American comedian Tom Hanks will present a special program, broadcast simultaneously on all the major American channels, on the evening of Joe Biden’s inauguration,
Asked by AFP, the Biden team did not follow up, but Justin Timberlake and singer Demi Lovato have each confirmed both the event and their presence.
The program was set up by the presidential investiture committee and will replace the usual festivities around the investiture ceremony, put away this year for health and public safety reasons.
In 2009, Aretha Franklin sang at Barack Obama’s first inauguration ceremony.
Also produced Bruce Springsteen, U2, Shakira or Stevie Wonder.
Four years later, the re-elected president had this time been able to count on Beyoncé for the national anthem.
In 2017, Donald Trump, on the other hand, had to be content with a second or even third knife for his ceremony, because he was little appreciated by the entertainment world.
“Celebrating America”, the special broadcast Wednesday, January 20 on primetime (8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST), will be televised on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, as well as on the nomination committee’s YouTube channel. .
The program is also intended as a tribute to the “heroes” of the past year, marked by the coronavirus pandemic.
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