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Saturday, August 20, 2011

C: Child from Another Planet? A Bright Spot in the World.

smiley face Yes, every once in a while God does something that stands out in the midst of the mundane world…
I’m probably the last person on this planet to know about her, but I was flipping channels last weekend and happened upon a clip of this child on a PBS fundraiser.  I had never heard of her, but sat in total disbelief—slack-jawed, really. 
Look at this video—hang in there through the America’s Got Talent promo stuff—you won’t regret it:
Jackie Evancho.  She is ten years old. TEN YEARS OLD!  I did a little Googling on her and found some interviews.  What poise!
The story goes that two years ago—you, know, back when she was 8?—her mother took her to see The Phantom of the Opera.  She was enchanted with the music, got the soundtrack and began singing around the house.  Mom thought she sounded pretty good. 
Ya think?
I guess the rest is gonna be history.
Jackie says that she does not perform any special rituals before each performance—only to thank God each time for her gift and ask that He be with her on stage…
It was her special dream to sing with the great Sarah Brightman, the evancho and brightmanoriginal “Christine” in The Phantom of the Opera.  Here is a picture of the together during their  performance.  If you go to youtube you can see many clips of Jackie, including this performance.  Believe me, she more than holds her own with Brightman.
It is, indeed, like God decided to do something really special with this child.  She seems the total package, doesn’t she?  There are very few people more beautiful physically than she and with that amazing talent…her parents must vacillate between pride/joy and abject fear at such pressure on their child.
Anyway, I was captivated and thought that some of you might enjoy hearing her as well.  C

PS. Jackie's mom did want everyone to know that she has had a couple of months of voice lessons...right...


Linda said...

I was watching America's Got Talent when Jackie came on the scene. She blew me away.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I also just stumbled upon this child's performance last week watching that same PBS fundraiser. Hubby was sitting at his desk and said "How is that even possible?" She must be a prodigy is all I could come up with. Amazing!
Cowgirl V

Happyone:-) said...

I have seen her before. Truly amazing. When I see her sing I just can't believe that voice is coming out of her!!!!!

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Zuzana said...

What a beautiful talented little girl, it is amazing that she sings like an adult woman.
I know the feeling you describe, to stumble upon something that moves you.;) The best feeling in the world.;)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, what incredible talent at such a tender age.

Vee said...

We have her Christmas album and enjoyed it immensely.

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