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SYCO/Columbia Records to Release O Holy Night, a Special Holiday CD/DVD Collection From 10-Year-Old Vocal Prodigy Jackie Evancho, Available Everywhere Tuesday, November 16

Sony Columbia Records - 10/22/2010

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SYCO/Columbia Records will release O Holy Night, a special seasonal CD/DVD from soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho, on Tuesday, November 16.

Jackie's performances on "America's Got Talent" last summer won the hearts of millions of viewers, bringing her from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into the national spotlight.

On O Holy Night, her debut recording for SYCO/Columbia, Jackie has matched a couple of her favorite Christmas carols--"O Holy Night" and "Silent Night"--with "Pie Jesu" and "Panis Angelicus"--two of the arias she performed on "America's Got Talent"--on the set's extended play CD.

The two-disc O Holy Night includes a bonus DVD featuring Jackie's "America's Got Talent" performances, the audition tape that got her on the show, and an exclusive interview with Jackie filmed the week following the show's finale.

Jackie sang "Pie Jesu," her new single, on a special "Oprah" episode which aired Tuesday, October 19. Following her performance, Jackie Evancho rocketed to #1 on Amazon.com.


    Jackie Evancho
    O Holy Night
    track listing

    CD
    "O Holy Night"
    "Pie Jesu"
    "Silent Night"
    "Panis Angelicus"

    DVD
    "Panis Angelicus" (YouTube audition)
    "O Mio Babbino Caro"
    "Time To Say Goodbye"
    "Pie Jesu"
    "Ave Maria"
    An Interview with Jackie

Since appearing on "America's Got Talent," Jackie's steadily accumulated tens of millions of combined YouTube views and was the #1 Hot Google Search on August 10 and 11. She had the #1 video on YouTube the week of August 11 and has YouTube's biggest non-ad-supported video of 2010 (so far). The "America's Got Talent" finale on September 15 was the show's highest rated in three years.

Evancho catapulted into the "America's Got Talent" quarter finals when her unaffectedly pure performance of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" (included on the O Holy Night DVD) handily won the show's YouTube round, selected by online fans. An odds-on favorite with viewers, Jackie performed four times on "America's Got Talent" over the summer. Rocketing into the finals, her astonishing classical crossover soprano performances marked the arrival of a major musical talent.

Jackie Evancho began singing seriously at the age of 7 after watching "The Phantom of the Opera" on DVD. She soon launched her own YouTube channel and started vocal lessons when she was 8 years old. A Pittsburgh native, Jackie performed at local talent shows, going on to perform at high profile events including singing the national anthem at Pittsburgh Pirate games.

SOURCE SYCO/Columbia Records

SOURCE: SYCO/Columbia Records

SYCO/Columbia Records to Release O Holy Night, a Special Holiday CD/DVD Collection From 10-Year-Old Vocal Prodigy Jackie Evancho, Available Everywhere Tuesday, November 16 "America's Got Talent" Discovery Performed New Single, "Pie Jesu," on "Oprah," Tuesday, October 19

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SYCO/Columbia Records will release O Holy Night, a special seasonal CD/DVD from soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho, on Tuesday, November 16.

Jackie's performances on "America's Got Talent" last summer won the hearts of millions of viewers, bringing her from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into the national spotlight.

On O Holy Night, her debut recording for SYCO/Columbia, Jackie has matched a couple of her favorite Christmas carols--"O Holy Night" and "Silent Night"--with "Pie Jesu" and "Panis Angelicus"--two of the arias she performed on "America's Got Talent"--on the set's extended play CD.

The two-disc O Holy Night includes a bonus DVD featuring Jackie's "America's Got Talent" performances, the audition tape that got her on the show, and an exclusive interview with Jackie filmed the week following the show's finale.

Jackie sang "Pie Jesu," her new single, on a special "Oprah" episode which aired Tuesday, October 19.  Following her performance, Jackie Evancho rocketed to #1 on Amazon.com.

Jackie Evancho

O Holy Night

track listing


CD

"O Holy Night"

"Pie Jesu"

"Silent Night"

"Panis Angelicus"


DVD

"Panis Angelicus" (YouTube audition)

"O Mio Babbino Caro"

"Time To Say Goodbye"

"Pie Jesu"

"Ave Maria"

An Interview with Jackie



Since appearing on "America's Got Talent," Jackie's steadily accumulated tens of millions of combined YouTube views and was the #1 Hot Google Search on August 10 and 11.  She had the #1 video on YouTube the week of August 11 and has YouTube's biggest non-ad-supported video of 2010 (so far).  The "America's Got Talent" finale on September 15 was the show's highest rated in three years.

Evancho catapulted into the "America's Got Talent" quarter finals when her unaffectedly pure performance of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" (included on the O Holy Night DVD) handily won the show's YouTube round, selected by online fans.  An odds-on favorite with viewers, Jackie performed four times on "America's Got Talent" over the summer.  Rocketing into the finals, her astonishing classical crossover soprano performances marked the arrival of a major musical talent.

Jackie Evancho began singing seriously at the age of 7 after watching "The Phantom of the Opera" on DVD.  She soon launched her own YouTube channel and started vocal lessons when she was 8 years old.  A Pittsburgh native, Jackie performed at local talent shows, going on to perform at high profile events including singing the national anthem at Pittsburgh Pirate games.

SOURCE SYCO/Columbia Records

CONTACT: Fran DeFeo, Sony Music Entertainment, +1-212-833-5784, fran.defeo@sonymusic.com