ABOUT LAURA BRETAN

Laura Bretan...a teenage international singing sensation with the voice of an angel!
 
Here is what Simon Cowell, creator of American Idol, Britain's Got Talent, America's Got Talent, X-Factor etc. has said about her after her groundbreaking America’s Got Talent audition: 
 
"I have NEVER heard anything like this in ALL the years I've been doing this show! THIS is why we made this show. To find people like YOU!"

 

Laura Bretan was born in Chicago in April of 2002. Encouraged by her mother, Laura started singing in church when she was four years old. At five, she started to play the piano, and started to participate in--and win--many singing contests and competitions.

 

Laura participated and won “Romania’s Got Talent” in June of 2016. She dedicated her performances and win to the beloved grandfather she lost in January of that year.


From a pool of more than 100,000 applicants, Laura qualified as a finalist for “America’s Got Talent” in 2016. During Laura’s televised audition performance, she earned the coveted "Golden Buzzer" fromjudge and former Spice Girl Mel B, which sent her straight to the “America's Got Talent” live shows.

 

Since that time, Laura has become a media sensation. NBC, CBS, Windy City Live, WGN, and WCIU are among the TV stations that invited and interviewed Laura. She was featured in Today's Show articles, People magazine, E!, CNN, Country Living, NBC online, the Chicago Tribune, and many other media.

 

Laura performs around the world. Just a few highlights:

  • Laura has performed the National Anthem for the White Sox and Chicago Bulls on several occasions and has been invited throughout the U.S. to sing the anthem, which she considers the highest honor!

  • Laura has performed a number of times with David Foster. After they performed together in Beverly Hills for the FDIF Gala, he said: "I have never ever ever heard such a powerful voice from someone so young. Everybody will know your name!"

  • Laura performed with the amazing Il Volo tenors, Andre Rieu,  Ethan Bortnick, with Andrea Bocelli's son, Matteo Bocelli, with Victor Micallef, a member of the famed group “The Tenors,” and in a line up with Jay Leno and Trisha Yearwood.

  • The Romanian Athenaeum’s “Shema, Israel!” celebration of 70 years of Israel’s independence.

  • Special guest for "Choice Hotels " convention in Las Vegas on May 9th.

 

Helping others is one of Laura’s most important missions. She has donated some of her past winnings -- including her Apollo Theater competition in NY -- to the "Safe Haven" foundation to help the homeless.

 

Laura was also chosen as the ambassador of Star of Hope International, an organization that helps children with disabilities, orphans and the poor. The foundation currently helps 44,000 children worldwide.

 

Laura also performs at many benefits, including:

  • Performing with David Foster at the Sony Pictures Studios for the Duchenne Syndrome fundraiser.

  • Gateway for Cancer research gala, organized by Cancer Treatment of America.

  • "The Happy Hearts Foundation" Gala

  • The Parachute Gala in Toronto, Canada, where she performed with Stephan Moccio

  • The Shrine Hospital event, supported by Arts4kids

  • Anniversary Gala of Project Harmony at Opera Omaha.

  • University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation gala.

  • The 100th-anniversary celebration of Boystown in Omaha

 

Laura is a sensation in Romania and Europe, where:

  • She performed with 2 Vibes Symphony at Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest.

  • She was featured as a special guest on “The Voice Jr.”

  • Laura performed at “Sala Palatului” in Bucharest, România for a sold-out crowd of 5,000 people.

  • Laura performed in Cluj, Romania with the Opera House orchestra and philharmonic orchestra at a large outdoor concert in the city center

  • She performed in Germany for "It's Showtime": https://www.facebook.com/OfficialLauraBretan/videos/1883111155289400/

 

Laura has even appeared in a film, "An Aria for Albrights." Laura played the character of Anne, the lead role. The movie premiered at the Louisiana Film Festival.

 

Laura has received numerous awards. Just a few include:

  • “The Voice of An Angel” award from A Safe Haven Foundation

  • The “Excellence Award” in Rome, Italy, from Pro Patria

  • Spanish “Noi Sustinem Excellenta!” for Occidentul Romanesc in Spain.

 

Laura is currently homeschooled and plans to study music in college. She speaks English and Romanian fluently. When she's not singing on stages around the world, Laura is a typical teenage girl! She loves learning new songs, studying music, going to church, playing with her siblings and cousins, reading, and traveling.

 

With the God-given talent of her remarkable voice, Laura is thrilled that she has been able to bring joy into so many people's hearts. Laura's viral performances have reached tens of millions of people around the globe, and she receives countless messages on social media telling her about the impact her performances have had in their lives and how so many of her performances brought them to tears. Laura's upcoming plans include recording an album, more touring, meeting her fans from around the world, and continuing her mission to help people in need!

© 2019 by Laura Bretan, P.O. Box 601, Northbrook, Illinois 60065