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America's 10-Year-Old Susan Boyle: The Newest Child Star

Move over, Susan Boyle. You’ve got competition. She’s 10 years old, she’s beautiful and, boy, can she sing. In Tuesday’s...

Move over, Susan Boyle. You’ve got competition. She’s 10 years old, she’s beautiful and, boy, can she sing.

In Tuesday’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Pennsylvania native Jackie Evancho knocked the audience off its feet with her rendition of the Puccini aria “O Mio Babbino Caro.” The judges could not believe their ears: During an interview with Jackie after she was finished, one of the judges asked her to re-sing a note — just to be sure they really were listening to a 10-year-old and not some offstage diva.

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For those who are interested, I’m also over on Politics Daily today talking about the latest round of controversy surrounding the Lockberie Bomber’s humanitarian release from a Scottish prison last year.

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  1. Patricia August 17, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    I missed this – thank you for sharing and catching me up. An amazing voice and opportunity…do 10 year olds have such big dreams? or only wishes…

    I hope that she is “handled” with kid gloves…and care.

    I sang amazingly well and maturely as a teenager but lost my ability to sing with tumors on my voice box in my early 40s. It is hard to find something else that makes you “sing” and feel that way.

    Julie Andrews was a child star who supported her family and lost her singing voice and has gone on to be a beautiful human being….she gives me hope for the next generations?

  2. delialloyd August 17, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    I also love to sing, Patricia. Sorry that you cannot, tho so glad you are stil with us! the latest childhood star is “monet boy”-have you heard of him? google it. amazing!

  3. Erin August 17, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    I was blown away by this little girl. She’s beautiful with a voice that is a rare gift from God. I hope she does phenomenally well and that her parents keep her grounded and as normal as possible.

    • delialloyd August 17, 2010 at 9:56 am #

      me too. have you heard about mini-monet? another prodigy, this time in art: check him out!

      • Erin August 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

        I did see the story about him – absolutely amazing. I cannot afford the art of an 8 year old! I wish him well – although I think his talent is going to take care of him.

  4. Daryl Boylan August 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    Good luck to the little girl with the big voice — may it work well for her.
    As to the Lockerbie bomber, those who wish to believe there was evil plotting behind his release, will. Those who wish to believe otherwise, likewise. Unhappily neither wish will resurrect the dead.

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