Classical-crossover singer Jackie Evancho will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday, January 20th. The 16-year-old, who was the runner-up on 2010’s America’s Got Talent competition, broke the news Wednesday on The Today Show.
Evancho is the first performer announced for the Trump ceremony.
“We’re delighted to have Jackie Evancho performing the National Anthem at the 58th Presidential Inaugural Ceremony,” he wrote.
A rep for the singer did not immediately return a request for comment.
Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil recently claimed he was invited to play and was then “Uninvited.” Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci claimed Elton John was booked to perform, which the rock singer later denied.
Obama recruited soul legend Aretha Franklin to perform the national anthem at his 2009 inauguration.