Little Norwegian girl sings the blues

“It’s not that Anglina has such a great voice in the technical sense. She doesn’t. Like many of the other child stars on these shows she is a sort of parrot, very good at mimicking the voice quality of others (even though her English diction is somewhat sketchy). In her case, the listeners’ amazement comes from who it is she’s chosen to channel and what type of song she’s chosen to sing.

(Neo also provides some interesting history on the song.)

Here’s Billie Holiday:

And this, while to me not as striking, is interesting and oddly sweet: a little girl with her version of Vera Lynn. (WARNING!: Piers Morgan.)