Jackie Evancho plays along and takes the ‘Personality Test’
Jackie Evancho isn’t playing on “Burn,” the first single from her new album, “The Debut.”
From the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” the aching story of betrayal is sung by Alexander Hamilton’s wife when she learns he’s been unfaithful. Like Icarus, “he’s flown too close to the sun,” and it ends with the chilling line: “I hope you burn.”
Burn with shame or longing, or just literally burn? Watch Evancho’s smoldering video and decide for yourself.
Pittsburghers will hear that song and more when the Pine native appears May 31 in the Byham Theater.
Tracks on the April 19 release are from the emerging genre dubbed “Broadway’s New American Songbook” — songs from modern musicals that have captivated a new generation of theater-goers, like “Hamilton,” “Rent” and “Dear Evan Hansen” — and perfect for the 19-year-old whose big voice first charmed a national audience on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” when she was 10.
Evancho recently took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to actually play, by answering questions for the Trib’s revived Personality Test:
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life: Chloe Grace Moretz, because my whole life I’ve been told we look alike
Childhood hero: Emmy Rossum as Christine Daae (“The Phantom of the Opera”)
The superpower I wish I had in real life: The power to fly
I can’t live without this device: My phone. Mainly for practical reasons, like alarm clocks!
My favorite reality show: “Impractical Jokers”
Favorite brunch food: Waffles
Favorite guilty pleasure: Watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” with my sister
My quirkiest inherited trait: Unapologetically being a dork, from my dad
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings: My favorite sandwich is simply salami and bread. That’s all.
Favorite movie: “The Phantom of the Opera”
I’m deathly afraid of: Spiders or losing my family members
Celebrity crushes: I adore Leonardo DiCaprio.
My childhood nickname: Mom
Saturday mornings, you’ll find me: At home, sleeping in!
Favorite dining spot: I love a restaurant called Vice Versa.
The first band/performer I saw in concert: Michael Buble
The best concert I’ve ever seen: John Loyd Young at the Cafe Carlyle (a legendary New York jazz venue)
Top thing on my “Bucket List” to do before I’m gone: To travel for fun and see things in nature that I’ve never seen before.
In five years, I’d like to: I’d like to have a successful career and a nice place and a happy, healthy family.
One word my mother would use to describe me: I think my mom would call me either sweet or bratty. Depends on the day.
Exercise I hate most: Lifting weights for my arms
Favorite show for binge-watching: I love to binge-watch the Food Network.
Favorite vacation spot: A spot in Delaware. Family secret.
The worst advice I ever received: Just Do It.
If I could live my life as someone else, it would be: I’d love to live as Lily Collins. She seems so happy.
The movie that always makes me cry: “Where the Red Fern Grows”
My most treasured fashion accessory: A ring my mother got me for Christmas
If I wasn’t a singer, I’d be: A writer in lyrics or songs
The last book I read: “Onyx and Ivory,” by Mindy Arnett
My most memorable fashion mistake: I don’t believe I’ve had one just yet, other than some outfits that just weren’t 100% great.
I never travel without my: Dad
People would be surprised to know that I: Still love archery very much.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .