It seems like president-elect Donald Trump didn’t just nab Jackie Evancho to perform at his presidential inauguration. Along with the ‘America’s Got Talent’ sensation, Trump has booked classical music icon Andrea Bocelli! Who’s going to be next?
Score one for Donald Trump! The 70-year-old has booked Andrea Bocelli, 58, to perform at least one song (maybe 2) according to TMZ. Wow! This development comes after news broke that Jackie Evancho was selected to sing the National Anthem during the Jan. 20 event. It may have been Jackie – or her mother – who let the cat out of the bag regarding Andrea.
Jackie’s mom, Lisa, told TMZ that the young woman was asked to do a second performance — with Andrea. Surprise! It seems the Trump Administration is already experiencing leaks. Whoops! Oh well. It’s a perfect pick as these two performed together at a charity event in Italy back in 2015.
Donald seems to have followed Jackie’s career for a while. The America’s Got Talent runner up performed at a charity event when she was just 11. Who was in the audience then? Donald Trump. Wow. Amazingly, when she sings for Trump during his big day, it won’t be the first time she performed for a president, as she sang “O Holy Night” for President Barack Obama, 55, at the National Christmas Tree lighting in 2010.
It seems Donald wants to go big for his inauguration. Andrea’s voice is certainly powerful. The classic tenor was the guest of honor for the May 7 game between Leicester City and Everton. Andrea performed “Nessun Dorman,” a song that officially became a soccer anthem in 1990 when another classical tenor – Luciano Pavarotti – performed it during the World Cup in Italy. It was quite an amazing way to kick off the match and it seems Donald Trump wants an equally amazing start to his administration.
While Jackie is set to perform the national anthem, will Kanye West, 39, make an appearance to perform the “Donald Trump Anthem?” The “Famous” rapper was so hyped after his face-to-face meeting with the president-elect on Dec. 13 that he reportedly started writing a jam all about the incoming president. Could Yeezy be the next name tapped to perform at the presidential inauguration?
What do you think about Trump scoring Andrea Bocelli, HollywoodLifers? Are you going to tune in and watch?