Lady Gaga has been chosen to sing the national anthem at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, it was announced on Thursday.
The New York-born superstar – who campaigned for Biden during the election – has been confirmed to sing “The Flag Shown with Stars” at the swearing-in ceremony next Wednesday, the inaugural committee said.
The New York-born superstar – who campaigned for Biden during the election – has been confirmed to sing “The Flag Shown with Stars” at the swearing-in ceremony next Wednesday, the founding committee told Variety.
New York colleague Jennifer Lopez is another name involved, although details of her performance have not been revealed.
Gaga, whose real name is Stephanie Germanotta, has long supported Biden and even campaigned for him in Pittsburgh in November, saying: “Vote for Joe. He is a good person.
After announcing his election victory, she posted a photo of them embracing as she splashed that he and newly elected Vice President Kamala Harris “have just given the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and courage humanity has ever seen.”
“Nothing but love for our new commander-in-chief and first woman vice president elected to the White House,” she wrote.
Gaga also has a history of singing the national anthem in front of millions after being widely praised for her 2016 Super Bowl broadcast.
Along with Gaga and Lopez, Variety is proposing other stars to be announced later as Hollywood embraces the new Democratic leader.
Tom Hanks also hosts a 90-minute television special program for the opening, starring stars such as Justin Timberlake, John Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.
Joining Gaga and Lopez at the opening, Andrea Hall, a career firefighter, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, while the poet’s first national youth laureate, Amanda Gorman, will recite a poem, the commission said.
Father Leo O’Donovan will cry out, while the Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beeman will give a blessing. Both are longtime friends of Biden.
“They are a clear picture of the great diversity of our great nation,” the inauguration team said in a statement Thursday.
“They are also committed to the unwavering vision of the newly elected president and vice president for a new chapter in our American history, in which we are America, united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people, reunifying the country and rebuilding of the soul of our nation, “the statement added.
With Post wires