Ten-year-old Jackie Evancho stunned the audience of America’s Got Talent on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, by singing O Mio Bobbino Caro, an aria by Giacomo Puccini. “Stunned” is the right word because Jackie is preternaturally mature for her age, not only vocally but also in terms of her stage presence and ability to express herself. Judge Piers Morgan called Jackie’s performance a “Susan Boyle moment.”
Here is Jackie’s semifinals performance on August 31, 2010, in which she sang Time to Say Goodbye. The place went bananas! All three judges and the audience gave her a standing ovation. The judges had to wait to comment until after the thundering applause had died down.
In the Top Ten competition on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, Jackie managed to do the impossible: She took her talent to astonishing new heights in a star-making performance that can only be called breathtaking. The audience held its breath in awe as she exquisitely performed the classic Pie Jesu, a hauntingly beautiful song often included in a church’s Requiem Mass.
In the finals on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Jackie received another standing ovation from the audience and judges by singing Ave Maria. Judge Howie Mandel essentially said (well, tried to say) that Jackie’s voice is so angelic that it’s what people probably hear right before passing on to the other side.
The results were announced the next night, September 15, 2010. Jackie finished runner-up to soulful singer Michael Grimm. Before the winner was revealed, the top four acts performed duets with well-known singers. Jackie was thrilled to sing with soprano Sarah Brightman, the woman who inspired all of her song choices.
Jackie appeared on the show by virtue of being the top vote-getter from candidates who auditioned via YouTube. She was awarded a trip to Universal Studios in Florida for receiving the most fan votes for a YouTube submission and was voted into the semifinals by viewers. Here is Jackie’s YouTube submission video:
Jackie’s popularity is mushrooming by the hour. She may only be ten, but she’s already a polished performer with numerous vocal accomplishments to her credit.
Click here to buy Jackie’s new album, Dream With Me, which was released in June 2011.
In November 2009, at the age of nine, Jackie released her first album, Prelude to a Dream (click here to buy it), which also includes O Mio Bobbino Caro.
Click here to buy Jackie’s album, O Holy Night. The CD/DVD set contains four songs: Silent Night, Panis Angelicus, O Holy Night and Pie Jesu.
Here is Jackie’s September 23, 2010 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, complete with an interview before her performance of Pie Jseu.
Here is Jackie’s June 4, 2011, special appearance on the Finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
The next two videos are from Jackie’s November 8, 2010 appearance on QVC, the online shopping channel.
Here is Jackie’s October 19, 2010 appearance on Oprah, complete with taped highlights of Jackie’s home life and an interview after her performance of Pie Jseu.
Here is Jackie singing Ave Maria in 2009.
Here is Jackie singing O Mio Babbino Caro at the tender age of eight.
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