Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CITY READY TO CLAIM YET ANOTHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

TEN YEAR OLD JACKIE EVANCHO STUNS JUDGES ON"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

Pittsburgh has long been referred to as the "city of champions", but now the town,which has celebrated numerous Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series championships since the 1970s is on the verge of winning its first ever championship on "America's got talent".

It was on this show where ten-year-old opera singer, Jackie Evancho, of Richland Township in the North Hills, has absolutely wowed the judges and has become the leading vote getter on YouTube.

ABOVE: Who would have ever thought that the world's next great opera singer, a 10 year old, would have emerged as a gift to America from the "Yinzer Nation"?

Jackie, born on April 9, 2000, sang Giacomo Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" and received a standing ovation. She began singing at age 3, and there are videos of her performing at age seven and eight. When she sings, it is amazing to hear such a developed, mature voice coming from such a young person.

Jackie is considered one of the favorites to win the competition. Judging from the video that you can see below, the other contestants will have their hands full trying to outdistance her prodigious talent.


ABOVE: There were no negative votes cast on this occasion as the judges were astounded at Jackie's ability.

Jackie also has released an album entitled "Prelude to a Dream". It has already sold 4000 copies and is listed at number 121 on the Billboard Top 200 albums.

Sure, Pittsburghers love their sports, but our region is apparently also able to crank out 10 year old opera singers as well!

ABOVE: Jackie performs "O Mio Babbino Caro". To enjoy it click on this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPITHzdUUDk

Best of Luck Jackie! Bring another trophy home where they all belong!!!