Inauguration gig boosts Jackie Evancho’s concert ticket sales
Video: Jackie Evancho National Anthem At Trump Inauguration
The Los Angeles Times cited Evancho’s upcoming February 12 performance at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts as proof that the inauguration performance helped to boost ticket sales. Jackie Evancho’s concert was initially announced back in June by the venue. Up through December, they say she sold about 900 tickets and filled just over half of the seats available.
After it was announced on December 14 that Jackie Evancho would be performing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the inauguration of President Trump, ticket sales jumped dramatically. In the month following her announcement, ticket sales for the Evancho concert have nearly sold out and the only seats remaining are in the back of the venue.
Naturally, those who watched Jackie Evancho perform the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration were quick to offer up their critique of her performance. She was compared to previous inauguration performers including Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, and Kelly Clarkson. A lot of people thought Evancho’s National Anthem performance fell short of the powerhouse singers who came before her.
Others blasted Beyonce for choosing to lip-sync “The Star-Spangled Banner” when she sang the song for Barack Obama and praised Jackie Evancho for going live, even if the song started out shaky. Many of those who defended Jackie Evancho on Twitter made sure to remind everyone that Beyonce lip-synced the song, something she later admitted, and that Jackie sang it live, in the cold, with millions of people watching.
Jackie Evancho has several concerts coming up over the next three months with most of them in Florida and California. Surely, the exposure from singing the National Anthem for Donald Trump’s inauguration will continue to help her sell tickets, especially now that millions of Americans have tuned in and heard her sing.
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