What can you tell us about Jackie Evancho, who sang last summer on PBS’s Great Performances?
—Charlie Howard, Kalispell, Mont.
Evancho, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., has two brothers and a sister and was inspired to start singing when she was 7 after watching the movie The Phantom of the Opera. Since finishing second on America’s Got Talent in 2010, she’s released two albums, Dream With Me and Heavenly Christmas, and her EP, O Holy Night, sold more than a million copies. The soprano, 11, performs across the U.S. and will play Robert Redford’s daughter in the political thriller The Company You Keep, expected for release in 2013.