New Christmas album from “America’s Got Talent” favorite

 ‘Child prodigy’ is a term that gets bandied about a little too loosely these days. But in the case of 10-year-old wunderkind Jackie Evancho, it’s eerily apt. Maybe you caught the kid belting out an adult-velocity version of Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” on “America’s Got Talent” last summer. Scary, right? But not bad for someone who’d already launchd her own YouTube channel at age 8. Long story short: She didn’t ace the TV competition, but she won big.

Simon Cowell’s SYCO label is issuing the whippersnapper’s new Christmas CD this week, “O Holy Night,” featuring her breakthrough hit “Pie Jesu” plus seasonal faves like “Silent Night” and the title track. And there’s a bonus for longtime fans: a DVD boasting her four crowd-pleasing “America’s Got Talent” performances. Evancho will also appear on “Oprah” this Tuesday.

America’s Got TalentartsBackstage PassJackie EvanchoPop Music & Jazz

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Crab fisherman Skip Ward of Marysville casts his crab net out off a pier near Fort Point. (Craig Lee/Special to The	Examiner)
San Francisco came back to life, and we captured it all

Last spring, in the early days of the pandemic, the bestselling authors… Continue reading

Revelers at Madrone Art Bar in the early hours of June 15, 2021 (Courtesy Power Quevedo).
No social distancing at Motown-themed dance party

‘I don’t care how anyone feels, I just want to dance!’

Scenes from an SFO-bound BART train on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the day California fully reopened for business after the COVID pandemic. (Al Saracevic/SF Examiner)
SF reopens: BART riders dreading the end of the pandemic

‘I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be packed like sardines’

High noon in Union Square: Ten Canyon High School (Anaheim, CA) graduates, Class of 2021, on a senior trip in San Francisco. They weren’t certain of City rules so they remained masked outdoors. Even though one of their personal vehicles was broken into while touring Golden Gate Park, they appreciated the beauty of San Francisco. (Catherine Bigelow/The Examiner)
Signs of life: From Union Square style to Portola soul

‘The return of this icon is thrilling’

Most Read