Lady Gaga will sing the US national anthem during Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration next week.
The President-elect will be sworn in on Wednesday (January 20) during a ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington DC along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee confirmed today (January 20) that Gaga will sing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ during the ceremony, with Jennifer Lopez also set to perform.
« We are delighted to announce an inspired group of dynamic participants in the 59th Opening Ceremony, » said Committee Director General Tony Allen in a statement. « They represent a clear picture of the great diversity of our great nation and will help honor and celebrate the traditional traditions of the presidential inauguration when President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are sworn in on the Western Front of the United States Capitol. « .
« They are also committed to the steadfast vision of the elected President and Vice President of a new chapter in our American history in which we are an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people, unifying the country and restoring the soul. of our nation. «
Gaga supported Biden’s campaign before the November presidential election, appearing at a special drive-in movie for Biden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she gave a speech and performed « Shallow » and « Yoü and I. »
This year’s presidential inauguration is expected to shrink due to the coronavirus pandemic, and amid continued security concerns following last week’s violent events on Capitol Hill.
Biden and Harris are still expected to be sworn in on the Capitol steps at 12 p.m. ET on January 20, but many of the celebrations that normally take place afterward are expected to be virtual or live events.
One such event is Celebrando America, a TV special hosted by Tom Hanks that will air on opening night.
During the show there will be live performances by Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and Jon Bon Jovi.