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Watch Jackie Evancho's Jaw-Dropping Rendition of "O Holy Night" at 14 Years Old

The America's Got Talent alumni performed the tune in 2014. 

By Jackie Manno

Jackie Evancho truly has the voice on an angel. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 19 premiere of America’s Got Talent Tuesday, May 28 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

In 2014, the America's Got Talent Season 5 Finalist appeared on The Queen Latifah Show to sing a stunning rendition of the classic Christmas hymn "O Holy Night." 

During her performance, her voice carried seamlessly while she sang the hymn in a pure tone. She reached the gorgeous high notes with ease in a way that will send chills down your spine. Evancho used some heavenly vibrato while the dramatic music picked up in intensity. The song reached a climax when she reached an ultra high note and wrapped things up in a gentle tone.

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What to know about "O Holy Night"

"O Holy Night" is a classic Christmas hymn originally written in French in in 1843, with the English lyrics being penned by John Sullivan Dwight. The song tells the story of the birth of Jesus, and it has been covered by the likes of Mariah Carey, Martina McBride, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and more. 

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"O Holy Night" Lyrics

O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
'Til He appears and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees; O hear the Angel voices
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night, O Holy night, O night divine

Jackie Evancho performing onstage

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the Wise Men from Orient land
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend
He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is Peace
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother
And in His name, all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us Praise His Holy name
Christ is the Lord; O praise His name forever!
His power and glory evermore proclaim
His power and glory evermore proclaim