'America's Got Talent's' Jackie Evancho: 'I'm a classical crossover singer'

jackie-evancho-agt.jpgJackie Evancho is one of the four "America's Got Talent" finalists on Season 5 of the talent competition show. She tells Zap2it about her experience on the show and how she discovered her extraordinary gift.

"The experience is really exciting," says Jackie. "Prince Poppycock is really funny ... but I guess my favorite [act] would have to be Fighting Gravity."

Comparisons have been made between Evancho and famous soprano Sarah Brightman -- which is more on the nose than people realize because Jackie discovered her talent after seeing "Phantom of the Opera."

"We were watching 'Phantom of the Opera' ... and it was mesmerizing," Jackie says. "After that, I started singing the songs around the house and my mom thought that I was really good."

But don't call her strictly an opera singer -- she was quick to correct us.

"I like to sing other stuff too. I'm not an opera singer, I'm a classical crossover singer. I sound like I have an operatic voice, but it's also a nice pop-like voice," Jackie informs us.

We tried to find out what she's singing for her last performance, but she couldn't spill the beans.

"Well, that's confidential information," she giggles. "But I can tell you the song is really beautiful. It's very peaceful."

And when asked what her favorite place to sing would be, Jackie simply says, "My favorite place would have to be on the stage. Just any stage."
 
"America's Got Talent" final performances air Tuesday (Sept. 14) at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.





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