Jackie Evancho Inauguration Video: Watch National Anthem Performance
Jackie Evancho performed the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Check out the video below!
As Gossip Cop reported, in December Evancho announced she would perform at Trump’s inauguration. During a “Today” show appearance, the 16-year-old said, “I have recently been asked by the president-elect to perform the national anthem for the swearing in ceremony at the inauguration and I am so excited. It’s going to be awesome.”
Evancho previously sang for President Obama in 2010, and noted, “I felt really honored to have the chance to perform for the president again.” 2010 was the same year the young star came in second place on “America’s Got Talent.” The aspiring singer won over much of America with her operatic voice, which she’s since used to wow audiences all over the world.
And with many entertainers getting criticized for being associated with Trump’s inauguration, Evancho has said she does not see it as a political event, but an opportunity to honor her country. And the teen has the support of her transgender sister, although she was absent from the ceremony due to scheduled medical procedures. Evancho’s performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner” came at the end of today’s historic ceremony, after Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Watch full video below!