Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington subsequent week alongside others in what his transition group stated would showcase a various America.
The two will carry out on the Jan. 20 occasion for the incoming forty sixth U.S. president, which can even characteristic remarks from a black firefighter from Georgia, a former Youth Poet Laureate, a Catholic priest, and a pastor from Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
Lady Gaga will sing the nationwide anthem and Lopez will give a musical efficiency.
“They represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation,” his group stated in a press release on Thursday.
The presenters replicate Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ “steadfast vision of a new chapter in our American story in which we are an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people, unifying the country, and restoring the soul of our nation,” it added.
Their roles come because the Democrat takes over the White House from Republican Donald Trump in a scaled-down occasion amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising safety considerations after a mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol looking for to thwart lawmakers’ certification of Biden’s victory.
The public won’t be available to observe the swearing-in on the West Front of the Capitol constructing, now fortified by fencing, boundaries and hundreds of National Guard Troops.
In saying the inauguration audio system, Biden’s transition group cited Lady Gaga’s advocacy of LGBTQ rights and well being points, and Lopez’s work elevating consciousness concerning the disproportionate influence of the novel coronavirus on Latinos.
Other audio system embody profession firefighter Andrea Hall of Fulton County, Georgia, and Los Angeles native 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Former Georgetown University President Father Leo O’Donovan and Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church – each near the Biden household – can even converse…Reuters