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Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

. . .just watch the video--and tell me this woman's age:

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

I have an issue with girls of her age (I guessed 15) singing torch songs. Just ain't right.

There was a 12 (or younger) old singing Duffy's "Mercy" on some Si9oopn Cowell show in the finals. She didn't win and broke down like an 8 year old. Or 6. The whole crew had to run out and console her. Disgusting. She had been promised she would win, which is another axe.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

There's something in what you say,but the same thing happened to Susan Boyle--and she was 48.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member17 Jun 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Pretty good. She has a lot of talent. A jazzy/soulful/bluesy quality to her voice. Very breathy. Makes me think of what Norah Jones might have sounded like in her youth.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

She looks 12 to me. My wife agrees.


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

It says she was 10 at the time of the video.

It's like those 10 or 12 year old violin prodigies that play Beethoven's or Mahler's Violin Concertos. Sure they get the notes right but, as adolescents, do they have the life experience to really transmit what Beethoven, Mahler or others were trying to express?

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member14 Sep 2017 9:23 p.m. PST

Well,you spoiled the surprise,Bowman! I don't suppose it matters--anyone else who was going to respond would have by now. It took a little longer getting back to it than I originally intended. Ahem.

Here are a couple more from the 10-year-old; one in the studio,by one of her idols, Screamin'Jay Hawkins:

And one in concert:

And here she is, "all grown up" (age 11 1/2) at the Allsang pa Grensen,in Halden,Norway this summer:

You could see what was in store,if you watched her "Norway's Got Talent" audition,waaay back when she was 7:

She'd turned 8 by the time she won. What's next, I wonder?


BTW, I'd certainly like to hear that "Mahler Violin Concerto".: )

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