Why Does ‘AGT’ Teen Star Angelina Jordan Perform Barefoot?
Norway’s Got Talent winner Angelina Jordan is performing in this week’s AGT: The Champions finals. Something you might have noticed is that Angelina always performs barefoot.
The 13-year-old doesn’t just do it for comfort or fashion. Instead, there’s an extremely touching reason Angelina sings with her shoes off, and it goes back to when she was just 6 years old.
Why Does Angelina Jordan Perform Barefoot?
When Angelina was 6 years old, she met a homeless girl around her age in Iran. (Her grandmother is Iranian artist Mery Zamani.) The girl did not have any shoes, and Angelina says her feet were scarred. Angelina gave the girl her own shoes.
According to her website, Angelina then “vowed never to appear on stage again wearing shoes until all the world’s children had them.” She keeps that promise to this day, as she says that little girl “is always in my heart.”
In an interview, Angelina said she asked the little girl what her dream was, and the girl responded that she wanted to be a doctor. Angelina told her to “never give up.” In return, the girl told Angelina she would pray for her, and asked her to “remember me.”
Angelina Wrote A Book About Her Experience
Not only does Angelina honor the young homeless girl she met by performing barefoot, but she also wrote a book about the experience. It’s called Mellom to jherter (“Between two hearts”), and was published in 2015, when Angelina was only 9 years old.
The book was illustrated by Mery Zamani, Angelina’s grandmother. The book made Angelina the youngest published author in Norway. She has also offered her time to charitable causes, including Ein Herz für Kinder in Berlin, for which she helped raise over 21 million Euros for children in need.
What song does Angelina Jordan Sing in the finale?
Angelina sings “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John in the finale of America’s Got Talent: Champions.
Look out for Angelina’s bare feet when she performs in the AGT: The Champions finals, and remember the important reason she’s without shoes.