Last night yet another Child Star was born. Jackie Evancho, a 10-year-old opera singer competing on the television show, “America’s Got Talent,” wowed television viewers with her seriously mature voice. Some people even think she could be the the next Susan Boyle. The public voted overwhelmingly for her out of a whopping 20,000 YouTube video performances submitted. I’ve watched the show all summer and while I’m not an opera fan by nature and I don’t necessarily believe that “America” as a whole has talent, anyone who watched last night’s show knows that Evancho does.
Jackie Evancho, a Pittsburgh, PA native, is so talented that if one listens without looking at hear, you’d think she was a seasoned opera star, three times her age. Following her amazing performance judge PiersMorgan gushed, “That is one of the most extraordinary performances I’ve seen on ‘America’s Got Talent.'” Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne wholeheartedly agreed. Mandel related that they were looking for that pinnacle moment in the show when they would discover a gem. To Evancho Mandel proclaimed, “This is that moment and you are that star!”
Evancho should advance to the next round of eliminations without problem. On tonight’s show, the public will learn which YouTube acts will move on to the semi-finals.