From a media release:
CANADAâ€™S GOT TALENT ANNOUNCES 12-YEAR-OLD SOPRANO PRODIGY JACKIE EVANCHO TO PERFORM IN THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALE, MAY 14
As announced earlier this evening on Citytvâ€™s Canadaâ€™s Got Talent, beloved Americaâ€™s Got Talent runner up Jackie Evancho will take the stage in the eagerly-awaited season finale on Monday, May 14.
As a contestant on the series in 2010, Evancho captivated audiences with her astonishing classical soprano performances. A Pittsburgh-native, Evancho first began singing at age seven, launching her own YouTube channel and performing at high-profile events before catapulting to stardom on Americaâ€™s Got Talent. Following her success on the series, she released a seasonal collection of hits, which rocketed up the Billboard charts and cemented Evancho as one of 2010â€™s top-selling debut artists. Last summer, Evancho released her first full-length album, Dream With Me, on Sony Music Entertainment Inc., which is comprised of classical arias, pop classics and OscarÂ®-winning show tunes. The album was produced by 16-time GrammyÂ® Award-winning Canadian David Foster, and featured duets with music legend Barbra Streisand and international phenomenon Susan Boyle. Since then, Evancho has been on tour, gracing audiences around the world with her exceptional talent.
In addition to tonightâ€™s announcement about Evanchoâ€™s appearance in the finale, Canadaâ€™s biggest talent search continued, as the next group of semifinalists took the stage in the fourth, live Canadaâ€™s Got Talent performance show on Citytv. The semifinalists competing for the viewersâ€™ votes were: Enigma Dance Productions (Montreal), Ivan Daigle (Petitcodiac, NB), Jack, Michel & Maria Forestier (Edmonton), Lisa Odjig (Manitoulin Island, ON), Mathew Cathcart (Hamilton, ON), and The Dance & Illusions of Oslen (Vancouver).