Lady Gaga has been chosen to sing the national anthem at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, it was announced Thursday.
The New York-born superstar – who fought for Biden during the election – has been confirmed to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inauguration next Wednesday, the original committee said.
The New York-born superstar – who fought for Biden during the election – has been confirmed to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inauguration next Wednesday, the original committee told Variety.
Fellow New Yorker Jennifer Lopez is another star name involved, though details of her appearance were not revealed.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has long backed Biden and even hit the campaign track for him in Pittsburgh in November, saying, “Vote for Joe. He is a good person. ”
After his election victory was announced, she sent a picture of those who hugged, while gushing that he and the elected vice president Kamala Harris “just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and courage that humanity has. have ever seen.”
“Nothing but love for our new commander-in-chief and the 1st female VP elected to the White House,” she wrote.
Gaga also has history singing the national anthem in front of millions, having been highly praised for her rendition of the 2016 Super Bowl.
Along with Gaga and Lopez, Variety suggests that other stars may also be announced later as Hollywood embraces the new Democratic leader.
Tom Hanks also hosts a 90-minute primetime TV special at the inauguration featuring stars such as Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.
Andrea Hall, a firefighter in his career, joins Gaga and Lopez at the inauguration, and will lead in the pledge of allegiance, while the first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, will recite a poem, the committee announced.
Father Leo O’Donovan delivers a summons, while Pastor Dr. Silvester Beaman gives a blessing. Both are longtime friends of Biden.
“They represent a clear picture of the great diversity of our great nation,” the inauguration team said in a statement Thursday.
“They are also committed to the firm vision of the President-elect and the Vice-President for a new chapter in our American history, where we are an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people uniting the country. and restore the soul of our nation, ”the statement added.
With mail cables