The next Susan Boyle: Will it be Jackie Evancho?
A 10-year-old girl named Jackie Evancho, who sings like she's 30, may have just stolen Susan Boyle's crown.
In a similar fashion to Susan, who knocked the socks off the judges on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, Jackie also got a standing ovation Tuesday (Aug. 10) night on "America's Got Talent" for her rendition of an Italian aria "O Mio Babbino Caro."
She stands a great shot at making the finals. A YouTube act who got the most votes from viewers on last night's show, she's already won a trip to Orlando for her whole family. She may have an eerily adult voice but we bet this young girl is really gonna love hitting the amusement parks.
But while some are already comparing adorable little Jackie's talent to Susan Boyle's, we don't think she has the pathos Susan had.
Susan certainly didn't have the "cute" factor going for her when the dowdy little woman bravely stepped onstage and faced the sneers of the audience -- and Simon Cowell -- with a smile and a song.
Susan was a middle-aged woman who had struggled through life, singing in pubs for tuppance, hoping to become a professional singer. We think that's a large part of what made spunky Susan so popular with the entire world. Everyone can relate to having a dream that didn't come true, but they keep dreaming anyway.
You can hear more of little Jackie's singing on YouTube. Then compare her to Susan Boyle's first appearance and vote in the poll below.
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