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'America's Got Talent' Star Jackie Evancho to Sing National Anthem at Donald Trump's Inauguration

by Alex Ungerman 12:54 PM PST, December 14, 2016
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Donald Trump's inauguration plans are beginning to come together.

Jackie Evancho, who rose to fame in 2010 as a finalist on America's Got Talent, revealed on Wednesday's Today show that she'll be singing the national anthem when the president-elect is inaugurated in January.

"I felt really honored," Evancho, 16, shared. "To be able to sing for the office, it's a great honor for me."

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The singer -- who delighted audiences at just 10 years old when she made her AGT debut -- has also performed for the Obamas during their time in office.

"That was awesome," Evancho said of performing for President Obama. "I got to meet him, he was really nice."

Watch the video below for her full announcement.

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"Honored to have @jackieevancho performing the National Anthem at the @TrumpInaugural Ceremony," tweeted Trump's Senior Transition Advisor, Boris Epshteyn, on Wednesday. "She's an inspiration for all Americans! #MAGA."

Trump's team had previously floated Elton John as a performer on Inauguration Day, which the singer's rep quickly denied to ET.

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Meanwhile, Trump's meeting with Kanye West on Tuesday had some thinking that a potential Yeezy performance might be a possibility come Jan. 20.

Watch the video below for more.

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