As with so many things the nation's President-elect has done so far, the booking of acts for Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration has generated its share of controversy. But in an interview set to air on CBS Sunday Morning, Jackie Evancho's sister, Juliet, says that her sibling's gig singing the National Anthem is an honor and that, after all, Jackie is "singing for our country."
In excerpts of the interview provided to Billboard, America's Got Talent Season 5 runner-up Jackie, 16, tells reporter Michele Miller that she hopes the heat will eventually die down and people can focus on the music. "I hope to just kind of make everyone forget about rivals and politics for a second and just think about America and the pretty song that I'm singing," she says. "I'm hoping that I can bring people together."