Lady Gaga sings the national anthem, JLo performs 'This Land is Your Land' - All that happened at Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially sworn in as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect on January 20 at the U.S. Capitol. A 90-minute program, titled Celebrating America, was organised and Tom Hanks turned host for the same. The inauguration ceremony witnessed big profile guests including former President, Barack Obama, and former first lady, Michelle Obama. The swearing-in ceremony also hosted star-studded performances by celebrities like Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.
Lady Gaga arrived to sing the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. Jennifer performed This Land is Your Land and America the Beautiful. On the other hand, country singer Garth Brooks sang Amazing Grace.
22-year-old Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to read her own poem, The Hill We Climb, at the presidential inauguration since 1961. She completed the poem after the Capitol riot this month. "We've learned that quiet isn't always peace and the norms and notions of what just is, isn't always justice. And yet the dawn is hours before we knew it, somehow we do it, somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished," she read.
Celebrities like Jennifer, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Lady Gaga shared pictures and selfies from the inauguration ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, multiple Supreme Court justices (including all three appointed by President Trump), and former Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. Due to security concerns, the presidential parade from the US Capitol to the White House through Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall in Washington, DC, was cancelled. A televised event, termed as a virtual 'Parade Across America', will be held once Biden steps into the White House.
Biden became the 46th president of The United States of America while Kamala is the first female, first Black and first South Asian-American Vice President of the US.