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'America's Got Talent' star Jackie Evancho to sing national anthem at Trump inauguration


Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration next month. 

The 16-year-old prodigy from Pittsburgh made the announcement Wednesday on "Today."

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"I'm so excited. It's going to be awesome," Evancho said.

"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,” said Boris Epshteyn, director of communications for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a statement released to WPXI.com.

“Jackie represents the best and the brightest of America," Epshteyn said.

Evancho met Trump shortly after rising to fame in 2010 on “America’s Got Talent,” where she placed second that season. A photo of the two is posted on her Facebook page



taken at Mar-a-lago. Jackie and Donald Trump.

Posted by Jackie Evancho on Friday, February 4, 2011


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