Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Music Review: Jackie Evancho: Songs form the Silver Screen

I have discovered a new singer.  She is in the same mold and probably about the same age as Lexi Walker.  Jackie Evancho is now 15, but this CD was recorded in 2012.  This is all silver screen numbers, and mostly male numbers.  My only criticism is that perhaps she should have performed more woman oriented songs rather than male songs.  For example she sang, "Pure Imagination," "Music of the Night,""Some Enchanted Evening" and "What a Wonderful World," all songs which were performed by males in the movies.  It is hard to have the same feel for a woman to sing these songs, especially a young woman of twelve years.  Jackie a couple years earlier had been the runner up on America's Got Talent."  Despite this handicap, she does very well on "Music of the Night."  Her Disney songs are terrific, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," from Lion King, 'Reflection" from Mulan and "I See the Light" from Tangled.  She sings "I See the Light" with her older brother.  It is a good performance, and this is one of my favorite movie songs of all time.  "My Heart Will Go On" she sings the Celine Dion song from Titanic.  She has a tendency towards classical music, and this is seen in the song "Se."

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