“ Genre: Classical / Artist: Jackie Evancho / Audio CD released 2010-11-16 at Sbme/Columbia „
As many of you will already know from my previous reviews, I love my music. I have always sang and I am currently trying to set up my own wedding singing business (www.theweddingsongbird.webs.com)
I am always on the lookout for new singers/bands/artists and so recently when watching one of the Britain's Got Talent live shows, I was amazed when a little girl sang.
The little girl wasn't a contestant. No she is an American soprano singer who made it big by coming second on the fifth season of America's Got Talent. She is just eleven years old.
Oh Holy Night is a Christmas EP by Jackie Evancho. It is called an 'EP' because is has more songs than a single, but not enough songs to be called an album. It was released in the United Kingdom in 2010 and so is fairly recent. You can buy your copy from Amazon for a price of £7.49 which gives you two discs. You can also see some of her performances on the 'extra' bit.
~* Tracks *~
CD1: 1) Silent Night 2) Panis Angelicus 3) Oh Holy Night 4) Pie Jesu
CD2: 1)Panis Angelicus (YouTube Audition) 2) O Mio Babbino Caro (From America's Got Talent) 3)Time to Say Goodbye (From America's Got Talent) 4)Pie Jesu" (From America's GotTalent) 5) Ave Maria (From America's Got Talent) 6)Bonus Material
This girl is amazing! She has such a beautiful voice; really clear, pure and natural. She can really hit the high notes and with great power too. She can reach the notes with ease and there is not a hint of straining. She has a really fantastic voice; so mature and rich sounding. She also has fantastic voice control and can really hold on to those notes. She is in the same leauge (voice-wise) as the likes of Katherine Jenkins, and even sounds as mature as Katherine Jenkins depspite the fact that she is almost twenty years younger than her. I also think that she has a nicer voice than Katherine!
One of my favourite songs is 'O Holy Night' and so I was wondering what Jackie would do with this song; she does is brilliantly. Her version now beats my what-was-once-my-favourite 'O Holy Night' by Mariah Carey!
What amazes me is that; most eleven year olds when they sing probably just stand there and sing with no meaning, but Jackie is so passionate, and her performances are so believeable. She really does bring the music to life.
You've heard of the saying 'voice like an angel', well this is a voice of an angel! I really can't believe how amazing she is! What I cannot believe even more is the fact that she only started having singing lessons three years ago and yet she sounds like someone who has had decades of training - so unbelieveable!
If you like the likes of Katherine Jenkins, then you will like this!
Thanks for reading!
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Silent Night
2 Panis Angelicus
3 Oh Holy Night
4 Pie Jesu