Monday, March 24, 2014

Seven Year Old Girl Sings Billie Holiday's Gloomy Sunday

This is a little girl named Angelina Jordan Astar, from Norway. She sings Gloomy Sunday, by Billie Holiday, on Norway's Got Talent. Angelina is only seven years old, but she has a very soulful voice. The show is in Norwegian, so if you want it translated into another language, click on the "CC" button on the bottom of the screen and turn closed captioning on in your language.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Tim Donor, Teenage Boy who Speaks Over 20 Languages

Here is a teenage boy, Tim Donor, who speaks over 20 languages at a relatively advanced level. In this video he explains how he began learning other languages and what his inspiration is in doing so. I think he is inspiring, and I hope you do too. He has his own YouTube channel as well:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Jacob Barnett - Child Math / Physics Prodigy

This video is an excerpt from the show 60 Minutes about a boy named Jacob Barnett, a child math and physics prodigy. He was exhibiting symptoms of autism as a young boy but managed to overcome that and now attends university at the age of 13 years old. Jacob would be amazing simply for overcoming autism, but on top of that he not only has an eidetic memory, but comprehends the things he memorizes then teaches others. He has appeared on Ted Talks, and has his own YouTube channel where he teaches math. His intent is to help people overcome their math phobias. Jacob's mother wrote a book called The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism. I'm pleased to be able to feature a video of an academic prodigy. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

"Trick Shot Titus" -- Toddler Makes Basketball Trick Shots

This amazing little boy makes basketball trick shots. He's been featured on Jimmy Kimmel and met Channing TatumBradley Cooper. He's cute and funny too! I'm not a basketball fan, but this video made me laugh in a good way. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Shaheen Jafargholi - Britain's Got Talent 2009

This is Shaheen Jafargholi, a little boy who appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2009. I get the impression this was during the era when Simon was not liked much...I think you'll see what I mean, especially if you watch his hands. Anyway, Shaheen's an impressive little boy with an awesome talent. He seems very resilient and has a great attitude as well. I was impressed with his performance! Since the audition he released an album, but it is currently unavailable through Amazon.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Rion Paige Auditioning for X-Factor USA 2013, Singing "Blown Away"

WoW! This girl has an awesome voice and an inspiring attitude. I hope she does great things with her gift! She sings "Blown Away" by Carrie Underwood, who was discovered on American Idol.

Update on Rion Paige:

So the season of The X-Factor is nearly over, and Rion Paige appears to be doing well. They have worked with her a lot to improve her technique, and this time they even added choreography to her performance. I think she did a great job! Watch as she performs "Swingin'!", written by John David Anderson, and made famous by LeAnn Rimes.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Olivet Middle School Football Team 2013 - Kindness

This video isn't so much about amazing talent, and doesn't involve talent shows. Instead it shows amazing compassion, kindness, and caring as demonstrated by a middle-school football team. These kids are definitely an inspiration! The video nearly brought me to tears. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!