It was on the heels of such achievements that Evancho won a spot on the fifth season of NBC's America's Got Talent. While on the show, the then-ten-year-old wowed audiences and judges alike with a technical skill, lyricism, and stage presence that belied her age. Ultimately, however, she finished in second place behind Michael Grimm. Following her run on America's Got Talent, Evancho released the holiday EP/DVD O Holy Night via Columbia Records. In spring 2011, Evancho delivered Dream with Me, her full-length (non-seasonal) debut, which was produced by David Foster and featured a mix of arias, show tunes, and pop classics. Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert, a live performance of the songs that first captured the hearts of her audiences, along with new classical crossover selections, followed that fall. Released just a few months after Dream with Me, the ten-track Heavenly Christmas revisited the Yuletide splendor of 2009's O Holy Night.
In 2012, Evancho returned with Songs from the Silver Screen, featuring her renditions of classic movie themes. Her fifth full-length album, 2014's Awakening, was preceded by the singles "Think of Me" and "The Rains of Castamer," the former from Phantom of the Opera and the latter a take on the brooding Game of Thrones ballad. The LP debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Billboard Classical Albums chart. In 2016, Evancho released her second collection of holiday music, Someday at Christmas. Arriving in the spring of 2017, her next album, Two Hearts, consisted of two discs. The first included ten classical crossover tracks of the type she'd become known for, while the second disc was in the form of a five-song EP of more pop-oriented originals, four of which were co-written by Evancho. ~ James Christopher Monger & Matt Collar, Rovi