Evie Clair

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Evie Clair
Birth name Evelyn Clair Abplanalp
Born (2003-12-02) December 2, 2003 (age 14)
Florence, Arizona
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer/Songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
  • ukulele
Years active 2013-present
Website evieclair.com

Evelyn Clair Abplanalp[1] (born December 2, 2003), known professionally as Evie Clair, is a musical artist and reality television personality who appeared on the twelfth season of the talent competition series America's Got Talent. She has been playing piano since she was two years old.[2]

Early life[edit]

Clair is the daughter of Hillary and Amos and is one of five children. Clair and her family are part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3] The day after Clair advanced to the America's Got Talent finals on September 8, 2017 she announced that her father had died from colon cancer.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Clair began acting as a tap dancer in Anne at Hale Center Theater in Gilbert, Arizona at the age of eight.[6] She has sung the national anthem at an Arizona Diamondbacks' game.[7]

America's Got Talent[edit]

Clair auditioned for America's Got Talent three times before getting on the show, auditioning with "Arms" by Christina Perri and won praise from Perri.[8] Due to her father's death Clair was offered the opportunity to come back for the thirteenth season however, she chose to move on and to perform in the finals.[4][9]

Accommodations were made for Clair on the program. A woman who was overseeing wardrobe often bought two skirts for her, insuring there was enough fabric to create outfits with long enough skirts.[10] Howie Mandel, one of the AGT judges, described her music, "It's the sound of an angel singing to her daddy". Her parents were in the audience at the time.[11]

Album[edit]

Okay Day
Studio album by Evie Clair
Released June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01)
Genre Indie pop
Length 31:55

On May 23, 2018 it was announced that plans are underway for the release of an album by Clair.[12] The album was officially released on June 1, 2018.[13] All songs are performed exclusively by Evie Clair except for the song Okay Day which features Kirra L.A. [14]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Needed You"Evie Clair2:46
2."Morning Star"Evie Clair, Clancy Thomas3:26
3."Too Young"Evie Clair, Clancy Thomas2:53
4."Will I Be Enough"Evie Clair, Steven Moyer4:23
5."Head In The Cloud"Evie Clair, Steven Moyer3:36
6."Fair Minded"Evie Clair, Porter Abplanalp3:11
7."One Day"Evie Clair3:45
8."57 Seconds"Evie Clair3:28
9."Au Revoir"Evie Clair, Clancy Thomas3:45
10."Okay Day"Evie Clair2:42
Total length:31:55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evie Clair - Mormon Music". Retrieved June 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ Lahon, Ankita (June 21, 2017). "Evie Clair On "America's Got Talent:" Impressive With An Honest Performance". earnthenecklace.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  3. ^ Reports, Staff. "Evie Clair's father dies just after she moves into AGT semifinals". PinalCentral.com. Retrieved July 25, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Dawn, Randee (September 14, 2017). "'America's Got Talent' contestant Evie Clair copes with father's death". Today. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  5. ^ Clair, Evie (September 8, 2017). ""Say a prayer, a prayer on forever Time is only now, Soon we'll be together." I hope I made you proud, Daddy. I've always done it for you and I'll do it for you forever.❤️". Instagram. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Evie Clair". Generoso Pope Foundation. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  7. ^ Lahon, Ankita (June 21, 2017). "Evie Clair On "America's Got Talent:" Impressive With An Honest Performance". Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  8. ^ Melton, Lori (June 27, 2017). "Interview: Evie Clair Talks Family, Christina Perri And Being "Blessed" By Her AGT Journey". Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  9. ^ "AGT's Evie Clair And Family Gather To Say Final Goodbye To Sweet Daddy". September 14, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  10. ^ Wagner, Danielle B. "The Unforgettable Ways Evie Clair Has Shared Her Faith On "America's Got Talent"". ldsliving.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  11. ^ Siebert, Valerie (July 27, 2017). "Brave 13-Year-Old Singer Whose Dad Is Battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer Leaves The America's Got Talent Audience And Judges In Tears With Her Emotional Rendition Of Macy Gray's Hit I Try". dailymail.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Stalker Targets AGT's Evie Clair From Arizona". May 23, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  13. ^ Clair, Evie [@evieclair] (June 1, 2018). "My Okay Day Album just DROPPED!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 3, 2018 – via Twitter. 
  14. ^ "Okay Day Album". June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018.