Jackie Evancho is returning to the ‘AGT’ stage for ‘AGT: The Champions.’ Jackie is one of the most talented young stars out there. Here’s everything you need to know about her!
Jackie Evancho is back! The America’s Got Talent alum is taking the stage once again for AGT: The Champions. The 20-year-old has a voice that’s truly one of a kind. If you’re new to AGT, you might be wondering: who is Jackie? Check out these 5 key facts about the singer!
1. Jackie almost won America’s Got Talent. The classical singer was the runner-up in season 5 of America’s Got Talent. Jackie sadly lost to blues singer Michael Grimm. At the time season 5 was filmed, Jackie was only 5 years old! Since AGT, Jackie has released a platinum-selling EP and 7 albums!
2. She performed during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Jackie performed a beautiful rendition of the national anthem. On the same day as the inauguration, Jan. 20, 2017, Jackie released Together We Stand, an EP that contained “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “America the Beautiful,” and “God Bless America.”
5. Her sister is transgender. Juliet Evancho made her first appearance as a transgender woman at the Global Lyme Alliance’s inauguration gala on Oct. 8, 2015. Juliet did not attend Trump’s inauguration because she was undergoing sex reassignment surgery. “Everyone on social media was like, ‘She doesn’t support her sister because she’s singing for Trump,’” Juliet told PEOPLE. “But we were together with each other in spirit.”
3. She’s no stranger to wowing the crowd. Trump’s inauguration wasn’t Jackie’s first big show. Besides ruling the stage on America’s Got Talent, Jackie has performed at the Independence Day concert, “A Capitol Fourth,” at the lighting of the national Christmas tree, and then at the National Prayer Breakfast. She has also released three solo PBS concert specials.
4. She loooooooves cats…and dogs! Jackie’s Instagram is FULL of adorable, fuzzy creatures — especially cats! The singer owns at least one kitty cat, but spends a lot of time petting and playing with her friend’s. Jackie also owns a cute black Pomeranian pooch named Maggie.