McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
Thursday, November 24, 2016
8am – 11am CST
Live from Downtown Chicago on WGN Channel 9
Laura Bretan was born in Chicago in April 2002 into a Romanian-American family.
She started singing Christian music when she was four years old. At five she started to play the piano. She participated and won numerous contests and competitions (please see below).
NBC, CBS, Windy City Live, WGN ,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, Chicago Tribune as well as many other local papers.
She is a normal 14 year old , that besides learning new songs , studying music and going to church, loves to play outdoors with her siblings and her cousins,loves to read ,to travel and to help others.
She has donated her past winnings to a “Safe Haven” foundation which helps the homeless.
- Laura participated and won Romania’s Got Talent (2016) which she dedicated to her beloved grandfather whom she lost in January 2016.
- Finalist of America’s Got Talent 2016 (she received a golden buzzer from Mel B , that sent her straight into the live shows)
Laura is a Star student at school, speaks English and Romanian fluently.She received “The Voice of An Angel” award from A Safe Haven Foundation (July 2016).
Laura has started vocal training in July 2015 with mezzo soprano Nicoleta Roman, lyric artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Laura received an award on October 1st, in Rome, Italy ,from Pro Patria Organization during their International Festival.
In March 2017 she will be the performing for the ribbon cutting ceremony of a new hospital opening in Chicago. A big tour of Australia and New Zealand is being planned for the Summer of 2017. In addition to many American TV stations, Laura was invited also to perform with Andre Rieu and to attend TV shows in Europe and China!
Through her voice, her God given talent, Laura is thrilled she was able to bring joy into so many people’s hearts.She received thousands of messages on Facebook from people from around the world , telling her what big impact her performances have had in their lives and how so many of her online or TV audience members were brought to tears like never before! ( Her performances went viral and reached tens of millions of people around the globe).
She performed the National Anthem for the White Sox and Chicago Bulls (Dec. 10th 2017 again) on several occasions and lately has been invited throughout the U.S. to sing it, fact she considers an honor!
Her biggest wish is to visit Israel!!️