10-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho wowed the America's Got Talent judges on Tuesday night and emerged as the contestant to watch in NBC's talent competition. The fourth grader from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania received a standing ovation after her outstanding performance of "O Mio Babbino Caro." At times, it was hard to believe the young singer wasn't lip-syncing to an adult's voice.
Talent producers discovered Jackie on You Tube, but it seems she was already doing big things before being selected for the show. Her website states:
"Jackie has caught the attention of many in the music industry including the legendary David Foster and American Conductor/Composer, Tim Janis. She has performed on stage with David Foster, has sung for politicians, appeared on a PBS special, sang the national anthem at the 2010 home opener for MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates, and will be performing at Carnegie Hall in Dec 2010."
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