Lady Gaga and JLo thrill fans at President Joe Biden's inauguration as they belt out patriotic tunes
LADY Gaga kicked off Joe Biden’s presidential Inauguration Day swearing-in ceremony in with a performance of the national anthem.
The 34-year-old singer wore an extravagant ensemble for the historic occasion in Washington, D.C.
She stunned fans with her pitch-perfect rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Right after, Jennifer Lopez hit the balcony stage to perform This Land is Your Land for the crowd.
In the middle of her performance, she shared a sentiment in Spanish before singing a line from her song Let's Get Loud and then returning for the final notes of This Land is Your Land.
On Tuesday, just a day before the big event, Lady Gaga shared a shot of herself in an all-white look, including a white face mask, as she stood inside the Capitol building after rehearsing.
“I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans,” Lady Gaga wrote alongside it. “A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear.
“A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol 🇺🇸”
The 34-year-old superstar was spotted greeting National Guard soldiers after she left the US Capitol when she’d finished rehearsing for her national anthem performance.
Last week, Lady Gaga announced she would be performing during the inauguration, which also sees Kamala Harris being sworn in as the new Vice President, with an event poster on Instagram.
The image featured her mid-dance while wearing a white, cropped sweatshirt with the incoming president’s first name, Joe, written on the front in black lettering, inside a drawing of a heart.
She captioned the announcement post: “I am deeply honored to be joining @BidenInaugural on January 20 to sing the National Anthem and celebrate the historic inauguration of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! 💙”
Lady Gaga wore the same “Joe” sweatshirt during her appearance and performance at Biden’s Drive-In Rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in November.
Lady Gaga also previously worked with Biden while he was vice president.
The statement read: "During the Obama-Biden Administration, she worked closely with President-elect Biden’s 'It’s On Us' campaign to address sexual assault on college campuses."
A statement on the Biden Inauguration read: "During the Obama-Biden Administration, she worked closely with President-elect Biden’s 'It’s On Us' campaign to address sexual assault on college campuses."
Along with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks are also set to perform during the Inauguration Day events.
JLo has been a fervent supporter of Biden's since he became the Democratic nominee.
"For me, it's [about] unifying the nation again, getting rid of this hate," Lopez said in a video chat with Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden.
County singer Garth, who is a Republican, said that his performance "is not a political statement," but a "statement of unity."
He added: "I've played for every president there is, since Carter, with the exception of Reagan. This is an honor for me to get to serve.
"And it's one of the things that, if my family is around, no matter who the president-elect is, it's an honor to be asked."
Performers like Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons will sing during a 90-minute primetime television inauguration special, hosted by Tom Hanks, on Wednesday night.
Source: Read Full Article