We’re hiding here behind the firewall with the lights out and the curtains drawn.
The voice of Jackie Evancho has divided opinion on this site, not always in a reasoned way.
The child singer, now 12, has topped the US classical charts for much of the past year.
What we’re sharing today is a recording, newly uploaded, of a Japanese bonus track. It was submitted by her fan Charles Hoff. He explained that it was ’performed first by her, a-capella (as originally written), at the Peace-Arch Memorial Concert 2012 in Hiroshima, at her solo concert at Bunkamura Orchard Hall with the Tokyo Philharmonic the following day, and recorded by Sony Japan for release as a bonus track on her “Songs From The Silver Screen” CD.
To our ears, the singing is close to flawless. Can’t comment on the Japanese diction.
A reminder: this is our third seasonal single.