This morning I woke up to an email from my wonderful wife (I’m on a trip overseas) in which she asked, have you seen these two Jackie Evancho videos.
I had not seen them; perhaps they are new to you as well?
In this video, at the 1:13 mark, Jackie, eight years old, introduces her big brother, Jake, at what appears to be a family concert.
It’s interesting to see Jackie making-believe a role she would soon play out on an international stage. A little over three years later, Jackie introduced her brother at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, as part of her second PBS special.
In the second video we see rare footage of Jackie, age nine, only five months before her appearance on America’s Got Talent. The material is © 2010 Midwest Artist Network, so it’s likely the YouTube version will eventually be taken down.
The YouTube video has only Jackie’s performance and a few seconds of tape in which Jackie, her mother, one of her brothers (Jake I think), and her sister, Rachel (or is that her younger brother, Zach?) are visible.
By the way, for those who are keeping track, this is the 175th article on Best of Jackie on the Web.