Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Amanda Gorman will perform at the swearing in ceremony of Joe Biden because the forty sixth President of the United States on January 20, the Presidential Inauguration Committee introduced on Thursday. Biden together with Kamala D Harris might be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States on the West entrance of the US Capitol subsequent Wednesday.
According to the line-up introduced by Presidential Inauguration Committee, Invocation could be by Father Leo J O’Donovan, a Jesuit Catholic priest who was Georgetown University president from 1989 to 2001.
Pledge of Allegiance by Andrea Hall, president of International Association of Firefighters Local 3920. She’s been a firefighter for greater than 20 years in Georgia, and was the division’s first African American lady to be promoted to captain.
National Anthem could be sung by Lady Gaga, one-of-a variety artist, performer and a trailblazer in magnificence and vogue. She can be an outspoken activist, philanthropist and supporter of many vital points together with psychological well being, LGBTQ+ rights, HIV/AIDS consciousness and physique picture points.
During the Obama-Biden Administration, she labored carefully with President-elect Biden’s “It’s On Us” marketing campaign to deal with sexual assault on faculty campuses.
Poetry Reading could be by Amanda Gorman. She made historical past in 2017 by being named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States by UrbanWord and the Library of Congress.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she graduated cum laude from Harvard with a level in Sociology.
The Musical Performance could be by Jennifer Lopez thought of to be probably the most influential Latin artists in the nation.
She is an award-winning actress, singer, dancer, producer, and businesswoman hailing initially from New York City. Lopez and her accomplice Alex Rodriguez have been outspoken concerning the disproportionate affect of coronavirus on Latinos and the necessity to include the virus, rebuild the financial system, and unify the nation.
Benediction could be by Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman, the Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Reverend Beaman has recognized the Biden household for practically 30 years and is a detailed confidante and good friend of the President-Elect.
He was additionally a constant ally and neighborhood accomplice of his son, Beau, a adorned officer in the Delaware National Guard and Delaware’s former Attorney General.
“They represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation and will help honour and celebrate the time-honoured traditions of the presidential inauguration as President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris take the oath of office on the West Front of the US Capitol,” mentioned PIC CEO Tony Allen.
“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,” he mentioned.
Over the course of 5 days of programming, “America United” actions will honour inaugural traditions whereas safely permitting extra Americans than ever earlier than to take part from their very own properties, the Presidential Inauguration Committee mentioned.
These actions embody, “United We Serve,” a National Day of Service on January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; a nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on January 19; and the official Inaugural Ceremonies, a wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery, and a “Parade Across America,” and a “Celebrating America” primetime program on January 20.
The PIC may even set up an in depth public artwork show — a “Field of Flags,” which can cowl the National Mall up to thirteenth Street — to signify the American people who find themselves unable to journey to Washington, DC.