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Jackie Evancho, 10 (Opera Singer) ~ America's Got Talent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPITHzdUUDk ^

Posted on 08/12/2010 8:11:25 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

YouTube acts Compete. Acts that were discovered by viewers on the popular website YouTube perform live in Hollywood, hoping to win their chance to compete alongside 16 others semifinalists for the $1 million prize and the title of the most talented act in America.

Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is a young soprano from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Evancho was born to Michael and Lisa Evancho and has an older brother, a younger brother, and a younger sister. She started singing when she was eight years old, after watching the movie Phantom of the Opera. Her mother heard Evancho singing songs from the movie and allowed her to enter a local talent contest just for fun. She finished as the runner-up and was voted the audience favorite. Eventually she participated in other talent contests and started a YouTube channel.

Evancho has performed onstage with producer David Foster, was an invited performer on the PBS Special "Celebrate America" with conductor/composer Tim Janis, sang the National Anthem at an event honoring aviation pioneer General Chuck Yeager, and has performed many times at the invitation of Pennsylvania Senator Jane Orie. Jackie also performs at numerous events and charity functions in and around her hometown.

Jackie Evancho sings in the "classical crossover" style of singers such as Hayley Westenra and Sarah Brightman. She studies singing with a voice coach, and also plays the violin and piano.

On November 1, 2009, Evancho released her debut album called Prelude to a Dream. The album features mainly covers of songs such as Andrea Bocelli's "Con Te Partiro" and "The Prayer", Josh Groban's "To Where You Are", Martina McBride's "Concrete Angel", and a cover of "Amazing Grace" among others. Schubert's "Ave Maria" heard on the album is not the original song, which is set to a secular text in German; instead, it's an arrangement of the Roman Catholic setting of the "Hail Mary" prayer in Latin.

"She is just truly blessed with a voice that's phenomenal," says classical-crossover composer/conductor Tim Janis, who is including Evancho in his American Christmas Carol show (Dec. 2, 2010) at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She will be the youngest female vocal soloist ever to have performed there.

America's Got Talent On August 10, 2010, on America's Got Talent, Evancho performed O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini. The aria is also on her debut album. She received a standing ovation after her performance, and was awarded a trip to Universal Studios in Florida for receiving the most fan votes from the submissions to the show from YouTube. She was then voted into the semifinals by viewers.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: amazing; americasgottalent; opera
Just thought I'd share, for any who haven't seen this.

This girl is amazing... Just wow!

1 posted on 08/12/2010 8:11:29 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen
Very impressive! I saw this the other night.

Your link doesn't work unless you copy and paste it, so here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPITHzdUUDk

2 posted on 08/12/2010 8:17:35 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Lucky9teen

I first saw Jackie on YouTube last year and thought she was an amazing singer then.. I think in her first video she was 8 at the time.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 8:18:11 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Lucky9teen
I kept thinking it could not be her voice coming out of her!
Then last night Howie asked her to sing a few notes
because so many people asked him if she was really
singing. She has been given such a gift!
4 posted on 08/12/2010 8:20:02 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks for posting her background. Heard her sing on AGT and couldn’t believe that such a beautiful, mature sound could come out of such a little girl!

She has a great future ahead of her. Just hope too much stress isn’t placed upon her.


5 posted on 08/12/2010 8:20:21 AM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Lucky9teen

That was amazing! Thanks for posting. I don’t watch the show, but am glad I didn’t miss this.


6 posted on 08/12/2010 8:21:36 AM PDT by AngieGal
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To: Lucky9teen

Wow. Her singing voice is that of a grown woman. Strange. She just needs her lings to catch up with her voice.

Amazing.


7 posted on 08/12/2010 8:23:39 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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*lungs not lings


8 posted on 08/12/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I was thinking to myself, “self, what’s a ling”? LOL. Gotcha..

Great little asian kid on there that tears up the piano also.


9 posted on 08/12/2010 8:28:08 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles; nuconvert

I saw both Jackie and the boy who played the piano (whose name escapes me at the moment). Both were fabulous. Amazing talents.


10 posted on 08/12/2010 8:34:29 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a citizen - not a subject. Remember in November.)
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To: goseminoles

thanx. i never watch the show


11 posted on 08/12/2010 8:36:13 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Lucky9teen

beautiful child, amazing voice, plus good manners

If she doesn’t win, it will be surprising


12 posted on 08/12/2010 8:42:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I vote for Prince Poppycock. He is amazing. I don’t watch the show but was surfing the other night and stopped when I saw him.


13 posted on 08/12/2010 8:43:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lucky9teen

This young lady puts to shame most of the music on the radio. Awesome!


14 posted on 08/12/2010 8:43:33 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Yeh, he is good too. I actually LOVE his outfits and makeup.

My husband doesn't get the whole dressing up schtick, but I think it goes well, with what he does. And his makeup and dress are very elegant, as opposed to cheesy.

Notice how Opera seems to be big lately? What's up with that? I'm not one for Opera, but these guys spark my interest.
15 posted on 08/12/2010 8:49:07 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: iceskater

Alexander Bui if I remember correctly


16 posted on 08/12/2010 8:49:16 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Lucky9teen

I agree. Not a big opera fan, but he makes it very interesting. I agree his outfits are pretty amazing. He’s quite an entertainer.


17 posted on 08/12/2010 8:54:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: redangus

You’re right! Thanks!


18 posted on 08/12/2010 8:58:34 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a citizen - not a subject. Remember in November.)
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To: Lucky9teen

This girl is amazing... Just wow!

I could not believe that voice was coming out of that tiny little girl! When she spoke she sounded her age but when she sang - an angel! My two new gals to root for is Jackie and Susan Boyle. With such voices as theirs, why do we have to listen to packaged, no talent, scantly dressed, over rated female singer with little or no talent? Oh, well, that’s show biz, I guess. But Jackie was surely a treat and a great surprise.


19 posted on 08/12/2010 9:02:52 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Lucky9teen

If she is competing against Prince Poppycock, he’s lost the game. He’s good, but this is incredible.


20 posted on 08/12/2010 9:06:29 AM PDT by Excellence ("A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.")
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To: azishot

Thanks for posting her background.

Yes, Jackie plays the piano and violin as well!
I can do none of the above so I surely appreciate this little girls talent.


21 posted on 08/12/2010 9:20:58 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Lucky9teen
I heard about this this morning. Thanks for posting it.
Hearing a voice like that out of someone so young reminds me of the first time that I heard Charlotte Church back in '99. (I hope things go better for this young girl.)

Not exactly the Susan Boyle Feelgood Video of the Year last year, but very entertaining.

22 posted on 08/12/2010 9:32:38 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

My thoughts exactly about Charlotte Church. Jackie has an amazing voice, but I think her vocal coach should work on her breath control. I noticed when exploring the YouTube videos that her older brother, Jacob, sings too.


23 posted on 08/12/2010 9:52:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Lucky9teen
Thanks for posting this, was going to myself. Something bright amid the gloom and doom.

She truly has an amazing voice, adorable little girl and nice personality.

Anybody know what she sang? I found it, it's "O mio babbina caro" from Puccini’s 1918 opera ‘Gianni Schicchi'.

I think Charlotte Church sang that, too, yes, also Sarah Brightman.

24 posted on 08/12/2010 1:33:34 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Lucky9teen

Jackie “Evancho... has performed many times at the invitation of Pennsylvania Senator Jane Orie.”

Looks like Jane Orie is a Republican:

http://www.senatororie.com/profile.htm


25 posted on 08/12/2010 3:23:06 PM PDT by onthelookout777
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To: Lucky9teen

Saw her last night for the first time. God has truly blessed this little girl.


26 posted on 09/01/2010 10:19:43 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: cjshapi
Just to note, she appeared just now at the Lighting Ceremony for the National Christmas Tree on the Elipse behind the White House.

INCREDIBLE ~ look for videos on this one.

27 posted on 12/09/2010 2:47:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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