Who Is Jackie Evancho? The singer announced for Donald Trump's inauguration

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Aretha Franklin. Beyoncé ... Jackie Evancho.

After nearly the whole of the music world (except Ted Nugent) turns against you, it's likely difficult to find a big name singer to wow audiences at your inauguration. But after a reported false start trying to land Elton John, Donald Trump has finally found someone to sing him in — former America's Got Talent 2nd place winner, Jackie Evancho.

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Episode 521

Pictured: Jackie Evancho

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Episode 532 Live Season 5 Finale

Pictured: (l-r) Future Funk, Jackie Evancho

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Live Season 5 Finale - Episode 53

Pictured: (l-r) Michael Grimm and Jackie Evancho

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TODAY

Pictured: Jackie Evancho performs on NBC News' 'Today' show

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3900

Pictured: (l-r) America's Got Talent runner up Jackie Evancho during an interview with host Jay Leno on September 23, 2010

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'America's Got Talent' runner-up Jackie Evancho sings at Tribeca Prep's 'Spirit of America Play,' giving Harper a run for her money as she takes the stage for the first time.

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THE VIEW - (11.15.10)

The co-hosts welcomed ten year old classical crossover soprano Jackie Evancho who performed on 'The View'.

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Muhammad Ali and Jackie Evancho attend an intimate evening with David Foster and Friends in support of organ donor awareness at a private home on November 19, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

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US President Barack Obama stands alongside Santa Claus and 10-year-old singer Jackie Evancho from 'America's Got Talent' at the conclusion during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, December 9, 2010.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3952

Pictured: Musical guest Jackie Evancho performs on December 15, 2010

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Jackie Evancho, Patti LaBelle and Josh Groban perform during Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Diane Sawyer, Jackie Evancho, Tom Hanks and Jay DeMarcus attend the Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Young singing sensation Jackie Evancho performed on 'The View,' 12/6/11.

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Jackie Evancho and her brother, Jacob arrive at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Actress Jackie Evancho of 'The Company You Keep' poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

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Robert Redford stars, produces, and directs a new move 'The Company You Keep,' which premiered at TIFF on Sunday Sept. 9, 2012. He gives co-star Jackie Evancho a hug on the red carpet.

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Jackie Evancho visits 'Extra' at The Grove on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Gigi Hadid and actress Jackie Evancho attend 'The Company You Keep' New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on April 1, 2013 in New York City.

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TODAY

Pictured: Jackie Evancho appears on NBC News' 'Today' show  

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Jackie Evancho and Barry Manilow pose for a photo during a rehearsal for the 'A Capitol Fourth 2013 Independence Day Concert' on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on July 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Jackie Evancho performs during the A Capitol Fourth 2013 Independence Day Concert rehearsals at the National Mall on July 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Jackie Evancho performs at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert at U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on May 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Singer Jackie Evancho attends 'America's Got Talent' season 9 post show red carpet event at Radio City Music Hall on September 10, 2014 in New York City.

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Gerald McRaney, Anthony Kearns, Danielle Bradbery, Colin Powell, Jennifer Nettles, Megan Hilty, Caleb Johnson, Dianna Wiest and Jackie Evancho onstage at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert finale at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on May 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Singer Jackie Evancho attends the Celebrity Fight Night gala at Palazzo Vecchio during 2015 Celebrity Fight Night Italy benefiting the Andrea Bocelli Foundation on September 13, 2015 in Florence, Italy.

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Singers Jackie Evancho and Andrea Bocelli perform at the white party dinner hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli sponsored by Cartier during 2015 Celebrity Fight Night Italy benefiting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation at Andrea Bocellis private residence in Forte dei Marmi on September 11, 2015 in Florence, Italy.

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Classical crossover star Jackie Evancho poses for a photo during A Capitol Fourth - Rehearsals at U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, on July 3, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Magee Hickey and Jackie Evancho attend Project Sunshine's 13th annual benefit celebration on May 05, 2016 in New York, New York.

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Classical crossover star Jackie Evancho performs at A Capitol Fourth concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Singer Jackie Evancho performs during Project Sunshine's 13th annual benefit celebration on May 05, 2016 in New York, New York.

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"I have recently been asked by the president-elect to perform the national anthem for the swearing-in ceremony at the inauguration," Evancho said Wednesday on the Today show, according to Billboard. "I'm so excited. It's going to be awesome."

The rest of the country didn't exactly mirror her enthusiasm. The resounding social media response was more all the lines of: Who's Jackie Evancho?

So, who's Jackie Evancho?

Evancho's big break came in 2010 when she was 10-years-old appearing on America's Got Talent. She chose big operatic songs, such as "O mio babbino caro" and "Pie Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem. Her performances were not without their share of controversy. Accusations of lip synching plagued her early performances.

The response was so vehement Howie Mandel had to ask her to prove she could actually sing the way she appeared to impromptu.

"It's too good to be true, that's what people are, you know, really saying, that it's really too good to be true," Mandel told Buddy TV in 2010. "You are so perfect and so wonderful that people have never heard a talent like this if it isn't mechanically produced. So you are that good that people don't think it's real. You've got to take that as a compliment."

She ended up losing that season to another singer, Michael Grimm, who remains one of the show's most successful acts.

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What has has Jackie Evancho been up to since America's Got Talent?

Now 16, Evancho has released a string of albums, including several Christmas collections and an album of Disney and show tune covers.

She recently dabbled in pop, releasing a single in April called "Apocalypse." It's a simple piano-driven heartbreak ballad with a strong faith component: "I thank God you found me," Evancho sings on the track. "And God knows how I let you go."

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"To me, there's really no limits to what I can do right now, because I really just want to see what's best for me," she told Billboardwhen premiering the single. "So I can't just put myself in one spot."

Lending her name to this divisive election does seem a potential limit to her ability to move through the music industry with complete freedom. However, she won't be shouldering the burden alone. TMZ has confirmed that Andrea Bocelli, the blind opera singer, will join Evancho onstage. They'll be singing a duet.

Two singers who could not vote in the 2016 U.S. election will be singing on behalf of a candidate neither had to really consider as a potential leader. What fun 2017 will be.

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Promo -- Pictured: (l-r) Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: TV personality Heidi Klum (L) and producer/TV personality Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) TV personalities Mel B, Heidi Klum and TV personality/producer Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: TV personality Mel B speaks onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: TV personality Heidi Klum (L) and producer/TV personality Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) TV personalities Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and TV personality/producer Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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