Jackie Evancho may not be the only prodigy to hit the opera scene as of late. Arielle Baril, an 11-year-old who is more than comfortable performing nationally, has wowed audiences on the stage that Evancho sang before her--"America's Got Talent."
The Warner Music Prize, in association with the Blavatnik Family Foundation, is a new concept and features a cash prize of $100,000 to be given to a "classical musician aged 18-35 who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise, regardless of any label affiliation."
Beware Internet: You are about to hit a breaking point. Soloist Peter Hollens and "America's Got Talent" favorite Jackie Evancho have teamed up for a most resounding rendition of Leonard Cohen's iconic "Hallelujah." Hollens appeared on Season 2 of the NBC reality show "The Sing-Off" and has been compared to the unique vocal quintet Pentatonix, who also rose to fame through the show. And now — like we need to tell you — but Evancho is the 14-year-old soprano that has been dazzling audiences with her luminous vocal chops and grace. Having come to prominence through "AGT," she also performed at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. The song will be included on Hollens's self-titled debut album, which was recorded and produced by Hollens and includes 13 tracks and features seven songs from his catalog along with six new tunes.
Perhaps one of the most talked about youths in the country, Jackie Evancho has been on a steep rise after her debut with America's Got Talent when she was just a 10-year-old. Now, she plans to release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23.
As part of our Classicalite Weekender series, we introduced you to teen sibling cello sensations Emil, 16 and Dariel, 14, Liakhovetski as they ripped through Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” on America’s Got Talent.
It seems that Jackie Evancho's most recent performance on America's Got Talent--with whom the singer has a history--apparently stunned audiences on a massive scale singing Phantom of the Opera's "Think of Me."
Amira Willighagen received a particularly exciting gift for her 10th birthday last week: a copy of her first album, titled simply 'Amira.' Her album includes the two Puccini arias she sang to win 'Holland's Got Talent' in December, "O Mio Babbino Caro" and "Nessun Dorma," as well as nine other songs including "Ave Maria."
First it was Jackie Evancho on 'America's Got Talent'...Then it was Amira on 'Holland's Got Talent'...Now 7-year-old Angelina Jordan has become the latest pint-sized prodigy to amaze the judges with her mature-sounding voice, during an audition for 'Norway's Got Talent' in which she sang a cover of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."
"Singing is my main goal, and I think philosophy will help me write songs." -- Jackie Evancho
Amira Willighagen, age 9, sang Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" during a recent audition for Holland's Got Talent. Her performance stunned the judges, who found it hard to believe that such a lovely, mature-sounding voice could come from such a small girl.