President Obama’s Second Term Inauguration Went Ga-Ga With Hollywood Biggies Joining The Prestigious Ceremony(VIDEO)
This year’s inauguration ceremony had a feel of hollywood as Barack Obama inaugurated his second term as the President of The United States of America.
Beyonce and rapper husband Jay-Z led the way with other stars as they were welcomed with a loud cheer when they made a grand entrance at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to support President Barack Obama at his inauguration on Monday.
The ceremony was started with musical performance by James Taylor, strumming his guitar and singing “America the Beautiful.” Kelly Clarkson followed with a different arrangement of “My Country Tis of Thee.” UK viewers may have found the song familiar as it is set to the British national anthem ‘God Save The Queen.’ “We came up with a really cool arrangement for it and I really love the lyrics,” Kelly said.
Then 31 year old Beyonce was introduced and the crowd again roared its approval. She heated up Washington with performance of “Star-Spangled Banner.”
“ Vice President Biden and I are honoured to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the inaugural ceremony.” President Obama said. “Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country.”
Beyonce has been a very vocal champion of President Obama and on Monday she was repaid for her support with the ultimate honour of performing at his second inauguration.
Beyonce stepped onto the podium herself to belt out “The Star Spangled Banner.” With huge emeralds glinting on her ears, and her finger, the beauty looked moved as she gave a passionate performance. She had earlier shared snaps of her rehearsals on Instagram.
The singer was dressed for the special occasion in an Emilio Pucci black velvet and chiffon beaded cutout long-sleeved gown from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. She and her husband Jay Z wore matching fur coats and stopped to chat with Rev. Al Sharpton.
Kelly Clarkson, who tweeted a picture of the pair together. “Me and B just hangin’ out…don’t worry about it,” she wrote. She sang My Country ‘Tis Of Thee at Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s swearing in ceremony after Obama took the oath of office.
Katy Perry and John Mayer sat side-by-side, with Perry in an orange-striped coat and wide hat, and Mayer in dark sunglasses. Singer-songwriter Kesha was there, too.People flocked to the colorful pop star, snapping photos. And Perry did the same, taking shots of “Girls” actress and daughter of news anchor Brian Williams, Allison Williams.
Actress Eva Longoria was seated on the platform outside the Capitol after making an appearance at a Kennedy Center performance Sunday night. Perry sang at the children’s concert the night before.