Trump team announces inauguration singer


Jackie Evancho will perform the national anthem at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

“Honored to have @jackieevancho performing the National Anthem at the @TrumpInaugural Ceremony,” Trump aide Boris Epshteyn wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

“She’s an inspiration for all Americans! #MAGA.”

{mosads}Evancho, a 16-year-old “classical crossover” singer, said Wednesday she was recently asked by the president-elect to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“I am so excited. It’s going to be awesome,” she said on NBC’s “Today.”

“I felt really honored to be able to sing for the office. It’s a great honor for me.”

Evancho performed at the 2010 National Christmas Tree lighting in Washington, D.C., where she sang in front of President Obama. She was also a runner-up on “America’s Got Talent.”

While they might seem like the least political parts of Inauguration Day, national anthem performances haven’t been without controversy. In 2013, Beyoncé admitted lip-synching the national anthem at her performance during Obama’s second inauguration.

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