.