But America’s Got talent may have just found its Susan Boyle.
At 10-years-old, tiny Jackie Evancho has a voice worthy of any opera stage.
The youngster belted out a polished and pitch-perfect Puccini aria with the confidence and voice of someone, as Piers Morgan told her, three tines her age.
Jackie sang O Mio Babbino Caro, with a voice reminiscent of former child star Charlotte Church at her best.
Her performance stunned the crowd, won her a standing ovation, and thrilled the judges.
Piers Morgan added: ‘That has to be one of the most astonishing performances that I’ve seen on America’s Got Talent.’
Tonight Jackie sailed through to the semi-final of the show, and will now perform in Las Vegas.
And Jackie was equally thrilled, saying: ‘It feels so amazing, especially when America’s picked me to go through and follow my dreams.’
Jackie was discovered in a special YouTube episode of the show, where producers combed through all the skating dogs, surfing mice and Michael Jackson impersonators.
Her performance was so stunning that conspiracy theorists are already debating whether it was really her.
They seized on the fact that her lips seem slightly out of sync with her words.
But Jackie had the perfect answer to her doubters – belting out an al cappello tune on the stage.
Her performance brought to mind the fairytale of Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who became a worldwide star after performing on Britain’s Got Talent.
Miss Boyle has now accumulated about £10million in royalties after her debut album I Dreamed A Dream sold 8.5million copies.