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07/20/2017 03:00 pm ET

TLC To Air Special About Jackie Evancho And Her Family

"Growing Up Evancho" debuts Aug. 9.

Jackie Evancho and her family are getting their own TLC special.

The network announced the special, titled “Growing Up Evancho,” on Thursday. The singer, who first gained fame with an appearance on “America’s Got Talent,” confirmed the news by sharing a tweet encouraging her followers to tune in when it airs Aug. 9. 

The special will offer viewers a glimpse into the life of Jackie and her family, including her three siblings: 13-year-old Rachel, 15-year-old Zach and 19-year-old sister, Juliet, who is transgender. 

Both Jackie and Juliet have become outspoken advocates fighting for LGBTQ rights. Juliet filed a lawsuit against her Pennsylvania high school after she was told she wasn’t allowed to use the women’s bathroom. In February, a judge granted a preliminary injunction allowing the teen and other trans students to use the restroom of their gender identity

Jackie, who performed the national anthem at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, publicly expressed her disappointment in Trump after he signed an executive order barring trans students from using the bathroom of their choice.

“The sisters are at a crossroads individually and within themselves. Both girls utilize their platforms to speak out against Trump’s rollback of transgender rights while still trying to maintain a balance within their careers and family life,” TLC wrote in a release about the show. 

“Growing Up Evancho” airs Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 10/9c on TLC.

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