Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration previously known as "Disney Parks - Christmas Day Parade" is an annual special that airs on Christmas day each year on ABC. Not surprisingly, the talent pool for Disney's 27th annual Christmas bash skews young, with slated performers Debby Ryan (Suite Life on Deck); 10-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho; Amber Riley (Glee); Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place); American Idol Lee DeWyze; and R&B star Sean Kingston. The 2015 Christmas Celebration is the 32nd annual presentation of this event live from Disney World.
Runtime: 120 minutes
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Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Evancho ( ee-VANG-koh; born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued a platinum-selling EP and seven albums, including three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. She has released three solo Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) concert specials. Between 2008 and 2010, Evancho entered talent competitions, sang the U.S. national anthem at a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, issued her first album, Prelude to a Dream, and attracted interest on YouTube. In 2010, at the age of ten, she gained wide notice with her 2nd-place finish in the fifth season of America's Got Talent. With the 2010 holiday release of her O Holy Night EP, Evancho became the best-selling debut artist of 2010, the youngest top-10 debut artist in U.S. history and the youngest solo artist ever to go platinum in the U.S. In 2011, her first full-length album, Dream with Me debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and she became the youngest top-5 debut artist in UK history. Billboard ranked Evancho the top Classical Albums Artist for 2011. Later that year, Evancho released a full-length holiday album, Heavenly Christmas, and became the youngest person ever to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center in New York City as part of her first concert tour. In 2012, Evancho released Songs from the Silver Screen, her third top-10 album debut. In 2013 she headlined benefit concerts at Carnegie Hall and elsewhere. She also appeared in the 2013 Robert Redford film The Company You Keep and modelled for Guess Kids clothing. Later album releases included Awakening (2014), Someday at Christmas (2016) and Two Hearts (2017), her seventh consecutive No. 1 release on the U.S. classical albums chart. In 2017, Evancho performed the U.S. national anthem at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and became the youngest person ever to perform a concert series at Café Carlyle. As of 2018, she continues to tour.
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Evancho performed as a young child in several musicals, including Little Red Riding Hood, in which she played the title role. She also appeared as an extra in the 2010 film She's Out of My League. Her first featured television appearance was in the 2011 episode “Back to Max”, in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, where she sang “America the Beautiful” to work off school detention. Evancho appeared in the feature film The Company You Keep, a 2013 political thriller. She played Isabel, the eleven-year-old daughter of a widowed attorney turned fugitive, played by Robert Redford, who also directed the film. Jon Weisman wrote that Evancho “showed she's more than a singing prodigy with her earnest sweetness”. Evancho modelled for GUESS Kids in 2012 and for Justice Girls Clothing in 2014, and she occasionally has appeared in other product advertisements and public service announcements.
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