Preparation for the Donald Trump inauguration day isn’t going too smoothly, as his team scramble to find prominent artists to perform at the event.
Don’t worry Donald. We’ve got you covered. Just hire an awesome function band, or better yet just do karaoke. A lip-sync battle between the parties sounds like the best first day on the job ever…
January 20, 2017. For many of us, it’s just another day.
But for our neighbours across the pond, it will (likely) go down in history as the day Trump got the keys to the White House.
Yes – it’s the Donald Trump inauguration day. On this day, Mr Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
The inauguration day is also synonymous with celebration. Think of it as the country throwing one massive ‘congrats on moving house’ party!
Party in the USA
It’s a great honour to perform to the person who will become one of the most powerful people on the planet. High-profile guests and renowned performances from some of the world’s greatest talent have attended past inauguration ceremonies.
Barack had Beyonce.
Clinton got Michael Jackson.
And Nixon managed to get James Brown to perform – even though he purportedly voted for the Democrats.
Trump? Well, let’s just say artists aren’t exactly jumping at the chance to perform for him.
Return to Sender
The president-elect (as ever) has been making headlines, this time over the lack of willing participants to play at his inauguration performance.
Various stories in the media state his team have approached many artists who have declined the offer. Reportedly, big names including Elton John, Céline Dion and Italian artist Andrea Bocelli have all turned down the invite to perform. What’s more, Trump can’t even bag a cover band or tribute act. A Bruce Springsteen cover band cancelled their performance out of ‘respect and gratitude to Bruce.’
It was no secret, that during his candidacy for president, Mr Trump deeply divided opinions, and ruffled more than a few feathers. Scores of celebrities publicly stated their opposition for Trump on social media and in the press.
So who will be performing at the inauguration celebration?
So it seems Trump and his Vice-President Mike Pence won’t be belting out a duet from the Grease soundtrack. Shame.
It looks like Mr Trump’s inauguration committee have managed to book some performers. The lineup reportedly includes, former America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho, country singer Toby Keith and YouTube sensations The Piano Guys.
The Beach Boys were approached in December, but are still yet to make a decision. Better RSVP quick boys, you’ve only got two days.
Who do you think would be the perfect performer for the Donal Trump inauguration day? No rude answers please…