Jackie Evancho: Trump Inauguration Singer Apr 13, 2019 17:30:15 GMT
Post by Admin on Apr 13, 2019 17:30:15 GMT
The powerhouse vocalist shot to fame as a 10-year-old finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and later sang at President Trump’s inauguration at 16 — a performance that didn’t bring the outcome she hoped for. She recently celebrated her 19th birthday and is releasing her first album as an adult, “The Debut,” on Friday.
She’s eager to be recognized as more than just a young performer with a big voice. “This is the first album where I was actually able to speak my mind, and people listened,” Evancho tells the Daily News. “You’ll be able to see a bit of my ideas as an artist, rather than just a singer.
“I spoke my mind a lot (in the past),” she adds. "But no one really wants to take a 10-year-old seriously.”
The album is a departure from the classical crossover music she became known for in her youth. “The Debut” is comprised of Broadway numbers, each of which Evancho selected herself and put her own spin on. “I really want to know what else my voice can do,” she explained. “I knew I could sing when I was 10, but I didn’t know what else my voice could do. It developed into different things and I found out that I have a pop voice now. Really, I don’t want to limit myself to one specific genre.”
Evancho, who hails from Pittsburgh, grew up in the spotlight. She’s churned out at least one album every two years since her first in 2009 and regularly hits the road for live performances. Going through childhood in the public eye had its pros and cons, says Evancho, who acknowledges there are “crazy people in the world” with bad intentions. But she also relished the opportunity to see the world in a way that most kids don’t get to.