Simon Cowell set to launch 11-year-old America's Got Talent star Jackie Evancho here in the UK

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Simon Cowell is reportedly set on launching an 11-year-old America's Got Talent star here in the UK in a bid to make her a worldwide star. Opera-style singer Jackie Evancho finished second in last year's America's Got Talent series, and will perform ont he UK live shows.

"I'm always excited when we find a star through one of our shows," Simon Cowell told The Sun. "I have to congratulate the America's Got Talent team and I'm thrilled Jackie's making records for us. I think she is a total star." Jackie has already sold 1.5million albums in the US.

Meanwhile Jackie said: "I never really had a pop voice, but even if I had I'd have gone with classical. It's different from what many other children do and you're able to show emotion in classical."

Jackie's debut album will be released on June 6. Watch the child star performing on America's Got Talent below...

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