Thursday, November 27, 2014

Go Behind the Scenes of Jackie Evancho’s ‘Awakening’ Photo Shoot [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] by Michelle McGahan November 26, 2014 2:31 PM

In our final installment of ‘Hanging Out With Jackie Evancho,’ we go behind the scenes of the classical crossover artist’s ‘Awakening’ album photo shoot.

“I like showing off my glamorous side,” the 14-year-old prodigy announces as she poses in various angelic dresses. While she previously revealed that she does her own hair and makeup before most of her concerts, “I enjoy having my makeup and hair and done by professionals for a photo shoot,” she reveals in the video above. Who doesn’t love to get pampered once in a while?

And Jackie never felt more glamorous than during her photo shoot for her album ‘Awakening.’

“My album shoot was especially fun ’cause we were creating images in magical worlds to reflect the music,” she excitedly reveals. Considering she looks as stunning as her music, we’d say it was an epic success.

Go behind the scenes of Jackie Evancho’s ‘Awakening’ photo shoot in the video above.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jackie Evancho Talks Singing Practice [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] by Ali Szubiak November 25, 2014 5:34 PM

Our favorite young classical-crossover singer, Jackie Evancho, is back with another video where she shares more of her favorite things. This time she talks about something we’ve really been dying to get more information on — her singing!

That’s right, this video is all about Jackie’s typical practice sessions and how long she spends perfecting her impeccable vocals. When we found out just how much she practices, we were surprised: “I typically practice singing for one hour and I know that I should practice more but it’s usually once a week.” What?! How is it even possible to be that good with that little practice!? We’re totally jealous.

She then goes on to talk about how important feedback about her singing is, and that her mom is the perfect critic: “I look to my mom to give me honest feedback on areas I can sharpen.”

Jackie ends the video with some great advice for anyone who wants to make a career out of singing, or anything, really. “Practicing is important in order to be the best at what you do and as they say, practice makes perfect.” Sounds about right!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Jackie Evancho via PopCrush 'Jackie Evancho Dishes on Hair and Makeup [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]'

In our latest installment of ‘Hanging Out With Jackie Evancho,’ the classical-crossover prodigy is dishing on her hair, makeup and beauty routine! Best thing ever? She just learned how to do a fishtail braid!

The 14-year-old singer may boast a voice and a talent way beyond her years, but in many ways, Jackie Evancho is just like your typical teen — lip gloss, YouTube tutorials and all.

“I never leave the house without pink lip gloss and Chapstick,” Jackie reveals in the video above. She may have recently learned to do a fishtail braid (and admits that she learns new styles from mags and YouTube vids), but unfortunately her little sister won’t let her do her hair. Boo! But it’s OK, because Jackie has plenty of practice on her own — especially because most of the time, she’ll do her own hair and makeup for shows. Pretty cool!


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Jackie Evancho via Instagram 'I'm performing tonight in Costa Rica! What an exciting performance! I can't wait to get up on stage and sing my heart out!'

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Jackie Evancho talks about her Pets

We’ve already heard a few interesting things about Jackie Evancho, the crazy talented 14-year-old classical-crossover singer. Now we get to hear all about another one of her favorite things: Her pets!

The video shows Jackie playing with one of her dogs, and she goes on to name just how many pets she has, explaining, “My best friends are my pets. We have four dogs, one snake and one frog as part of the family.”

She goes on to talk about why she loves dogs, in particular, so much, saying: “Dogs are such sweet creatures with good souls and hearts. My favorite thing to do is snuggle with Maggie.”

Jackie’s even gone that extra mile to try and help out animals, by volunteering her time to charity. She says, “I’ve done charity work for Mission: Humane and hope to get more involved in the future by doing more charity work.”

Jackie Evancho on her Journal Writing

Considering how creative Jackie Evancho is, we’re not surprised to discover that one of her favorite activities is writing!

In the video above, we see the immensely talented, 14-year-old classical-crossover singer writing down her thoughts in a journal. She talks about her writing efforts, which include a few different types of writing, saying: “When I’m in a reflective mood I write in my journal. It’s usually whatever pops into my head. Sometimes it’s lyrics and poetry and writing helps me focus and express my feelings.”

Jackie goes on to talk about the different places that inspire her to write, saying: “I also write when I’m on vacation or in a new place.” We totally feel the same way about words and how inspiring they can be (seriously — how else do you think we express the way we feel about One Direction?), so we know exactly where Jackie’s coming from.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jackie Evancho and Friends for UNICEF`S #IMAGINE Project


Jackie Evancho speaks at the UNICEF launch of the #IMAGINE Project to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rights of a Child at United Nations on November 20, 2014 in New York City.

Jackie Evancho Talks Fashion + Shopping [VIDEO] by Michelle McGahan November 19, 2014 12:34 PM

In many ways, Jackie Evancho is not your typical high school freshman: She’s a classical crossover artist with a gorgeously stunning voice well beyond her 14 years. But like most other teens, the ‘America’s Got Talent’ star loves fashion.

“I love wearing lace, florals, and anything comfortable,” Jackie recently revealed in the video above. In fact, she’s so much about comfort that she’d don sweats most days if it were socially acceptable.

“I’d wear sweatpants every day if I could,” she joked.

And while Jackie also revealed that she loves to go shopping with friends and try on different clothes, she explained that she’s pretty organized when it comes to what she wants to wear any given week.

“I try to plan a week’s worth of outfits,” she said. Pretty impressive!

Watch Jackie Evancho discuss her love of fashion and clothes in the video above, and be sure to stay tuned on PopCrush all week for more Jackie Evancho vids!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jackie Evancho Talks Drawing [VIDEO] by Ali Szubiak November 18, 2014 2:15 PM

Despite her young age, 14-year-old Jackie Evancho has gotten some serious attention because of her incredible classical crossover voice. Her latest album, ‘Awakening,’ even debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart.

Jackie — who recently started her freshman year of high school — decided to dish on another one of her favorite activities: drawing. In the video above, she talks about how much she loves creating art because it’s so relaxing.

“Drawing is one of my passions,” Jackie says. “I spend a lot of time drawing because it makes me feel relaxed. I love drawing with charcoal and colored pencils. I bring a sketchbook wherever I go because art is one of my favorite things to do. It’s one of my electives in high school.”

Be sure to check out the video above to get a sneak peek at one of Jackie’s awesome drawings!


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jackie Evancho Releases Cover of "The Rains of Castamere" From the HBO Series Game of Thrones

Jackie Evancho Releases Unique Cover of "The Rains of Castamere" From Hit HBO Series Game of Thrones

NY, NY (June 10, 2014) – Jackie Evancho releases a unique cover of the haunting folk song “The Rains of Castamere” from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. It was debuted on Yahoo.com and is now available via all digital service providers including iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify. The track will also be available on Jackie’s new album Awakening which comes out on September 23, 2014 via Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait.

“The Rains of Castamere,” written by the Game of Thrones series creator George R.R. Martin (lyrics) and Ramin Djawadi (music), has been covered by indie rock bands The National and Sigur Ros - the latter appeared as the official band at the wedding between the late King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell. The song also appeared in the show’s epic “Red Wedding” episode.

On June 12, 2014 Jackie will be part of an elite group of musicians chosen to perform at the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York City. Some of the other participants include Jon Bon Jovi, Aloe Blacc, Martina McBride, Roseanne Cash and Miguel.

At 10 years old Jackie gained worldwide recognition after making a stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including O Holy Night, Dream With Me, Heavenly Christmas and Songs From The Silver Screen. In 2012 Jackie made her acting debut in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the Fall 2012 GUESS Kids clothing campaign. Her broad successes lead Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21” in 2011 and again in 2012.                                               Source Link
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sony Music Masterworks Signs Vocal Superstar Jackie Evancho To Worldwide Recording Agreement On Portrait Records

NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with platinum selling classical-crossover artist Jackie Evancho. Her new album, Awakening will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on September 30, 2014 coinciding with an International tour.
At 10 years old Jackie gained worldwide recognition after making a stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent. She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including O Holy Night (certified Platinum), Dream With Me (certified Gold), Heavenly Christmas and Songs From The Silver Screen. In 2012 Jackie made her acting debut in Robert Redford's The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the Fall 2012 and 2013 GUESS Kids clothing campaign. Her broad successes lead Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of "music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21" in 2011 and again in 2012.
"Jackie's fans and new listeners alike will be delighted with her amazing development as a vocal artist. We welcome her warmly to Portrait Records," says Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Sony Music Masterworks U.S.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jackie Evancho Puts Finishing Touches on New Album, Promises Big 'Surprise' via Billboard.com


By Gary Graff Detroit | May 01, 2014 9:33 AM EDT
Fourteen-year-old classical-pop crossover star Jackie Evancho plans to add songwriting to her skill set on her forthcoming studio album.
Evancho tells Billboard the project, which she's currently recording on in a studio near her home in suburban Pittsburgh, will feature one of her own songs, though she's keeping the title secret.
"It's supposed to be a surprise, I'm sorry," Evancho says. "I'm really excited. I kinda just started (writing) last year; it was really fun to kind of make up little tunes on the piano, and I just decided to add words to those tunes and record them and kind of make it into a song layout. It's fun, and I'm really excited to expose that side to people, too."
Evancho says the album, which follows 2012's "Songs From the Silver Screen" and is being produced by Nick Patrick, is "almost completely done; we're just waiting to do the recording of the orchestra and stuff like that. It's not anything that's themed like my last CD -- just a bunch of songs that I enjoy singing, pop to opera, all over the place. It's going to be awesome." 
Evancho says a title and release date haven't been locked-in yet, while a PBS special based on the album is also being planned. 
Meanwhile, Evancho has shows planned into the summer, and after appearing in the 2013 film "The Company You Keep" and modeling for Guess Kids, hopes to keep finding different creative endeavors.
"I'd love to do a Broadway show, but I can't because of the style I sing," she notes. "that's not the style they're looking for, and I kind of cherish the kind of music that I sing now, so I don't see that happening soon. Right now I think I just want to sing and try to make the world a better place. Anything that I can do with my voice that's good, I'll try to do."
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Monday, March 31, 2014

You Should Know Jackie Evancho By Lauren Davidson - Pittsburgh Magazine

This 13-year-old with four albums, national tours and television and film appearances on her resume has a big future — and a big heart.


When Richland Township native Jackie Evancho competed in her first singing competition in 2008, she was 8 years old. Her parents, Michael and Lisa Evancho, hadn’t yet recognized her singular talent — a mature soprano voice capable of interpreting both show tunes and arias with the apparent ease of a Broadway star.

But Evancho’s performance in that first contest led to success in larger competitions and eventually a record deal. Since then, she has been the youngest artist to debut on Billboard’s Top 10, competed on “America’s Got Talent” and become the youngest-ever solo artist to produce a platinum album.

Evancho also has worked in modeling and film — in 2012, she played Robert Redford’s daughter in “The Company You Keep” after he heard her sing on television and asked her to audition. This year she will release her fifth album, which will include a song Evancho wrote. Most of all, she says she’s enjoying being a teenager and spending time with her many pets: four dogs, fish and a frog.


You’ve been on TV, performed for the president and toured all over the world. Is it hard to feel like a regular teenager? 
Actually no. I think that it doesn’t matter if I travel all over the place. I’ll always be a normal teenager on the inside. It always depends on how you act yourself, not what happens to you. That’s my view of it all.

Does it ever overwhelm you to have accomplished so much at such a young age? 
It never really does overwhelm me, but I am thankful for everything I have. I try not to let it overwhelm me because that’s when you start thinking highly of yourself and you start turning into a diva, and that’s the last thing I want to be.

Tell us about the foundations you work with. 
I’m an ambassador for the Humane Society, and we work to try to help seals and to stop [seal] clubbing. I love seals, and I think it’s really sad that not just seals but animals all over the place are becoming extinct because people just don’t care anymore. It’s something I’m really passionate about.

What has been the best part of your career so far? 
Just being able to share my gift with everyone. That’s really all I want, to be able to change the world with my voice.

Where does that impulse come from?
My family always says I have a golden heart [laughs].

Do you think it’s important for people in the public eye to want to change the world?
Of course. Those people who are in the limelight can afford to do stuff like this . . . They can get the word out and spread the cause.

How has your family [Jackie has two brothers and a sister] responded to your fame?
My family still treats me like they did when I was 7 or 6. They still treat me like the normal Jackie, and they’re just really supportive and nice and I love them very much.

So you still have to do chores at home?
Yeah, I do. I actually like chores sometimes. I always like to have my hands doing something.

A lot of people may be surprised to realize you have no formal training.
I work really hard at my craft, and we check in with the world’s best coaches and doctors just to make sure my voice is in tiptop shape. Just because I don’t take lessons every week doesn’t mean I don’t work at it.

What else surprises people about you?
I love archery, and I’m pretty good, even though I haven’t had any lessons.

What’s your favorite place you’ve visited?
I loved going to Tokyo, Japan, but the No. 1 place will always be Pittsburgh.

What do you love about your hometown?
A lot of places don’t have seasons — it’s always really cold all the time or really warm all the time. In Pittsburgh, you get cold in the winter, warmth in spring and summer and slightly chilly in the fall. You get the best of both worlds. And people here in western Pennsylvania are really nice, and they treat me like family and that’s something that I love.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
I just see myself singing, and singing for a good reason and trying to help the world.

                                                Source : Pittsburgh Magazine

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jackie Evancho to Judge 2014 Kean Quest Talent Search

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

5 Questions with teen singing sensation Jackie Evancho By Marshall Terrill, Special to GetOut

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:05 pm
By Marshall Terrill, Special to GetOut
5 Questions with teen singing sensation Jackie Evancho


Jackie Evancho, a 13-year-old classical crossover star who debuted on the national stage on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” seems to only get bigger and better with age.

Inspired to sing by watching Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical film adaptation “The Phantom of the Opera,” Evancho developed mature vocal abilities that belie her years. She will appear Jan. 18 at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre. The teen sensation called GetOut while on a flight layover to discuss her meteorite-like career, professional milestones and her upcoming Phoenix concert.

Q: Do you ever think about the fact that had you never watched the movie “Phantom of the Opera,” your life would be totally different?

JE: I know that my career probably wouldn’t have taken off like it did, but I would like to think that somehow or another I would have found my musical voice and would be singing no matter what. I was singing in a lot of talent contests before “America’s Got Talent,” but that did change everything. I’m just glad it worked out the way it did.

Q: You’ve now been in the public spotlight for a few years. How do you maintain a sense of normalcy?

JE: I have always despised people who thought they were better than others, and I made a promise to myself that I’d never turn into that kind of person. My family also helps to keep me grounded. Whenever I get a “diva moment,” as they like to call it, they let me know it and say, “Stop acting like a diva!” They’re pretty good at it, too.

Q: You talk a lot about wanting to be a good role model. Why is that important to you?

JE: That’s pretty easy to answer — there are not a lot of role models out there anymore. It’s important that people my age have someone to look up to, so my goal is to be the best person I can be.

Q: There are so many milestones in your career: your debut on “America’s Got Talent,” working with legends like David Foster and Robert Redford, two PBS specials, five albums, headlining Carnegie Hall and singing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the White House in front of President Obama. Is there one event that stands out?

JE: Each one of those milestones has deep meaning for me, so I don’t know if I could possibly choose one that meant more. But it all started with “America’s Got Talent,” so that has to be the sentimental favorite because I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the show.

Q: What can we expect at your Celebrity Theatre show?

JE: People can expect to hear my favorite songs from all of my CDs. Recently we changed the song lineup to make things a little more fresh. I’m just very excited and looking forward to playing there. It’s going to be loads of fun.
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Monday, January 6, 2014