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.