Bio: Jackie Evancho (born Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Evancho, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 9, 2000) is an American and classical singer who came in second place on season five of America’s Got Talent in 2010. In December of 2010, she released O Holy Night EP, and it quickly blew up. She became the youngest top-10 debut artist in U.S. history, the best-selling debut artist of 2010, and the youngest solo artist ever to go platinum! She later performed in Washington, D.C. for President Obama. In 2011, she released her first full-length album, Dream With Me. Since, she has released two more albums, and her fourth, Awakening, will be released in September 2014.
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Jackie Evancho is best known for coming in second place on season five of America’s Got Talent.
Jackie Evancho has two brothers and a sister and grew up with her parents in a Catholic home in Pittsburgh.
Jackie Evancho cannot get a meeting at the White House! The 16 year-old sang at President Trump’s inauguration, but said on ‘The View’ on Apr.14 she still has not spoken to the President about transgender rights like she asked!
Jackie Evancho, who performed at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, spoke out against him on ‘GMA’ after he rolled back protections for transgender students. She wants to ‘enlighten’ him on transgender issues, including what her sister goes through every day at school because of the rules he refuses to accept.
She’s only 16 years old, but Jackie Evancho sure can sing! The spotlight was on the former ‘America’s Got Talent’ singer as she belted out the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20 — and she totally delivered with a stunning performance.
It wasn’t easy for Donald Trump to find performers for his inauguration and pre-inauguration concert, and those who have agreed, like Jackie Evancho, have faced intense criticism from the public. The 16-year-old is proud of her decision to represent her country, though, and defended the performance in a Jan. 19 interview.
Jackie Evancho, who is confirmed to sing the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jan. 20, has taken a ton of backlash for agreeing to perform at the event. Now, she and her transgender sister, Juliet, are setting the record straight on her decision to take the stage. In a new interview, Juliet defends Jackie, who is a strong advocate for LGBT rights.