The performance was met with celebratory messages, as well as criticisms.
Also contentious, Evancho signing on to perform created an uprising in the transgender community. Six individuals joined forces to create a video entitled, “Dear Jackie...,” with the aim of getting her to reconsider her decision to sing on behalf of Trump.
This is particularly notable because Evancho’s sister, Juliet, identifies as transgender and is one of three trans students suing a Pennsylvania school district over their right to use restrooms that best correspond with their gender identity.
Perhaps with President Trump taking office, Jackie Evancho will become more politically inclined. Time will tell.