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Jackie Evancho Does Marilyn Monroe Justice with a Jazzy Cover of This Classic

The America's Got Talent Season 5 runner-up sang "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" at a recent concert in Pennsylvania.

By Jackie Manno

America's Got Talent Season 5 runner-up Jackie Evancho showed off her jazzy side by singing Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" at a recent concert in Pennsylvania. 

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During her cover of what she described as "one of [her] all time favorites [songs] to sing as a kid", she crooned and totally owne the stage. 

"@MarilynMonroe said it best!" Evancho wrote. 

Check out her rendition later down in this post! 

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What to know about "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"

"Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" was originally sung by Carol Channing in the 1949 Broadway musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes. However, it was made famous by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film version of the musical. It has also been covered by Lena Horne, Ethel Merman, Eartha Kitt, Kylie Minogue, Anna Nicole Smith, Beyoncé, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, and more. 

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The lyrics to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"

The French are glad to die for love
They delight in fighting duels
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels

A kiss on the hand
May be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

A kiss may be grand
But it won't pay the rental
On your humble flat
Or help you at the automat

Men grow cold
As girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end

But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

Tiffany's
Cartier
Black Starr
Frost Gorham
Talk to me Harry Winston
Tell me all about it

A split of Jackie Evancho and Marilyn Monroe

There may come a time
When a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

There may come a time
When a hard-boiled employer
Thinks you're awful nice
But get that ice or else no dice

He's your guy
When stocks are high
But beware when they start to descend

It's then that those louses
Go back to their spouses
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

I've heard of affairs
That are strictly platonic
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

And I think affairs
That you must keep liaisonic
Are better bets
If little pets get big baguettes

Time rolls on
And youth is gone
And you can't straighten up when you bend

But stiff back
Or stiff knees
You stand straight at Tiffany's

Diamonds
Diamonds
I don't mean rhinestones
But diamonds are a girl's best
Best friend