JackieJunkies have posted an eight-minute 2010 Jackie Evancho home video (click here). Using what she calls the “Jackie Fan Cam”, Jackie’s mother, Lisa Evancho, shot the video for Jackie’s now-defunct forum.
The venue is the Pirates baseball stadium. The occasion is Jackie’s rehearsal of the National Anthem for a Pittsburgh Pirates’ game.
As these videos come and go, take a look while you can. (10 September: true to our prediction, the video has been removed)
Readers might be interested to compare her 2010 with her 2013 performance of the national anthem, the latter in Washington for the July 4th celebrations (click here).
A highlight of both performances is “o’re the land of the free” ( starting at 7.43 minutes in the Pittsburgh video, 1.28 in the Washington video).
To our ears, the older video is more impressive, perhaps because Jackie sings a cappela and her voice echos beautifully in the stadium.
The Washington video is less intimate and her voice is partly obscured by poor sound balance between voice and orchestra.
Do our ears deceive us, or is it true that at Pittsburgh Jackie begins higher but ends lower in the scale than she does in Washington? Maybe someone with a better ear and more musical knowledge can tell us.