Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho was born April 9, 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was considered a musical child prodigy when she started singing in earnest around the age of eight. In 2006 after two rejections, she finally made it onto season 5 of America's Got Talent and made it all the way to top two before she was eliminated. Her talent, a hybrid of singing classical and pop music, however, began her rise to fame and got her signed with producer Simon Cowell and Columbia Records. She is most known for her 7 Billboard topping albums, some of which are "Heavenly Christmas," "Songs From the Silver Screen," and "Dream With Me."