Jackie Evancho made news last week when she announced her National Anthem gig for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. For those unfamiliar with the teen opera singer’s talent, check out her performance of “Someday at Christmas” from Monday’s NBC America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular special.
Ten year old Jackie competed on AGT and subsequently came in second in 2010. Six years later, the judges fuss over her successful career. Indeed, Howie Mandel, the only remaining panel member from those days, can’t stop gushing.
Simon Cowell is thrilled an AGT alum makes him money. He doesn’t say that exactly. But six years later, the singer returned to AGT to promote her latest best selling Christmas album. And now, with the inauguration gig, and being one of the few people willing to perform at the controversial inauguration, Jackie’s profile may rise.
Watch Jackie Evancho perform Someday at Christmas. The performance is from the America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.