Week after week, she stood and faced the judges to a standing ovation drowning out the judge’s comments. Jackie would tear up with joy and emotion, because those cheers were for her; and who wouldn’t at the age of 10.
Jackie is an exceptional singer, a voice so pure and innocent; yet powerful and heartfelt delivery with every octave that 10 year old sang. Yet even in person, each week the judges remarked “I can’t believe that came from you.”
Yesterday surfing some video commentary on Pandora.tv I ran across a segment about Jackie. It stated that America has questions about weather or not she really sang on “America’s Got Talent” or was she just lip syncing to a seasoned professional?
Howie Mandel set it straight she was not lip syncing when he asked her to do an improv note; yet people still think she has got to be a fake. What I can’t seem to understand is why when someone is good at something, no matter how good, we have to challenge it’s validity.
Last year during my interview with Jackie, I asked her to sing “How Do Angels Fly” a song off her debut album. Jackie was more than happy to belt out a chorus from that song, and not only was it amazing, it was really Jackie; sure the sound quality is weak over the phone, but her singing wasn’t. She had no idea I was going to ask her to do it, so there was no way to prepare ahead of time.
America, Jackie is the real deal. I said before you have to see her to believe her and now America knows what I meant. She brought that show to a whole new level, yet I am still baffled that she didn’t win; but all of us at The Expressionist are so proud of you Jackie. We want to see you shine, and we know that show was exactly what you needed.
If you missed America’s Got Talent, watch her amazing performances on YouTube, and to buy her CD, go to http://jackieevancho.webplus.net/