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During the swearing-in ceremony of the 46th president of the United States on the square in front of the Capitol, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the crowd of thousands will not gather. A large group of music stars will take care of a worthy setting for the celebrations planned for this day.

Lady Gaga to start

He will have the honor of singing the anthem of the United States in front of the new president this year Lady Gaga. The pop star will probably easily meet this challenge – after all, 5 years ago, during the Super Bowl final, she showed that she can perform a song about a star banner in an entrancing way.

He will also appear at the inaugural ceremony Jennifer Lopez. The Latino singer will give a mini-concert, the repertoire of which is still shrouded in mystery.

Jennifer Lopez during pre-concert rehearsals in Washington.  Photo: Zuma Press / Forum / Carol Guzy Jennifer Lopez during pre-concert rehearsals in Washington. Photo: Zuma Press / Forum / Carol Guzy

Celebration with a star cast

A real galaxy of stars of the music scene will shine in the evening program Celebrating Americahosted by the actor Tom Hanks. Among the guests are mentioned Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and John Legend – vocalists known for their sympathy for Biden, supporting him during the presidential campaign.

They will represent the country scene Garth Brooks and a duo Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard. The former has made appearances for all American presidents since Jimmy Carter, with the exception of Ronald Reagan. He claims it is his civic duty. McGraw and Hubbard will sing together a song called Undivided (Undivided), referring to the slogan announced in the election campaign by the Democratic candidate. This piece, however, speaks more about the social contract we make with each other. It’s not about politics, but about how we should treat each other Hubbard explains.

Katy Perry boasted a collection of “patriotic” microphones. Source: Twitter

Another duo Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons, also prepared an occasional piece. His title Better Days (Better days), clearly expresses the hopes many Americans have for the upcoming Biden presidency. The program also features female pop stars such as Katy Perrywho, upon the news of the invitation, posted a photo on Twitter with a set of microphones in patriotic colors, and Demi Lovatowho asked to perform she was speechless.

Rock fans will surely be interested in the group’s performances Foo Fighters, any day releasing a new album, and reactivated especially for this occasion The New Radicalswho will dust off their biggest (and only) hit You Get What You Give.

Show Celebrating America It will start at 8:30 PM local time (1:30 AM Polish time) and last an hour and a half. It will be broadcast by many American TV stations and, among others, on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Demi Lovato was speechless when asked to perform. Source: Twitter

Pride and fame

Taking part in the inaugural concert of the new president is an honor for some artists and a civic duty for others. However, one cannot forget about the promotional side of such an event. The opportunity to show tens of millions of Americans on TV screens is a real treat, not only in times of drought, caused by the pandemic.

The list of contractors who took this opportunity is long, and dates back at least to the time John Kennedy was sworn in as 35th President of the United States in 1961. He graced them with his performance Nat King Cole. Eight years later, when Richard Nixon took over the leadership of the state, he appeared on the scene, among others legendary James Brown.

The swearing-in of Jimmy Carter in 1977 had an impressive musical setting. The ladies took care of it: Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt and Loretta Lynn. Ronald Reagan was sung by a band in 1985 Beach Boysand his successors, George Bush, a rhythm and blues diva Anita Baker.

“Na rich” began his presidency in 1993 Bill Clinton. Hit We Are The World then they sang together Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers and Diana Ross. The stage also hosted such legends as Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and the group Fletwood Mother, which especially for this occasion gathered in the best squad from the 70s

Of the 21st-century inaugural ceremonies, it is worth mentioning the one from 2009, when Barack Obama took the presidency. There were stars like U2, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin and a duo Bruce Springsteen & Pete Seegeraccompanied by a gospel choir. It was not much worse during the beginning of the next Obama term – the list of artists who celebrated with him includes, among others such names as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and James Taylor.

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