Having been released this week, Billboard has posted the SoundScan numbers of every album and artist that has sold a record this year. On the classical front, Andrea Bocelli, Lindsey Stirling, the Monks of Norcia, the Piano Guys, Jackie Evancho and more make the list of top contenders.
Following the trend of transgenders publicly announcing their status, Juliet Evancho (the sister of the famous opera-singing prodigy Jackie Evancho) has come out about her transition from male to female. Walking the red carpet with her sister, the trans teen was welcomed to the spotlight as she announced that she was once her sister's brother.
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 Game of Thrones theme entitled "Rains of Castamere" has become a favorite to cover among musicians--including opera youth Jackie Evancho and Icelandic soundscapers Sigur Ros. Now, the Indian Jam Project brings you the latest harrowing cover of the tune.
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.
Oprah Winfrey's outreach is quite palpable, with the starlet being a major figure in pop culture. Her running series Where Are They Now? has brought on a lot of talent. Now, in sharing the stage with Raven-Symone, Jackie Evancho will be the next feature on the series.
We've written about him before, Ennio Morricone and his legendary film scores. This time, America's Got Talent favorite, Jackie Evancho, premieres her take on his beloved track "Your Love."
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.
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."
If Game of Thrones is your fancy and young talent your drink of choice, then you have to hear the latest haunting folk dirge "The Rains of Castamere," a GoT original with lyrics by the series' creator, George R.R. Martin, and music by Ramin Djawadi--as covered by the boisterous prodigy Jackie Evancho
Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with platinum selling classical-crossover artist Jackie Evancho. Her new album, Awakening will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on September 30, 2014 coinciding with an international tour.
The appeal and draw that lies in young talent far exceeds actual understanding. It just seems to be interesting to most folks, and the way that the internet trends these days makes way for these prodigies to become but a blip on your computer screen.
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