Jackie Evancho – ‘America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular’ Performer

Jackie Evancho

At 10 years old, the Pittsburgh native was voted into the AGT world by online viewers on YouTube, who saw that she had a singing voice beyond her years. She was first inspired by "Phantom of the Opera" at just 8 years old. Recently, it was announced that Evancho would be performing the National Anthem at Trump's Inauguration, but she has been receiving some backlash over the singing gig. Evancho commented to People that: My family is kind of a big target. I have a transgender sister and so a lot of hate goes towards us. Evancho said she's mainly excited to sing for such a large audience. On the upside, Boris Epshteyn, the inaugural committee’s director of communications, told Yahoo that: We’re delighted to have Jackie Evancho performing the national anthem at the 58th presidential inaugural ceremony. As the youngest solo artist to ever go platinum, she is a true role model and inspiration for people young and old in our country and around the globe. Jackie represents the best and the brightest of America. For more information on Evancho, her sister and her career over the past few years, click through our gallery of her best Instagram pics. (Instagram/OfficialJackieEvancho)

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