America’s Got Talent contestant, Jackie Evancho placed second in the show’s season finale last night. Jackie stood tall beside Michael Grimm as she waited for the announcement of America’s Got Talent winner.
Throughout the competition, Jackie Evancho has been the favorite to win. She has stunned America and the world with her sensational singing performances. Jackie Evancho has been called angelic, heavenly, a superstar, and gifted. So, what happened last night?
If you remember, the same thing happened to Britain’s Susan Boyle. Susan was an undiscovered talent who surprised everyone with her singing voice on Britain’s version of American Idol. Susan, like Jackie, was the favorite to win that show’s top spot, and it was quite a surprise when she took second place. The same thing happened to Jackie Evancho last night on America’s Got Talent.
On last night’s America’s Got Talent finale, Jackie Evancho sang a duet with Sarah Brightman that was outstanding. If you missed the show, you missed another stunning performance. Together, Jackie and Sarah sang, “Time To Say Goodbye”. Jackie Evancho sang just as well as Sarah Brightman. You can view the performance by clicking on Jackie Evancho.
The prize for winning on America’s Got Talent is one million dollars and to headline their own show in Las Vegas. Some say that Jackie Evancho does not need Las Vegas as she will be going to bigger and better places with her talent. Although this may be true, it was still somewhat of a surprise that she did not win the America’s Got Talent competition.
What happens to Jackie Evancho now? She will be on tour with the other Top 10 contestants on America’s Got Talent as they travel to 24 cities across the country. For tour dates, you can view them on thislink. Jackie Evancho will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, Sept. 23, and she will be performing at Carnegie Hall in December. Jackie Evancho’s stardom is just beginning and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about her.
NBC states that before becoming a contestant on America’s Got Talent, Jackie Evancho had appeared on a PBS special as a guest performer and she released her debut CD in November 2009. She’d also performed for several local charities in the Pittsburgh area. Jackie Evancho’s status as a celebrity had begun before she became a contestant on America’s Got Talent.
In the year’s to come, it will be interesting watching this very gifted little girl develop and perform. She’s made her way into our hearts and homes and Jackie Evancho will give us more stunning performances in the years to come.
Sources: NBC’s America’s Got Talent