Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jackie Evancho...need I say more!

Jackie Evancho: Amazing performance of "Angel"
(H-T to Pastor Ed Boston over at Do The Right Thing Ministries)

In case you are not familiar with Jackie Evancho...

Early life (Read more at Wikipedia)
Evancho was born to Michael and Lisa Evancho. She has an older brother Jacob, a younger brother Zachary, and a younger sister Rachel.[2] She resides in Richland Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3]
She started singing when she first watched the musical The Phantom of the Opera on DVD. Her mother heard Evancho singing songs from the musical and allowed her to enter the 2008 Kean Idol, a local talent contest. She sang "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again", finishing, on the cusp of her 8th birthday, as first runner-up;[4] the winner was 20 years old. Eventually Evancho participated in other talent contests and started a YouTube channel. Jackie began taking vocal lessons for a short period of time when she was 8, in June 2008, after her success in the 2008 Kean Idol contest.[5][6] She was also a member of the Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh during its 2008–09 season.[7]
Evancho competed in Las Vegas in the 15th annual U.S.A. World Showcase Talent Competition in early 2009, in which the winner received $100,000 and the opportunity to create a demo CD.[8] Jackie was invited to perform at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York City, but due to scheduling conflicts with America's Got Talent, she could not attend.[9]

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