Joe Biden is all set to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at noon Eastern Time on January 20. As announced by the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday, a lot of stars are tapped to appear during inauguration festivities next week.
The #InaugurationDay ceremony lineup is here! 🥳
Invocation – Fr. Leo O’Donovan
Pledge of Allegiance – Andrea Hall
National Anthem – @ladygaga
Poetry Reading – Amanda Gorman
Musical Performance – @JLo
Benediction – Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman pic.twitter.com/IkTAwH3wgu
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 14, 2021
Most of the events will be focused virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as fresh security concerns following a pro-Trump mob breaching the Capitol last week.
Here is a list of women who will perform at the Biden-Harris inauguration ceremony.
1. Lady Gaga
Biden-Harris inauguration committee confirmed that Lady Gaga is going to sing the American national anthem at the inauguration ceremony. While announcing the inauguration speakers, transition team cited Lady Gaga’s advocacy of LGBTQ rights and health issues.
The ceremony will begin with the national anthem followed by the swearing-in of the new president and vice president. In 2016, Gaga had sung her rendition of the American national anthem at the Superbowl games. Read more about it here
2. Jennifer Lopez
Lopez will feature in a musical performance at the inauguration ceremony. During the coronavirus pandemic, she used her voice to raise concerns against the virus’ disproportionate toll on minority communities. She made the announcement via Twitter.
❤️🤍💙 #Inauguration2021 pic.twitter.com/ay3C56wfue
— jlo (@JLo) January 14, 2021
Recently JLo also took to her Instagram to announce the official video for In The Morning. She said that it is full of symbolism about a dark one-sided relationship and the realisation that one can change no one else except oneself.
3. Demi Lovato
Lovato made the announcement via Twitter. She said that she feels honoured to join the celebrations and was left speechless when she was asked to perform.
The singer has been an outspoken supporter of the Biden-Harris campaign. Recently, she took a political stance in her music with her anti-Trump song “Commander-in-Chief.”
I’m SO honored to announce that I will be joining @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris for their special event, “Celebrating America” on January 20th at 8:30pm ET/PT ❤️🤍💙 I was left speechless when I was asked to perform! Tune in with various tv networks & live streaming services 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YiYmQ43M51
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 13, 2021
Recently, the star has been in news as her new docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, is all set to stream on YouTube Originals. It will premiere on March 23. The docuseries will give a peak into the singer’s life.
4. Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman is a poet, community leader, and speaker from Los Angeles, California. There will be poetry reading by her at the inauguration.
At 19, Gorman was named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the U.S. after publishing her first collection of poetry in 2015. When she was 16, she started a community project called One Pen One Page, focused on literacy and youth activism.
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5. Andrea Hall
She will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the inauguration. Hall is the President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920. She is also the first woman to be promoted to fire captain in Fulton, Georgia.