Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden 

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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden 

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.Variety reports The Bad Romance hitmaker,

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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.

Variety reports The Bad Romance hitmaker, 34, will perform national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, for the swearing-in ceremony of Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, which will be held on the West front of the U.S. Capitol building.

On The Floor singer Jennifer, 51, is also on-board to perform – before a TV special airs which features Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake.

Oscar-winner Gaga is a long-time supporter of Biden and has been vocal throughout this election season, joining the future president on the campaign trail.

Mr President: Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20 (above Gaga with Biden in 2017)

Mr President: Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20 (above Gaga with Biden in 2017)

She also filmed a controversial campaign video for Biden back in November which showed her wielding a can of beer and rocking a camouflage get-up as she preached to the election’s vital swing states. 

Also joining Gaga and Jennifer at the ceremony will be firefighter Andrea Hall who will lead in the Pledge of Allegiance and first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman who will recite a poem.  

The invocation will be delivered by Father Leo O’Donovan and the benediction by Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman – both of whom are longtime friends of the Biden family. 

Next Wednesday’s inauguration will largely be conducted virtually in keeping with safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Icon: On The Floor hitmaker Jennifer, 51, will also perform at the prestigious event (pictured 2018)

Icon: On The Floor hitmaker Jennifer, 51, will also perform at the prestigious event (pictured 2018)

Support: Oscar-winner Gaga is a long-time supporter of Biden and vocal throughout this election season (pictured with Biden in Pennsylvania in 2020)

Support: Oscar-winner Gaga is a long-time supporter of Biden and vocal throughout this election season (pictured with Biden in Pennsylvania in 2020)

Moment in history: On January 2020 Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris will move to the White House, replacing Donald Trump and Mike Pence

Moment in history: On January 2020 Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris will move to the White House, replacing Donald Trump and Mike Pence

Security has also been ramped up amid fears of violence on the day, after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, told Variety: ‘Our first priority is safety – so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans.’  

Tom Hanks will host a primetime TV special to commemorate Joe Biden’s inauguration later that day.

Video: Gaga also filmed a controversial campaign video for Biden back in November which showed her wielding a can of beer and rocking a camouflage get-up as she preached to the election's vital swing states

Video: Gaga also filmed a controversial campaign video for Biden back in November which showed her wielding a can of beer and rocking a camouflage get-up as she preached to the election’s vital swing states

The special, titled ‘Celebrating America’, will air on the evening of January 20, just hours after Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.   

The 90-minute extravaganza will additionally feature musical performances by Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake.   

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are also set to make a special appearance on screen, according to Variety.

Icon: Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special called Celebrating America the night of the Joe Biden inauguration

Icon: Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special called Celebrating America the night of the Joe Biden inauguration

 On Wednesday, Timberlake announced on Instagram that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song for the special, titled Better Days.  

‘I actually recorded my final vocals for this song on election night…,’ he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio.

‘I’m very honored to announce we will be performing this song on January 20th for the Presidential Inauguration,’ added Timberlake.

‘We have a long way to go to fix, undo, and rebuild this country… but I hope now, despite the past four years, we are on our way.’

Next big gig: The beloved 64-year-old actor will be introducing such musical acts as Demi Lovato, Variety reports

Justin Timberlake will also perform

Musical acts Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake are set to perform during the special 

Frontline workers and groundbreaking Americans will be among the people emphasized by the celebratory TV special.

Americans’ ability to endure the adversity of the recent national crises will also be a focus as will the endurance of democracy in the country. 

The special will run an hour and a half from 8:30pm to 10:00pm on both coasts on Inauguration Day. 

ABC, NBC and CBS will carry the special on network television while MSNBC and CNN will air it for cable viewers.   

YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch are among the streaming services that will run the special live.

The Fox streamer NewsNow will run the special, as well DirecTV and U-verse from AT&T and the service Microsoft Bing.

Allen declared: ‘This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United.’ 

He added in a statement: ‘We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program.’   

What a lineup: Jon Bon Jovi , who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special

Dashing: Ant Clemons, pictured in January 2020, is slated to perform as well

What a lineup: Jon Bon Jovi (left), who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special as well Ant Clemons (right)

Speaking at the Democratic hopeful’s Pennsylvania rally in November, Gaga said: ‘I put some country clothes on the other day and said I was voting for Joe because I wear Cabela’s when I’m on a four-wheeler in Pennsylvania.’ 

She added that regardless of the opinions held by the opposing part, she ‘will not be told what I can and cannot wear to endorse our future president.’

‘So this is what I have to say about that… I may not always look like you. But I am you. We are each other,’ concluded the blonde bombshell, who went on to perform her 2011 hit You And I.

After Biden won the election, she tweeted: ‘Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen…

‘Nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA.’ 

The Secret Service,  the FBI and the National Guard are among 50 agencies and private companies that have formed a ‘Multi-Agency Command Center’ (MACC) to fortify Washington, D.C. ahead of next week’s inauguration.

Terrifying: The Secret Service, the FBI and the National Guard are among 50 agencies and private companies  acting to protect the inauguration after the Capitol was attacked by MAGA  supporter last week (pictured)

Terrifying: The Secret Service, the FBI and the National Guard are among 50 agencies and private companies  acting to protect the inauguration after the Capitol was attacked by MAGA  supporter last week (pictured)

The task force met for the first time on Wednesday at the Secret Service’s Washington field office where hundreds of people will work in 12-hour shifts to protect the city amid three new violent threats against the Capitol, which was attacked by a mob of MAGA supporters last week.  

Up to 15,000 National Guard members will also be on hand to protect D.C.   

At least 10,000 of those troops will be in place by Saturday with the remaining 5,000 on standby. 

Fences have been erected outside the Capitol Building, The White House and the Supreme Court, while road closures in the are have now gone into effect. 

The beefed-up security measures come as authorities revealed three separate plots to attack the Capitol ahead of the inauguration, including one described as the ‘largest armed protest in American history.’  

Goodbye: After refusing to concede victory to Biden and launching multiple lawsuits over 'electoral fraud', current president Donald Trump  has accepted defeat to Biden

Goodbye: After refusing to concede victory to Biden and launching multiple lawsuits over ‘electoral fraud’, current president Donald Trump  has accepted defeat to Biden

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