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TLC pulls curtain back on Jackie Evancho

Discovery Communications-owned lifestyle net TLC will take an in-depth look into the life of 17-year-old classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho in the one-off special Growing Up Evancho. Produced by Studio Lambert, the ...
July 21, 2017

Discovery Communications-owned lifestyle net TLC will take an in-depth look into the life of 17-year-old classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho in the one-off special Growing Up Evancho.

Produced by Studio Lambert, the hour-long doc follows Jackie, a former America’s Got Talent contestant and the youngest solo platinum artist in music history, and her Pittsburgh family as they navigate the complexities of life in the spotlight while trying to maintain a balance within their careers.

Cameras will follow sisters Jackie, 17, and Juliet, 19 and transgender, at a crossroads individually and within themselves. Jackie, as a songstress, is now broadening her scope by working with producers in the pop and Broadway genres. Juliet, meanwhile, is hoping to pursue her dream of becoming a model and continue as an LGBTQ activist, using her platform to decry President Donald Trump’s rollback of transgender rights.

Following her appearance on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent in 2010, Jackie has gone on to sell 2.5-million albums in the U.S.

The one-hour Growing Up Evancho special airs Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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