‘America’s Got Talent’ Star to Sing National Anthem at Inauguration

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 14, 2016 Updated: December 14, 2016

“America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in January.

The 16-year-old told NBC’s “Today” that she’s excited, and “it’s going to be awesome.”

Her website says the Pittsburgh native is a soprano who has performed at the National Prayer Breakfast and the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington.

Her Facebook page includes a photo of her with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn tweeted a confirmation of Evancho’s booking, calling her “an inspiration for all Americans.”