Jackie Evancho: "America's Got Talent's" Little Operatic Powerhouse

Jackie Evancho on America's Got Talent. NBC

Jackie Evancho on Americas Got Talent. (NBC)

NEW YORK (CBS)Could Jackie Evancho be the next Susan Boyle?

The 10-year-old opera singer impressed the judges Tuesday night during a live performance on "America's Got Talent." The public voted overwhelmingly to keep her out of 20,000 YouTube videos submitted.

"I'm sort of half excited and half terrified," admitted judge Piers Morgan before the show which was filmed live in Hollywood, a first in its five-year history. "I have no idea what's going to happen. Well, it's the most unpredictable show we've ever done."

Evancho hails from Pittsburgh and the little operatic small wonder is so good that if you listened without looking you'd think she was a seasoned opera star. Her voice is at turns emotive, heartfelt and angelic.

"That is one of the most extraordinary performances I've seen on 'America's Got Talent'," said Morgan. Howie Mandel agreed and the judges relished in the fact that they found "talent" and a bonafide star in Evancho.

Evancho should advance to the next round with no problem, most likely. On Wednesday night's results show, we'll learn which YouTube acts will move on to the semi-finals.

Watch Jackie Evancho perform on "America's Got Talent":
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