"America's Got Talent" has found a diamond in the rough on the Tuesday, August 10 episode. Coming in small package, 10-year-old Jackie Evancho amazed the judges as well as the audience with her "well-seasoned" voice that only professional sopranos can handle.
Jackie auditions through YouTube video submissions which include also an accordion-playing dog and pizza dough juggler. Her singing act video received the most votes from audience that she was invited to the stage of "AGT". The Pittsburgh native belted out "O Mio Babbino Caro" and received a standing ovation.
Judge Howie Mandel said there are reasons they wanted to reach out talents through YouTube and Jackie was one of them. Piers Morgan meanwhile praised, "That is one of the most extraordinary performances I have ever seen on 'America's Got Talent'. You've got it all." Sharon Osbourne quipped, "I've never seen anything like it." The little girl was gleaming with tears upon hearing the comments.
Jackie has been compared to Susan Boyle who took the world by storm when she auditioned for "Britain's Got Talent" and delivered an amazing performance of "I Dreamed a Dream". Jackie said in the accompanying video that she started singing when she was 7 after watching "Phantom of the Opera" and took vocal lessons since.