America's Got Talent

'Talent's' Jackie Evancho feels 'sad' for beating Gaga, Adele

June 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM ET

Talent isn’t the only thing 11-year-old opera phenom Jackie Evancho’s got. The “America’s Got Talent” runner-up also has a humble nature and a sweet sort of sympathy for big names in the music biz.

Evancho’s new album, “Dream With Me,” won’t officially drop until Tuesday, but pre-sales alone already have the release topping Amazon’s best seller list. That means the tween has beat out Lady Gaga and other former top place singer Adele. It's a feat she has mixed feelings about it.

“It feels amazing,” Evancho said of the honor during a Monday morning visit to TODAY. She then added, “And I kind of feel sad, because I’m kicking them out of their spots.”

Well, it’s her spot now.

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