Jackie Evancho TV Special Announced

04/05/2011
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Jackie Evancho's very first TV special is set to air this June on PBS stations as part of their Great Performances series.

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert also marks the solo concert debut of the 10-year-old girl with the extraordinary soprano voice, according to WNET who had this to say about the special:

Already familiar to national audiences from her debut appearances on America's Got Talent, Jackie is the youngest star in Great Performances' recent Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends concert for March pledge, performing virtuoso interpretations of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" and Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro." Foster will co-host the special, and serve as music director.

Jackie Evancho's concert will celebrate the release of her first full-length SYCO/Columbia CD Dream with Me, which covers classical crossover material, and will be taped at the spectacular grounds of the magnificent Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Jackie's musical selection on the program is scheduled to include "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Nella Fantasia," "A Mother's Prayer," "Nessun Dorma," "Angel," "O Mio Babbino Caro," "Somewhere," "All I Ask Of You," "Ombra Mai Fu," "Lovers," "Imaginer," "The Lord's Prayer," "To Believe," and "Dream With Me."

Although her appearance on America's Got Talent introduced the world to Jackie Evancho and her astonishing vocal talent, her musical story begins before her life-changing appearance on the talent contest. At her first talent competition, she came in second place to a 20-year old opera singer. As Jackie's talents blossomed, she sought out more opportunities to perform for audiences.

Eventually, she caught the attention of Grammy-winning producer David Foster when she won a regional competition that allowed her to sing as Foster accompanied her on piano.

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