Jackie Evancho

Dream with Me

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Dream with Me, the long awaited full-length (non-seasonal) debut from "then" ten-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho, was produced by David Foster and comes stocked with all of the arias, show tunes, and pop classics one has come to expect from classically trained phenoms like Evancho, Charlotte Church, and Josh Groban. As far as classical-pop crossover collections go, Dream with Me hits all of the right notes, though there are few surprises or big moments to be found. Opening with an age-appropriate, sweetly sung rendition of “When You Wish Upon A Star,” the collection offers up duets with Barbara Streisand (“Somewhere”) and Susan Boyle (“A Mother’s Prayer”), a lovely cover of Sarah McLachlan's “Angel,” a pair of Puccini arias (“Nessun Dorma,” “O Mio Babbino Caro”), and a handful of handcrafted originals from Foster and friends, resulting in a solid “official” debut from a rising star at the dawn of her career.

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