By Christopher John Farley
December 8, 2011, 7:12 AM ETJackie Evancho, the 11-year-old pop opera singer and YouTube sensation, recently stopped by the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Cafe to sing a holiday classic.
The first thing you might think when you see this video is that she’s lip-syncing. Let us assure you that she is not. We were sitting right there. When the former “America’s Got Talent” contestant speaks, she has a little girl voice and talks about little girl things, like doing chores, and kittens. But when she sings, she sounds like she’s channeling a past life, a future self, or possibly an actual angel.
Watch Evancho’s performance of “The First Noel” from her new holiday album “Heavenly Christmas.” Leave your thoughts about the song in the comments. Happy Holidays!
Christopher John Farley is the editorial director of the Wall Street Journal blogs. Follow him on Twitter @cjfarley.