Jackie Evancho got oh so close to winning the fifth season of America’s Got Talent. Agonizingly close. The classical crossover artist finished runner-up to Michael Grimm, in a result many thought was flawed. Even Grimm was surprised to win.
On Monday night, Evancho returned to the America’s Got Talent stage for NBC’s Champions spin off, where she seized the moment with a piece of musical perfection.
Evancho delivered a riveting rendition of “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. The one-time child star wowed everyone in the room with her Andrew Lloyd Webber spectacular, the four judges included. “You have the voice of an angel,” Mel B enthused. “It’s just stunningly beautiful, as are you to look at.”
Simon Cowell was equally blown away. This mature Evancho, he said, looks like a star-in-waiting. “That was outstanding,” Cowell stated.
Watch the performance below.