Donald Trump inauguration: Do you know who this singer is?
Singer Jackie Evancho, who shot to fame on America’s Got Talent as a child, sang the Star Spangled Banner at Mr Trump’s inauguration ceremony.
The 16-year-old starlet agreed to sing at the inauguration even though high-profile acts such as Celine Dion and Elton John refused to take part in celebrations.
Jackie is famous in America, but many viewers from the UK and other countries around the world were left wondering who she was.
Twitter user Susan Hubbard asked: “Who was that rather wobbly and hesitant singer?”
Richard Bertinet posted on Twitter: “Where did they find that 'singer' is that a reject from X Factor?”
Another Twitter user Steve Blythe added: “The Star Spangled Banner. Singer almost as badly selected as the President!”
But other viewers were more complimentary with one Twitter user saying “that singer…kind of nailed the whole show!”
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Since finding fame on America’s Got Talent in 2010, Jackie has brought out six studio albums, three live albums, an EP and singles.
Five of her six albums have hit the number one spot on the Billboard Classical Albums charts.
Boris Epshteyn, director of communications for the inaugural committee, said: “As the youngest solo artist to ever go platinum, she is a true role model and inspiration for people young and old in our country and around the globe.
"Jackie represents the best and the brightest of America.”
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The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Mr Epshteyn has denied reports that the Mr Trump’s team had trouble finding celebrities to take part in the celebrations.
“It’s not a concert, it’s not about the celebrities… It’s about the people and that’s what we’re concentrating on,” he told CNN.
He said that the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other performers will “represent the American people” at inauguration events.