Lady Gaga has been picked to sing the nationwide anthem at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, it was introduced Thursday.
The New York-born celebrity — who campaigned for Biden through the election — has been confirmed to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the swearing-in ceremony subsequent Wednesday, the inaugural committee mentioned.
Fellow New Yorker Jennifer Lopez is one other star identify concerned, though particulars of her efficiency weren’t revealed.
Gaga, whose actual identify is Stefani Germanotta, has lengthy backed Biden, and even hit the marketing campaign path for him in Pittsburgh in November, saying, “Vote for Joe. He’s an excellent particular person.”
After his election win was introduced, she posted a photograph of them hugging, whereas gushing that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris “simply gave the world one of many best acts of kindness and bravado humanity has ever seen.”
“Nothing however love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST feminine VP elected to the White Home,” she wrote.
Gaga additionally has historical past singing the nationwide anthem in entrance of thousands and thousands, having been extensively praised for her rendition at the 2016 Tremendous Bowl.
Together with Gaga and Lopez, Selection suggests different stars may additionally be introduced later as Hollywood embraces the brand new Democratic chief.
Tom Hanks can also be internet hosting a 90-minute primetime TV particular for the inauguration, that includes stars like Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.
Becoming a member of Gaga and Lopez at the inauguration, Andrea Corridor, a profession firefighter, will lead within the Pledge of Allegiance, whereas the primary National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, will recite a poem, the committee introduced.
Father Leo O’Donovan will ship an invocation, whereas by Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman will give a benediction. Each are longtime pals of Biden.
“They symbolize one clear image of the grand range of our nice nation,” the inauguration workforce mentioned in a press release on Thursday.
“They’re additionally dedicated to the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect’s steadfast imaginative and prescient of a brand new chapter in our American story through which we’re an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges going through our folks, unifying the nation, and restoring the soul of our nation,” the assertion added.
With Put up wires