Opera Singer - Jackie Evancho sets world record
PITTSBURGH, PA, USA -- Jacqueline (Jackie) Evancho,
a ten-year old opera singer, won over the judges of "America's
Got Talent" and received a standing ovation from the audience;
she is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC on Dec
2; recently she released her album "Prelude to a Dream" -
setting the new world record for the Youngest
Photo: Jackie Evancho, 10, stole the
show as she starred on the You Tube night of America's Got
She won over the judges of "America's Got
Talent" and received a standing ovation from the audience.
Evancho also won a trip to Universal Studios in Florida
for receiving the most fan votes.
Jackie performed "O Mio Babbino Caro," an aria
written by Giacomo Puccini for the opera "Gianni Schicchi."
The song appears on Jackie's debut album released last November,
"Prelude to a Dream," which also features covers of songs
by Martina McBride and Josh Groban.
The fifth-grader in the Pine-Richland school
district near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lives with her parents,
two brothers, Jackie and Zachary, and a younger sister, Rachel.
In January, 2008, Jackie’s mom bought the
movie "Phantom of the Opera" DVD. Jackie would spontaneously
sing the songs from the movie around the house constantly.
Her mother was amazed at the quality of Jackie’s
singing voice and asked her if she wanted to participate in
a regional talent competition. She was enthusiastic about
giving it a try.
Jackie Evancho came into the national
spotlight when she wowed the America's Got Talent judges after
being selected as one of twelve YouTube acts to get a chance
on the live stage. Her amazingly beautiful rendition of O
Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini wowed the crowd as well,
and vaulted her into the America's Got Talent semi-finals.