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Lady Gaga Performs Soul-Stirring National Anthem Rendition At Joe Biden's Inauguration

Cole Delbyck
·2-min read

Lady Gaga delivered a stirring rendition of the national anthem for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday morning.

Putting her powerhouse vocals on full display, the music superstar pulled off a soul-baring and vocally impeccable performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the swearing-in ceremony on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Dressed in a custom red and blue Schiaparelli gown with a braided black-and-blonde updo, the singer paired the look with an oversized gold dove carrying an olive branch pinned to her chest.

Before her moment at the podium, Gaga addressed the historic nature of the ceremony, which she said “has great meaning” for her.

“My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly,” she wrote. “I will sing to the hearts of all people who live on this land. Respectfully and kindly, Lady Gaga.

The Biden-Harris inaugural committee confirmed last week that Gaga would sing the anthem, with the singer saying at the time she was “deeply honored” by the selection.

Gaga has a well-tested track record of impassioned performances of the anthem, drawing rave reviews for her version of it at the opening ceremony of Super Bowl 50 in 2015.

Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks also performed at the inauguration ceremony ahead of the primetime “Celebrating America” special...

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