Nothing says the holidays like a tiny opera-singing prodigy! EW has the exclusive first look at 10-year-old America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho’s music video for “Silent Night,” the latest release from her holiday album, O Holy Night, which surprised the music world by selling 239,000 copies during its first week in release and debuting at No. 2 (behind Susan Boyle’s already-released Christmas disc The Gift) back in November. The video is white-backdrop simple and features Evancho playing with (apparently fake) snow around a Christmas tree with her older brother, Jacob. “Making the video was really fun,” Evancho tells EW. “There was a lot of snow—it got in our mouths! But it was still a lot of fun, especially because Jacob was there to enjoy it with me. Usually my siblings don’t get to come along while I’m working.”
Evancho wanted to do the music video for “Silent Night” because it’s one of her favorite tunes on the album. “Actually both the English songs on the album—this and ‘O Holy Night’—are my favorite,” the pint-sized singer clarifies. “‘O Holy Night’ is a very beautiful song, and it’s my favorite Christmas song to sing. I sing it a lot around the house, and I just like that song a lot.”
Considering she made a whole album about it, Christmas—and everything that goes with it—is very important to the classical crossover singer. “We do whatever normal kid does,” Evancho says of her family’s holiday traditions. “We try to sneak a peek of Santa, we go to our Grandma’s house, have Christmas dinner, and then go to bed and wait for Santa to come.” So, what’s Evancho hoping Santa brings her this year? You might be surprised. “I want these vampire fangs,” she reveals. “I’m really into vampires. You put them in your mouth. They’re small at first, but there’s a lever, and when you push the lever with your tongue, they grow bigger.”
The full video for “Silent Night” is after the jump:
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