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She's the singing soprano sensation that's taken America by storm - but are you up to date with Jackie Evancho's latest album? The 12-year-old singer made her name by singing 'O Mio Babbino Caro' on America's Got Talent, but on Songs from the Silver Screen she tackles the hits from Hollywood. So what's on there? Let our track-by-track guide show you…
Taken from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, this dreamy number was originally made famous by Gene Wilder - but Jackie Evancho turns the song into something altogether more childlike.
A Lloyd Webber belter from The Phantom Of The Opera. It's deceptively difficult for a soprano to control the emotions in this one, which is where Evancho proves that she is miles ahead of her youth in terms of musical maturity.
Elton John's romantic song from Disney's The Lion King has become something of a modern-day standard. Sung from two perspectives (two lion perspectives, to be precise), it's a delicate little number with a huge, soaring chorus.
Another song from a Disney movie, this time from Mulan, the animated epic set in Han Dynasty China. The fact that the movie features Eddie Murphy as a talking dragon doesn't dim the romance of Evancho's soprano, either.
It's not the most famous of films, but Summer Of '42 has a cracking soundtrack. Here, Evancho welcomes the trumpet maestro Chris Botti to add that extra brassy finish to this super little song.
Taken from Disney's Tangled, Evancho welcomes another guest along for this song - this time, it's her brother Jacob, himself a budding tenor in his own right.
From the soundtrack of Good Morning, Vietnam (which we assume is not on regular rotation on Jackie's DVD player), this Louis Armstrong classic sees Evancho in a reflective mood.
The music from Cinema Paradiso is a favourite here at Classic FM, so we're bound to like this little slice of Italian film music from Jackie.
Evancho joins the likes of André Rieu in recording a classically influenced version of Celine Dion's song from Titanic. This one even features former child prodigy (and now adult prodigy) Joshua Bell on violin. Titanic
Taken from the soundtrack of the musical Moulin Rouge!, this is another romantic number that perfectly suits Evancho's soaring soprano.
Ah, Rodgers & Hammerstein… few composers wrote better film music than these two, and their songs are endlessly reinterpreted. Evancho's is a traditional take on this whimsical number from South Pacific, and certainly no weaker for it.
Remember Sleepless In Seattle, the one where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have an epic long-distance meeting? No? It's not important - this is a gorgeous song that sounds like it was custom-built for Evancho's voice. A romantic note to end the album on.