Tony Bennett and Jackie Evancho Sing 'When You Wish Upon A Star' (Exclusive Audio)
Among the things that keep 85-year-old vocal legend Tony Bennett young? Singing with a few today’s most promising artists, including Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and 11-year-old Jackie Evancho.
The America’s Got Talent runner-up joins Bennett for the classic Disney tune “When You Wish Upon a Star,” one of two bonus tracks that come with the Target deluxe edition (sold exclusively through the retailer) of the crooner’s Duets II album (out Tuesday), and The Hollywood Reporter has an early listen.
The follow-up to 2006’s Duets, the album’s release this week will mark Bennett’s seventh decade on the Billboard charts. All 19 tracks were recorded live in the studio with Tony and each of his duet partners, including the late Amy Winehouse, and produced by 15-time Grammy winner Phil Ramone.
Additional artists featured on Duets II include Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Michael Bublé, kd lang, Josh Groban, John Mayer and Andrea Bocelli. Like Evancho, Brad Paisley also appears on the deluxe edition, singing the classic “They Can't Take That Away From Me." Bennett performed Sept. 18 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Earlier this month, THR reported that Evancho is due to release a Christmas album that is being produced by Idina Menzel's musical director Rob Mounsey. On Sept. 11, Evancho announced via Twitter that she had finished recording.
Listen to “When You Wish Upon a Star” below: