The two-hour finale of America’s Got Talent airs tonight, and I think it’s safe to say that millions of people are rooting for 10-year old opera singer, Jackie Evancho to take home the title. She has stolen our hearts with her angelic voice, and now she’s proving that she’s more mature and gracious at 10-years old than most adults are over the course of a lifetime.
Last night, judge Piers Morgan told Jackie that he was predicting a win for her in the finals. When asked about how those words made her feel, Jackie said, “I was happy but I was also mad…because I do like to win but a lot of other people deserve to win, too. I don’t know if Piers sees that there’s a lot of talent in other people, too.”
Isn’t she a total class act? That statement should make America fall even more in love with her.
Prince Poppycock, who is one of her competitors, wasn’t quite as poised, and sounded like a child when he was criticized by Piers Morgan. He said, “Piers is a big ninny. If anything, he’s just looking to be divisive and create tension.” Remind me again which contestant on the show is a 10-year old?
Adults everywhere can definitely learn a lesson in not being a sore loser from Jackie, even though my gut tells me that she will be the America’s Got Talent winner.
Win or lose, I think that Jackie Evancho deserves an extra round of applause.