Jackie Evancho is all grown up
Who’s that charming, beautiful and talented young woman onstage? You might not recognize her now, but it's Jackie Evancho, the girl with the soaring voice who earned the distinction of being the youngest solo platinum artist in music history after her 2010 release O Holy Night. But don't think she's that little girl anymore.
“Everyone thinks I am that 10-year-old angel, when I appeared nine years ago on America’s Got Talent,” she says. “I am not that little doll … Now I am an adult!”
Evancho will perform songs from her new album, The Debut, which includes tunes from Broadway’s New American Songbook including selections from The Greatest Showman and Hamilton. She will also perform the songs that made her a star, including “O mio babbino caro” which she first sang on AGT.
Even though she's all grown up, Evancho says she still thrives on the support of her parents. “I am devoted to people I love,” she says. And she’s thrilled about her new video for “I’m Not That Girl” from Wicked The Musical, and says it has special meaning for her in regards to her transition from child to woman. “I like to perform the songs that speak the most to me.”
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, starting at $39 plus tax and fee. 702.749.2000