Perhaps you've heard of Jackie Evancho? She first garnered public attention on America's Got Talent, and from there has gone on to record, appear on PRS--and I suspect, make a lot of money.
I'll admit I've never paid much attention to her. But she has a new album out which I've sampled--and aired one cut from the disk on my show. She doesn't bowl me over, but I still wish her well.
I must tell you that she makes me think of Charlotte Church, another young woman who rose to fame in similar fashion. They both became famous at a young age, and they both began as classical crossover artists. But in her teens, Charlotte Church took a different path--and one that hasn't turned out terribly well. She made an effort to move into the pop world, hosted a television show, spent most of her money, and is now essentially history.
Arguably, Jackie has a better voice than Charlotte ever did (not that that's saying much), so perhaps she has a chance at some longevity. I just hope she doesn't make the same mistakes.