Celebrity singers Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden in Washington on January 20th.
The transition team said the event will feature comments from a Georgia black firefighter, a former Youth Poet, a Catholic priest, and a minister from Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem, while Lopez will give a musical performance at the inaugural start of the 46th incoming U.S. presidency.
The transition team said Gaga and Lopez were chosen to “paint one clear picture of the great diversity of our great country.”
“They reflect the enduring vision of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on a new chapter in our American story in which we as a united America in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing them our people, uniting the country, and renewing the soul of our country, ”read a statement.
Biden’s team also cited Lady Gaga’s claim about LGBTQ rights and health issues, and Lopez’s work raising awareness about the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on Latinos.
Other speakers for the inauguration include career firefighter Andrea Hall of Fulton County, Georgia, and 2017 Los Angeles National Youth Poet Amanda Gorman, former President of Georgetown University, Father Leo O’Donovan and the Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman of Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church.