Donald Trump may be having a difficult time trying to find performers for his inauguration on January 20th, but there’s one singer who is putting politics aside – and it’s paying off…literally.
It was first rumored that Elton John would perform, but that was quickly denied. Then Italian singer Andrea Bocelli backed out after receiving too much pressure from fans. Many others, including KISS, Celine Dion, and Justin Timberlake have declined performing for Trump, as well.
But Jackie Evancho, a runner-up on the show “America’s Got Talent,” put all politics aside and says she will perform the national anthem at the celebration, despite other A-lister’s objections.
The 16-year-old has been a prolific singer and entertainer ever since she was a child. At age 10, she appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” but since 2009, she’s released six studio albums, three live albums, one EP, and 31 singles, according to Cosmopolitan.
She’s even performed for President Obama in the past:
Now, she’s getting another big boost thanks to her commitment to sing at Trump’s inauguration.
In fact, Jackie’s latest album, “Someday at Christmas,” is #1 on Billboard’s Classical Albums chart. TMZ reports that her weekly album sales quadrupled in digital sales and retailers had to restock twice to keep up with demands.
Jackie, who has a transgender sister, doesn’t seem to let politics bother her. She says she is just very thankful for the opportunity to perform for the president-elect.
She told the “Today Show”:
“I’m so excited. It’s going to be awesome
I felt really honored to have the chance to perform for the President again.”
Looks like all of the other celebs who turned Trump down are missing out on some serious money, and Jackie will have the last laugh all the way to the bank.