Lady Gaga was chosen to sing the national anthem at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, which was announced on Thursday.
“The New York-born superstar, who campaigned during the election for Biden, was reported to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at next Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony, the inaugural committee said.
Another star name involved is fellow New Yorker Jennifer Lopez, but specifics of her performance were not revealed.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, endorsed Biden for a long time, and even hit the November campaign trail for him in Pittsburgh, saying, “Vote for Joe.” He’s a pretty nice guy.
Lady Gaga posted a photo of her and Joe Biden while hugging, just when his election win was announced, while gushing that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris “just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen.”
“Nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House,” she wrote.
A 90-minute primetime TV special for the inauguration is also hosted by Tom Hanks, featuring stars such as Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, and Ant Clemons.
Andrea Hall, a career firefighter, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance by joining Gaga and Lopez at the inauguration, while the first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, will recite a poem, the committee reported.
The team handling inauguration, made a statement on Thursday saying, “They represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation.”
“They are also committed to the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect’s 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,” the statement added.