AGT's Jackie Evancho Proves That She Is Truly A Champion
Marilyn Caylor 2/4/2019
Some of you may remember a sweet little girl named Jackie Evancho, who captivated both the audience and judges alike with her classical crossover singing on the 5th season of America's Got Talent. Although she didn't win anything except the runner-up slot and lots of admiration, her subsequent album deals and sellout concerts have made Jackie anything but a sore loser.
When Jackie first auditioned for the original series in 2010, she was just hoping for the top prize. Now that she's an adult, she has loftier goals in mind: to become the first-ever winner of America's Got Talent: The Champions. But, with only one Golden Buzzer remaining, will her show-stopping performance of "Music of the Night" be hypnotizing enough to propel her straight through to the finals?
Fan favorites Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B., and Howie Mandel have all returned to the new spin-off series, and they're already off to a running start. Each judge is only allowed to press the Golden Buzzer once during the entire show, and since four contestants have already been granted a one-way ticket to the finals, that means all eyes are on host Terry Crews, who has yet to use his Golden Buzzer.
Unlike the original show where Jackie auditioned with other unknown amateurs, she now has to duke it out with previous Got Talent winners and runner-ups from around the world. Lucky for her, the 18-year-old classical crooner actually does have some amazing talent of her own!
Episode 5 of the show has Jacking going head to head with 9 other performers, including season 13 AGT winner and magician, Shin Lim. Even though Shin is a talented magician in his own right, he lacks something that only someone like Jackie can truly possess.
Unlike illusionists who try to fool you into believing that what you're seeing is real, Jackie actually is the real deal. The beautiful young woman has a way of weaving magic with just the sound of her angelic voice alone, and it's so powerful it can be felt deep down in your soul. That's something that no magic trick in the world can ever hope to duplicate!
When Jackie started to sing a Phantom of the Opera's "Music of the Night," it became apparent that her voice has aged like a fine wine. The crowd couldn't get enough and cheered when Jackie hit all the high notes before dropping it back down to a soothing, soft lilt. Even Simon couldn't believe what he was hearing, and his expression showed astonishment at the exquisite sounds that escaped from the singer's lips.
When her performance was over, Simon told Jackie that she was a true champion for overcoming the curse that seems to plague so many child stars who disappear into the void. Instead of fading out of the spotlight as soon as she became an adult, Jackie is beaming brighter than ever!
Jackie Evancho's "Music of the Night" will have you wishing that the night will never end.