Lady Gaga will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" followed by Lopez, who will likely perform some of her biggest hits. The program is meant to "spotlight American heroes" and will include performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and Jon Bon Jovi.
The announcement notes that Lady Gaga "worked closely with President-elect Biden's "It's On Us" campaign to address sexual assault on college campuses" during the Obama-Biden administration, and that Lopez and her partner, former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, "have been outspoken about the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Latinos and the need to contain the virus, rebuild the economy, and unify the country".
Andrea Hall, the president of IAFF Local 3920 in Georgia, and the first African American woman in The City of South Fulton Fire Department's history to be promoted to the rank of fire captain, will deliver the pledge of allegiance during the event.
Lady Gaga campaigned for Biden during the 2020 general election.
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"[They] represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation", Allen says. The Presidential Inaugural Committee's streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse, will also carry the program.
Another major change to the inaugural celebration, the traditional parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, will be replaced with a "Parade Across America" - the "reimagined", and largely virtual event that will feature performances in communities across the country.
The event will not be attended by the once again impeached President Trump, making him the first president since Andrew Johnson in the 1800s to do so. The special will be hosted by Tom Hanks and is set to air live on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC from 8:30 p.m.to 10 p.m. ET on January 20.