Jackie Evancho’s Transgender Sister Defends Her Inauguration Gig: She’s “Singing for Our Country”

Jackie and Juliet Evancho

As with many things related to the nation’s President-elect 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 transgender 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, America’s Got Talent season-five 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…