Thank you Michal for picking up on Joe's quote of a write-up which otherwise I might have missed, as I drop in so infrequently these days. My friend in the States kindly shared some TV news footage and extracts from the show on his latest DVD to me--we have been communicating by audiotape for over thirty years (our own version of "Letters from America and England"!) and have recently gone over to DVD.
Apart from the exciting potential for the future she comes across as real all-round great American kid.
Yes, those are my favorites, too! I thought Prince Poppycock would be mainly a favorite with the ladies (which I think he is), but Howie and Piers seem to love him, too. i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif I'm wondering what Jackie will sing, too. I hope she sings something less operatic, because other songs I've heard by her sound really pretty. Her opera voice in the audition wasn't pretty, just amazing quality for her age. But really, I'm wondering more what Prince Poppycock will do! I'm kind of hoping for O Fortuna just for Nicola!
There is a story about Jackie in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here is a portion:
Jackie Evancho: Little girl with the big voice Monday, August 30, 2010 By Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Before she became a global Internet phenomenon and videos of her singing popped up on websites from Miami to Malta, Jackie Evancho was simply a little girl in possession of an incredibly big voice.
The spotlight is about to get a bit brighter. Jackie, 10, a fifth-grader in the Pine-Richland School District, returns to the stage Tuesday for the semifinals of NBC's hit show, "America's Got Talent."
The top five from each semifinal advance by viewer vote to a Sept. 7 show. From there, the four highest vote-getters perform Sept. 14 and the winner will be announced the next day.
What makes it possible for someone so tiny to soar in what Jackie and her family call the "classical crossover" style?
"Her brain," said Clark Rosen, director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center. "It starts with your chest and lungs, the voicebox, the palate, the nose, lips ... but it's how our body puts it all together, how it's all coordinated by the brain -- that's how even little people can make big sounds."
BTW, I was just wondering if Dark Waltz is a original by Hayley(?) Cool if it is though! Singers starting to do Hayley covers!
Hi, Arishita.. For many months, I was mistaken about the Dark Waltz origins. Now I know that, yes, it was a song written for Hayley's Pure album,. so, we can say the original singer is Hayley (although it was not written by her.
On the other side, Jackie has also a video singing River of Dreams, and, although the melody is much older, the setting with those lyrics I think we can consider a Hayley song too. So, yes, indeed, Jackie has been picking Hayley's songs for her performances, and that's something we should appreciate: Hayley setting standards in the Classical Crossover genre means she is one of the great in that genre.