TV’s Evancho to sing national anthem at Trump inauguration

News
Lifestyle_211918

Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho, who wowed audiences at age 10 on NBC Network’s “America’s Got Talent”, poses for a portrait in promotion of her forthcoming album “Awakening” on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

The 16-year-old Evancho said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today,” ”I’m so excited. It’s going to be awesome.”

Trump’s communications director for the inaugural committee confirmed the booking on Twitter, calling Evancho “an inspiration for all Americans.”

Beyonce performed the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s January 2013 inauguration. She later said she’d lip synced the song.

Evancho is a Pittsburgh native and a soprano who has performed in Washington before. She has performed at the Independence Day concert “A Capitol Fourth” along with the lighting of the national Christmas tree and the National Prayer Breakfast.

In 2010, she was the runner-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Don't Miss

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS