BGT star Ronan Parke and Jackie Evancho: a duet made in heaven

Jackie Evancho stunned British audiences when she appeared on the Britain’s Got Talent final on Saturday night.

The pint-sized opera singer delivered a breathtaking performance of the aria Nessun Dorma, made famous by the late Luciano Pavarotti.

11 year old Jackie came second in America’s Got Talent last year and has since gone on to record an album which featured a duet with BGT 2009 runner-up, Susan Boyle.

Now Simon Cowell plans to team her up with this year’s runner-up, Ronan Parke.

12 year old Ronan, just like Jackie, has an extremely powerful voice and cute charm and it seems Mr Cowell has recognised the potential pound signs in the angelic pair.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, Simon Cowell thinks they “look great together.” Jackie’s popularity could be key in launching Ronan to the global market.

Although Scottish singer Jai McDowall took the top spot on this year’s BGT final, Ronan remains optimistic about carving out a career in the music industry.

He told BBC Radio Norfolk: “Susan Boyle and JLS came second and they’ve made a big career out of this and hopefully I can too.”

A duet with Jackie would certainly be a good place to start.


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