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Jackie Evancho with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012« view all past events

When Jackie Evancho submitted a video to YouTube to compete for a slot on “America’s Got Talent” she could never have predicted that a little push of the “send” button would eventually send her to the top of the entertainment industry. Remarkably, Jackie was 10 years old at the time, but her long-held desire to perform — sparked after seeing the film version of “The Phantom of the Opera” – convinced her parents to let her take a chance at stardom. And Jackie has shown everyone that she has the brilliant talent needed to succeed.

Since appearing on “America’s Got Talent” Jackie has recorded one EP (O Holy Night) and two full-length albums (Heavenly Christmas and Dream With Me), all of which raced to the top of the Billboard charts. Her most recent effort, “Heavenly Christmas,” a full-length holiday album, was released in November 2011 and is sure to immediately become a holiday classic.

Though other pre-teen singers are limited to pop tunes, Jackie’s understanding of classical phrasing and her perfect pitch and diction allow her to tackle difficult music that is far beyond the ability of her peers. “I never really had a pop voice,” she once said. “But even if I had a pop voice, I would have gone with classical because it’s different from what many other children do, because with classical you’re able to show emotion in it.”

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