Demi Lovato delivered an uplifting performance at Joe Biden’s star-studded inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
Post the Inauguration Ceremony, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, with their respective families, celebrated the historic day with the ‘Celebrating America’ special event, which was hosted by Tom Hanks.
In addition to Demi Lovato’s performance, fans saw John Legend, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ant Clemons taking the stage. Katy Perry ended the night with a rendition of “Firework”, with a massive display of fireworks.
Demi Lovato’s performance was a rendition of Bill Withers’ classic single, “Lovely Day.” Demi rocked her short pixie hair cut with a beige power suit. Due to Covid restrictions, Demi delivered a televised performance from Los Angeles. Demi Lovato’s performance featured several other faces such as Lin-Manuel Miranda and many health and essential workers.
Demi had already teased about the performance ahead of the swearing in ceremony of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, at the Capitol. Demi wrote, “President @JoeBiden and Madame Vice President @KamalaHarris Flag of United States It is our time to unite, heal, and get to work #Inauguration2021.”
She expressed her excitement by writing, “I’m SO honored to announce that I will be joining @joebiden & @kamalaharris for their special event, Celebrating America,” she wrote on Instagram. “…I was left speechless when I was asked to perform!”
Demi Lovato has been vocal about her political opinions for some time now. In October, she released a controversial political anthem, “Commander in Chief”, taking a dig at then-President Donald Trump.
Demi Lovato faced a lot of criticism post the release of the song, but she claimed to stand by her opinions. “I literally don’t care if this ruins my career. This isn’t about that. My career isn’t about that. I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in. And I’m putting it out even at the risk of losing fans. I’ll take integrity in my work over sales any day,” she told fans on social media at the time.
“I’m too busy being bummed that you expect me, a queer, Hispanic woman, to silence my views, beliefs in order to please my audience. i.e. your family,” she wrote.
The Biden family was present during the performances to celebrate Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony. A glimpse of the New President of America holding his grandson, Beau, has already won the internet.
On Wednesday, Joe Biden swore in as the 46th President of the United States.