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Jackie Evancho Wows on 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 11th 2010 3:00AM
An Incredible 10-Year-Old Opera Singer on 'America's Got Talent'Could Jackie Evancho be the next Susan Boyle?

The latest episode of 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 9PM ET on NBC) featured a special twist. The show presented only acts that have never been seen before, and these contestants had to submit their auditions through YouTube. So, we got some surprises -- and the best one was the 10-year-old opera singer.

[Spoiler alert.]

Jackie Evancho is small. She's tiny. She's very young. But she has a big, big voice. She's an incredibly amazing opera singer. And the judges were stunned by her performance. But anyone would be stunned, after hearing such a singing voice come out of such a young child.

Judge Howie Mandel said this: "All we [wanted] to do was find that one moment; that one gem. ... And you know what? This is the moment; you're the star."

Piers Morgan was even more straightforward in his praise: "That is one of the most extraordinary performances I've ever seen."

What do you think? Could little Jackie win it all? We're still a little shocked by how amazing her voice is.

You can check out the full performance below:


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dlm

Jackie Evancho has nothing special going on. someone trained her to imitate operatic tones.If you watch some videos of famous classical and opera singers, she does not even compare.She misses notes, her high notes that need to go higher do not.She does not excel from one note to another properly, which lets the song lose clarity.The way she is struggling probably can only perform one song a night.

September 12 2010 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
barney

She will be another Kathryn Grayson. Too bad most of the readers here never heard of Grayson. Suggest they google the name.

September 03 2010 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arlinda

There is an explanation for the remarkable talent this young child possesses and that her talent seems mature beyond her years. I believe she is an Indigo Child, and a gift to us all. There are many like her, for example look up Akiane Kramarik,one of the most remarkable painters of any age you have ever seen...Also a newly found painter Kieron Williamson...One look at these remarkable childrens' eyes and you can see they are Indigos....These special children are always greatly loved by most, but some unfortunately critized by those who simply do not understand...Fortunately they are confident and wise enough to ignore the ignorance of a few...Young painters cannot possibly fake their gift, and there are so many remarkable child musicians,so why can't you believe in a singer....Especially when she has made so may public appearances and a CD...
Jackie,you are remarkable, words cannot describe...And you are so lovely....I am going to purchase your CD as soon as possible...I was so glad tonites show was a repeat..I called my mother, and texted my best friend to watch..I was watching with my 23 yr. old son (and taping you)and he was so amazed, and said everyone else might as well go home...So from ages 23 to 86 we absolutly love you... You seem to have a wonderful family and support system... You are a blessing... XOXO :).....

August 17 2010 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mary

Who made these people judges of talent. Sharon (who stated that "no one, no one disrespects my husband" and then told a young man to f--- off, is the worst of the three. I have news for her, if this is the same crackhead that bit the head off a bat, then no one respects her husband, and after the tirade on the show, no one respects her.

August 16 2010 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ally

@Lindell - a question, since you are a teacher. What about her jaw shaking, isn't it unhealthy? Isn't she trying to push her voice and manufacture vibrator that a child voice doesn't have. Don't you think this can hurt her adult voice? She is very gifted, but shouldn't she be more careful with it?

August 15 2010 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JEB BUCKINGHAM

Now I truly believe in the existence of angels here on earth. God has sent one down in the form of this little girl, Jackie Evancho. God bless you, Jackie!

August 12 2010 at 9:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sarahs

It's a pretty voice, but if she keeps singing like that, she won't have a voice by the time she's 16. That's the sad truth of the matter. You can see how her jaw is shaking already. Whether it's a great performance or not, an operatic aria is designed to be sung by particular, mature voices. "O mio babbino caro" is appropriate for a lighter soprano voice, but not a 10-year old. It's a shame. I'm sorry to see your voice ruined, Jackie.

August 12 2010 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Heather

I'm just loling right now. AGT proved that she wasn't lip syncing and now everyone gets to feel like an idiot. Haters, psshh.

August 12 2010 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lloyd

This little girl is what is known as a indigo child or a crystal child. We were looking at a very, very special person. May God bless you and keep you safe little one. You have more to do here. Blessed be.

August 12 2010 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
barney

She proved last night that she was not lip singing. She will be another Kathyn Grayson (show Boat)

August 12 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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