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Published:September 2nd, 2010 09:40 EST
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Video: Jackie Evancho The 10-Year-Old Girl With The Voice Of An Angel

By Robert Paul Reyes

When a neighbor or friend asks you to come hear his 10-year-old daughter perform at a school talent show, you grudgingly agree to support his little angel. But you look forward to the talent show about as much as you look forward to a root canal.

Most 10-year-old children simply do not have the vocal chops to sing anything more complicated than the theme song to their favorite cartoon show.

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But then there`s Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old prodigy from Pittsburgh, who commands the stage like Whitney Houston in her prime. Once again last night on "America`s Got Talent" the gifted soprano brought the house down.

I pray that producers won`t get their hands on Jackie and auto-tune her voice, and that marketing experts won`t sex her up. Jackie`s voice doesn`t need any digital manipulation, and she should be allowed to remain a little girl who sings with the power of an opera diva.

Jackie`s talent transcends genre, opera isn`t my favorite type of music but when she`s performing on TV you can`t drag me away. If Jackie doesn`t win "America`s Got Talent` there`s no god in heaven and there`s no common sense on the Earth.

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