ssilvers- the worst I have ever seen on JEFC, or the other forums I frequent, is that Jackie and her family simply have not found the right vocal teacher for Jackie, yet. Hardly an scathing criticism. Any voice teacher that would be insulted by that, wouldn't be the right one for Jackie, anyways.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. - Mahatma Gandhi
I agree very much with Sam. Too many on Amazon and JEFC want to put the Evancho family on a pedestal and suggest Jackie could only be damaged by further teaching and needs no further singing instruction beyond Yvie and Jackie's mother. I say even the greatest talents and artists know they can learn and improve.
Mention about Jackie Evancho at the National Prayer Breakfast by a media trainer consultant that attended the event:
'The highlight was the breakfast itself - which featured beautiful singing by the 11 year old sensation Jackie Evancho. After she sang, Vice President Joe Biden said quietly to her, "now I know what angels sound like". '
from last December article Grammy Snubs and Surprises
"...Passed over for Best New Artist: Foster the People, Christina Perri, gospel singer Le'Andria Johnson, alternative duo the Civil Wars, rapper Wiz Khalifa and child prodigy Jackie Evancho. (The 11-year old phenom has been a commercial powerhouse, but voters often steer clear of young talent.)..."
Who Charted? Lana Del Rey Fails to Beat Adele Feb 8,2012
"...And the winner of this week's Best-Selling Non-Adele Album honors is... Lana Del Rey. The "Video Games" singer's Born to Die debuted at No. 2 with 77,000 copies sold. That's the highest first-week chart placement for a female artist's major-label debut since America's Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho's Dream With Me entered at No. 2 last July..."
Jackie is trending up in Australia. She's also done very well in the US, Greece & New Zealand, & pretty well in Canada & Mexico. The only place she's fizzled seems to be the UK (odd - too "religious" for them??).
More Kids Than Suitcases Monday, 13 February 2012 America's Got Talent Live
"...Of course, I may have had an ulterior motive in playing the Super Dad. Sure I was happy to fly my children across the country to see Fighting Gravity. That sounds like the kind of thing a cool Dad would do. It wouldn't have sounded nearly as manly to say that I was dragging my family to Los Angeles to see a ten year old opera singer, but I was really there to see Jackie Evancho. In possibly the greatest example of why America should never be allowed to vote on anything, Jackie came in second that year despite her amazing voice and mountains of charisma. If it's possible, she sounded even better live, and I'm so happy that we actually got to see her perform, despite not having a clue what she was singing about. When even the teenage boy is paying attention to an opera singer, you've got a definite superstar on your hands..."
Oh WOW. I can barely wait to see this movie. It appears Redford is pulling out all the stops for this one. Jackie will gain exposure among different people than she currently reaches through her music. I just wish Redford would let her sing in the movie.
Play Jackie at your wedding like this Annapolis couple: "The beautiful service was complemented with music by Jackie Evancho.... The sounds of her voice echoing off the marble of the church had all of the guests so moved." blog.blueskyfilms.com/?p=1125
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