ARTIST OVERALL RATINGS
Evancho's history on Classical-Crossover.co.uk has proven to be record breaking. She's the only artist to clean sweep our annual awards with three wins in 2010, has placed top of our annual charts two years running and has accumulated over 150,000 votes since she was added in 2009 which is more than double amount of votes than the artist in second place.
Jackie Evancho is just twelve years old and was inspired to sing by watching Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical film adaptationThe Phantom of the Opera. Evancho started her career as an independent artist, entering talent competitions and releasing a self-produced album titled Prelude To A Dream (which is now a collector's item) in November, 2009. She became a household name in America after appearing on America's Got Talent in 2010. Evancho was immediately snapped up by SYCO and Columbia and shortly after the show she released a seasonal EP that shot up straight to the top of the classical charts, going platinum. Her second full length album, Dream With Me, was produced by David Foster and released in June, 2011. Evancho has the interpretation skills that no other her age (or indeed, many adults) come close to. Vocally, Evancho has become a sensation for a good reason: her mature vocals belie her years, and young or old, her voice is soothing, rich and warm. Evancho's debut album shows an interest in a wide selection of repertoire. Her seasonal offerings are typical of Christmas releases, whilst her full length albums has a great balance between the known and the unknown. Evancho has a new movie themed album coming out in September which has a mixture of standards and unusual choices.
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