It would be good to start a thread here on fans' favourite videos. Here are links to some of my favourites in chronological order (a kind of brief history).
(Apr 08) Her first talent show, a few days before her eighth birthday. Too small for the microphone stand, but obvious star potential
(Dec 08) This version of O Holy Night from a school talent show must have shocked the teachers and parents
(? 08) One of her many home videos, O Mio Babbino Caro (aged 8) A cappella
(June 09) Aged nine, she appeared on another talent show singing O Mio Babbino Caro and reduced the MC to tears.
(Oct 09) A few months later she had two TV breaks, both very different in style. Here singing Ave Maria with Tim Janis
(Oct 09) And first appearance with David Foster who would become her producer. A short version of To Where You are.
(Dec 09) Wishing You Were Here Again is from a concert for Highmark employees. By now, she was showing the kind of classical voice we hear today.
(Apr 2010) By her tenth birthday she was becoming known regionally. Here she sings the National Anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener. Her straight version puts many older anthem singers to shame.
(Sumer/autumn 2010) Her big break on AGT and a star is born. Her first appearance caused a sensation and the video went viral.
(Oct 2010) Although she came second on AGT, she was suddenly in demand. Here is her first chat show interview and a superb version of Pie Jesu from the Tonight show .
(Oct 2010) For many she was the highlight of AGT when it went on tour. Here is her stunning version of The Prayer (LA show).
(Oct 2010) She again appeared with David Foster. Here she sings a moving version of Pie Jesu
(Dec 2010) She sang songs from her Christmas album O Holy Night on many shows, including the National Christmas Tree Lighting, before the President
(Jan 2011) Her love and concern for animals was becoming known and The Humane Society of the United States made her an Ambassador for Animals. Here she sings Nella Fantasia at one of their events .
(Feb 2011) Her first real concert was in Houston. Standing ovations after each song. Although recorded on amateur equipment with less than the best acoustics, we should be grateful to the video maker who recorded a slice of history. Here is the full concert.
(April 2011) She recorded a superb concert for PBS. Her voice is equalled by the beauty of the setting and the standard of musicianship. Let's hope it will be picked up by a UK broadcaster and available to buy as a DVD in the UK. Here is Angel.
(June 2011) She came on a short visit here and stunned millions with her version of Nessun Dorma on BGT
- which is where we came in. One of the great things about becoming a Jackie fan is discovering all those treasures on YouTube. What are your favourites out of the many there?