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Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho, who wowed audiences at age 10 on NBC Network's "America's Got Talent", poses for a portrait in promotion of her forthcoming album "Awakening" on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho, who wowed audiences at age 10 on NBC Network’s “America’s Got Talent”, poses for a portrait in promotion of her forthcoming album “Awakening” on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old singer from the Pittsburgh suburbs, has been chosen to sing the national anthem at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Evancho, who became known when she made runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, announced the event Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show. She said: “I’m so excited; it’s going to be awesome.”

Trump’s inauguration committee spokesman calls Evancho a “true role model and inspiration for people young and old in our country and around the globe.”

Evancho met Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida shortly after her appearance on “America’s Got Talent” and posted the picture on her Facebook page.

 

Jackie Evancho to sing national anthem at Trump inauguration was originally published on newpittsburghcourieronline.com

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