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Jackie Evancho Opens Up About Being Part of 'AGT: The Champions' in New Interview

Jackie Evancho Opens Up About Being Part of 'AGT: The Champions' in New Interview

We were blown away by Jackie Evancho‘s performance on America’s Got Talent: The Champions last week.

Although she didn’t make it to the final show, the 18-year-old opened up in her “exit” interview about why she wanted to be a part of the special season.

“I sang ‘The Music of the Night’ from ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ the show that got me inspired to sing to begin with,” Jackie shared about her song choice.

She added, “I wanted to be able to be a part of this big celebration of all of these amazing, talented people from around the world. It’s truly amazing to see it.”

“To be competing on this stage compared to all of the other talents, it’s scary. But it’s also really exciting and I’m honored because I’m considered to be a part of those people. That really hit me here [in my heart]. That meant the world to me.”

Jackie Evancho Makes Mighty Return to 'AGT: The Champions' - Watch the Video!

Jackie Evancho Makes Mighty Return to 'AGT: The Champions' - Watch the Video!

Jackie Evancho made a powerful return to the America’s Got Talent stage for The Champions spinoff.

In a leaked video, the competition series showcased the 18-year-old’s amazing presence on stage and just how much she’s grown up since her debut when she was only 10.

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“It allowed me to reflect on my journey – the reason I wanted to do the show was to walk onto that stage as a young woman and show the world I am no longer a child,” Jackie recently shared in a profound Facebook post.

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Jackie Evancho Opens Up About How She Dealt With Body Dysmorphia

Jackie Evancho Opens Up About How She Dealt With Body Dysmorphia

Jackie Evancho is getting real in a new interview, and opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder and body dysmorphia while growing up a child star.

The 18-year-old singer, who will appear on next week’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions talked about her struggles with Access Hollywood.

Jackie says that she would “go days without eating” because she couldn’t look in the mirror without thinking she was “disgusting.”

She added that her disorder was only noticed by her parents when she was “skipping dinners, as well as everything else.”

You can see Jackie‘s full interview below:

Jackie Evancho Opens Up About Growing Up A Child Star & Her Decision To Return To 'AGT'

Jackie Evancho Opens Up About Growing Up A Child Star & Her Decision To Return To 'AGT'

When Jackie Evancho was announced as one of the 50 acts returning for America’s Got Talent: The Champions, JJJ was so excited!

The 18-year-old opera singer is now opening up in a lengthy post on her Facebook about that decision, as well as the tribulations of growing up as a child star.

“A lot of people hear ’10 year old singer’ and immediately feel bad for me,” Jackie starts. “There is a lot of stigma around being a child entertainer mainly because of the past experiences that have been thrust into the spot light by paparazzi and tabloids. I’ll admit that there are a lot of aspects that aren’t so glamorous about being a child in the music industry but there’s a lot that I’m thankful for and would never change.”

“I am glad that I am a performer and that that’s how I make my living, but growing up that way wasn’t easy,” she continues, before opening up about how she never had a normal upbringing while living in hotel rooms with her mom, who had a chronic illness.

Jackie also revealed that she and her family were aware of stalkers.

“There were men out there who wanted to hurt me. Some even went to the extreme of claiming they were priests and other disarming occupations to gain trust and easy access backstage, but clearly their intentions weren’t so pure,” she shared. “There was also this assumption that I was a stuck up diva when I had returned to school which left me isolated even in social areas because no one wanted to be my friend.”

Jackie continues, “I just performed on NBC’s AGT’s The Champions and it allowed me to reflect on my journey – the reason I wanted to do the show was to walk onto that stage as a young woman and show the world I am no longer a child.”

Now, she says, her “love for music is profound – it’s what drives me and transforms me. I’ve learned and been through so much, but this is my journey and I look forward to a bright future for the next phase of my life.”

Jackie will be on the February 4th episode of America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

Read her entire post below:

Opera Singer & Former Runner Up Jackie Evancho Joins 'AGT: The Champions'

Opera Singer & Former Runner Up Jackie Evancho Joins 'AGT: The Champions'

Jackie Evancho will be returning to the stage for AGT Champions!

The 18-year-old opera singer made her debut on the program when she was just 11, and went on to become a fan fave before placing second.

Kicking off in January, Jackie will join 49 other acts including Darci Lynne Farmer, Sofie Dossi, Angelica Hale, opera rock singer Cristina Ramos, projection/dance Kenichi, comedian Lost Voice Guy, escape artist Cosentino, dog act Ashleigh and Sully, dog act, pianist Tokio Myers, singer Courtney Hadwin, magician Jon Dorenbos, comic Preacher Lawson, mentalists The Clairvoyants, singer Sal Valentinetti, magician Darcy Oake, mentalist Colin Cloud, singer Brian Justin Crum, comic Drew Lynch, comic Vicki Barbolak, aerialist Alex Magala, singer Bianca Ryan, comic Samuel J. Comroe, The Professional Regurgitator, group Sons of Serendip, danger act Ryan Stock & AmberLynn, and juggler Viktor Kee.

See which other acts are returning HERE on JJJ!

America’s Got Talent: The Champions, will premiere on Monday, January 7th @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.