The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) introduced Thursday that Lady Gaga will sing the nationwide anthem at President-elect Joe Biden’s and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. Jennifer Lopez can even carry out through the 59th inaugural swearing-in ceremony.
Father Leo J. O’Donovan, former president of Georgetown University and a buddy of the Biden household, will lead the invocation. Andrea Hall, who’s president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920 in Georgia and the primary African American girl in her fireplace division’s historical past to be promoted to Fire Captain, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Amanda Gorman will do a poetry studying and Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman will give the benediction.
In addition to the daytime inauguration occasion, there can even be a primetime particular known as “Celebrating America,” PIC introduced. It will likely be hosted by Tom Hanks.
Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi and others will carry out. The particular will highlight American heroes and air reside on main networks at 8:30 p.m. ET on January 20.
Usually, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) would distribute 200,000 tickets for the official inaugural ceremonies on the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress would additionally distribute tickets to constituents.
However, attributable to well being dangers through the coronavirus pandemic, invites will likely be restricted to members of Congress and one visitor.
“The JCCIC, in consultation with diversified public health and medical experts and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, has determined that this global pandemic and the rise in COVID-19 cases warranted a difficult decision to limit attendance at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies to a live audience that resembles a State of the Union,” Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a md of the committee, stated in a press launch.