And we mean move over, as in get out of the way.
If you haven’t heard of Jackie Evancho you will soon.
Because Jackie just released her first feature length CD, “Dream With Me”, and it’s outselling every major artist on the pop music scene today.
Young Ms. Evancho is only 11-years-old and was born is Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She has several brothers and sisters and says she fell in love with music after seeing “The Phantom of the Opera” on television.
After hearing her sing, her mother, Lisa, entered her into a local talent contest where she came in second place – Jackie was only eight years old.
Jackie seemed to blow away the competition and seemed to be on track to win, but unfortunately came in second place.
Her performances were so flawless that there were accusations that she had lip synced her songs and it was all a scam by producers.
But the cat was out of the bag and America had heard, and seen, what was to become one of the youngest artists to skyrocket to Platinum sales status in over thirty years.
After “America’s Got Talent”, Jackie immediately released her first single “O Holy Night.” This was her first national exposure and won her a spot singing for President Barak Obama in Washington D.C. during the annual Christmas tree lighting.
Watch Jackie Evancho sing O Holy Night in Washington D.C.
The reaction to her “O Holy Night” single was amazing, and immediately shot to the top of the Billboard music charts and became a best seller on Amazon. It was certified as Platinum in 2010.
JackieEvancho.com, and created her own YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Jackie had hit it big and people wanted more.
After doing the rounds on the daytime and late night talk shows, she was approached by producer David Foster who worked with Jackie in the development of her first full length album “Dream With Me”.
Together, the two fashioned a collection of tracks, one which Jackie wrote herself, that combined both opera and crossover songs like “The Lord’s Prayer”, “When you Wish Upon a Star”, and “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan.
Watch Jackie Evancho and David Foster Interview
“The title of my new album is ‘Dream With Me’ because it means I’m basically living the dream and there’s more to come.”
Jackie also plays violin and piano and has said she would like to collaborate with Josh Groban, Charlotte Church, and Andrea Bocelli.
Evancho's Sarasota Florida concert is currently being featured on most national PBS stations and showcases some of her best music and features several songs off her new album.
Theses PBS shows are the first time many viewers have seen Jackie and have caused quite an interest in the young singer.
She says she understands that in order to remain popular she has to do more than just sing opera songs, and realizes she will have to be a crossover singer in order to stay relevant.
On “Dream With Me” you will find her favorite opera pieces like “Nella Fantasia”, “Nessun Dorma”, “O Mio Babbino Caro”, and “Ombra Mai Fu”, along with incredible duets like “A Mother’s Prayer” with Susan Boyle and “Somewhere” featuring Barbra Streisand.
Watch Jackie Evancho sing Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” on PBS
Now you see why Jackie is going to be a star.
In fact, InfoStar has not really been able to find a bad review or other critical comment about her anywhere – and that says a lot in the world of the internet.
Composer Tim Janis says,
"Jackie's voice is so pure and natural, there's no flaw in it. People say 'I can hear her potential coming,' but no, it's here, it's now. She is truly an Angel and I can’t wait for the World to hear it and see it."
And Jackie says the only thing she does to prepare for a big show is to “Say a prayer that God will be there on the stage with her and that He will sing along with her.”
So we set out to find the one performance piece that often separates the good from the bad in critical operatic singing – “Ave Marie”.
We figured if Evancho can pull off that tune with its massive complexity, then she really must be a true angel sent from Heaven.
Well - we found it. And it will make you cry.
So ladies and gentlemen, here is Jackie’s version of “Ave Maria” by Schubert accompanied by The Houston Chamber Choir and The Treble Choir of Houston.
Watch Jackie Evancho Sing Schubert’s “Ave Maria”
See. I told you.
I’ll say it again. Move over Lady Gaga - because I would love for my kids to learn, respect and look up to an artist like Jackie.
I know it won’t happen but I can dream can’t I?
If you only buy one CD this year... buy "Dream With Me."
You can sample each song and purchase Jackie’s new CD here at Amazon.
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