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Jackie Evancho set to tour; performs at ‘National Memorial Day Concert’ (photos)

Jackie Evancho is going to sing like an angel at the National Memorial Day Concert. One of the featured guests, the program shares music from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on the annual broadcast. This year the program will include a special segment commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and highlight how the program has reached a milestone too. According to USA Today on Friday, the program is reflecting on the 25th anniversary of honoring American veterans.

Jackie Evancho rehearses her part in the 2014 National Memorial Day Concert
Photo by Paul Morigi
Jackie Evancho to perform at the 2014 National Memorial Day Concert
Photo by Paul Morigi

One of the voices people will immediately recognize is Jackie Evancho. The former contestant on “America’s Got Talent” is now a 14-year-old youngster who is quite charming. Looking to surprise and amaze fans once again, the young woman will offer up her vocal talents to honor people in the military.

There is big news for Jackie Evancho in the months ahead. According to Artist Direct, Jackie is rolling out a new album in September. Coinciding with an international tour, Jackie Evancho's new album, “Awakening” will be released on the Portrait Records imprint at the end of September.

Airing on PBS, the National Memorial Day Concert is co-hosted by two famous individuals who are known for their support to American troops. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise are once again co-hosting the show which is an American tradition.

Honoring the military service which includes the sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home who wait for their return, and those individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

This year, Jackie Evancho is joined by some great voices for performance. The “American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson, is set to open the program. Also expected to hit the stage is Jennifer Nettles, Dianne Wiest, Danielle Bradbery, Megan Hilty, Anthony Kearns, Gerald McRaney, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

For fans in America, the concert is broadcast live on PBS. It will be replayed several times over the Memorial Day weekend for fans to watch in-between all the barbecuing.