Pop artists Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will perform at the 59th inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States.
Gaga will sing the national anthem, and Lopez will hold a musical performance at the West Front of the US Capitol, where the ceremony will take place.
The announcement of their participation comes a day after Tom Hanks hosts a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating Biden’s inauguration. Other artists include Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.
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Last year, Lopez and Shakira made history as the first Latina duo to headline the Super Bowl break show.
According to a statement from the president’s founding committee, Lopez and her partner Alex Rodriguez have been blunt about the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Latino communities and the need to contain the virus, rebuild the economy and unite the country.
The couple showed their support for Biden ahead of the presidential election when they joined him and his wife, Jill, in an attempt to encourage Latinos to vote.
“For me, it’s reuniting the nation, you know, to get rid of this hatred. To think of my children walking around in a world where it’s OK to be racist or prejudiced because our administration says it’s OK – it’s really sad for me because it’s not the country I believe I grew up in, “Lopez told Biden during a virtual chat on October 16.” My kind of hope and search for the Latino society is that they are beginning to understand their power. “
At the inauguration ceremony, Pastor Leo O’Donovan, a former Georgetown University president, will call, and the pledge of allegiance will be led by Andrea Hall, a firefighter from Georgia. There will be a poetry reading by Amanda Gorman, the first national youth poet, and the blessing will be given by Pastor Silvester Beaman of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware.
“We are excited to announce an inspired group of dynamic attendees for the 59th inauguration ceremony. They represent a clear picture of the great diversity of our great nation and will help honor and celebrate the time-honored traditions of the President’s inauguration, “said Tony Allen, Executive Director of the President’s Establishment Committee, in a statement. 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. “
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