Pop artists Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will perform at the 59th inauguration on Wednesday, when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the United States President and Vice President.
Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will perform a musical performance on the west front of the US Capitol where the ceremony will be held.
The day after the news broke, Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special to celebrate Biden’s inauguration. Other performers include Justin Timberlake (Justin Timberlake), Jon Bon Jovi (Jon Bon Jovi), Demi Lovato (Demi Lovato) and Ant Clemons (Ant Clemons).
Lopez is considered one of the most influential Latin artists in the United States. This award-winning actress, singer, dancer, producer and businesswoman is originally from New York City and is of Puerto Rican descent.
Last year, Lopez and Shakira became the first Latino duo in history to make headlines in the Super Bowl halftime show.
According to a statement from the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Lopez and her partner Alex Rodríguez spoke bluntly about the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Latin American community and the containment of this It is necessary to plant a virus, rebuild the economy and unify the country.
When they joined Biden and his wife Jill, the couple expressed their support for Biden to encourage Latino Americans to vote.
“For me, this has eliminated this hatred again. This is a unified nation. Considering that my children are walking around in a world that can be racist or prejudiced, because our government says this is Yes-for me, this is indeed Lopez saying to Biden in a virtual chat on October 1
At the swearing-in ceremony, Pastor Leo O’Donovan, the former president of Georgetown University, will be cited, and the pledge of allegiance will be led by Georgia firefighter Andrea Hall. There will be a poem recitation by Amanda Gorman, the first national young poet laureate, and this blessing will be presented by the Bishop of Bethel African Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware Sylvester Billan (Rev.
“We are pleased to announce the dynamic team of participants for the 59th Inauguration. They represent the diversity of our great nation. This will clearly paint a picture and will help to respect and celebrate the inauguration A long history,” Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, said in a statement: “They are also committed to the unwavering vision of the President-elect and Vice President-elect in the new chapter of our American story. , We are the deep differences and challenges that the United States is overcoming and unite.”
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