The celebs are aligning for “Celebrating America,” an inauguration particular honoring the incoming administration that’s set to air on Wednesday, Jan. 20 on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and throughout numerous social media channels, the Presidential Inaugural Committee introduced in a press release on Wednesday.
The 90-minute particular will “have fun the start of a brand new nationwide journey towards an America united” and “showcase the American individuals’s resilience, heroism, and unified dedication to coming collectively as a nation to heal and rebuild.”
Hanks will function grasp of ceremonies alongside artists who “symbolize the wealthy variety and in depth expertise America presents,” together with Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi, in line with the discharge. Extra company might be introduced at a later date.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will even ship remarks in the course of the televised occasion.
“Via totally different segments and performances, this system will spotlight the energy of our democracy, the perseverance of our individuals, and our capacity to come back collectively throughout making an attempt instances and emerge stronger than ever earlier than,” the press launch reads. “This system will have fun American heroes who’re serving to their fellow Individuals by this disaster, together with frontline staff, well being care staff, lecturers, residents giving again, and those that are breaking boundaries.”
Timberlake revealed he’ll be performing his lately launched observe “Higher Days” with Clemons, describing the invitation to seem on the particular as an “honor” throughout a “At the moment” interview on Wednesday.
Lovato, in the meantime, announced the news on Instagram, writing that she was “left speechless after I was requested to carry out.” The pop star didn’t reveal what track she chosen for the stage, however maybe she’ll debut music inspired by the Capitol riots, which she considerably controversially teased final week.
As for Hanks, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 in March together with spouse Rita Wilson, he’s been one of the crucial seen and outspoken celebrities urging followers to take the coronavirus significantly.
“There’s actually solely three issues we will do as a way to get to tomorrow: Put on a masks, social distance, wash our palms,” Hanks stated at a press conference in June. “These issues are so easy, really easy; if anyone can not discover it in themselves to observe these three very staple items — I simply suppose, disgrace on you,” he added.
The star-studded lineup, in fact, starkly contrasts with the dearth of A-listers at Trump’s personal inauguration celebration in 2016. The inaugural committee on the time struggled to find performers after everybody from Elton John to Celine Dion reportedly turned them down.
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