(Washington) Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry and the President himself; Some of the stars gathered Wednesday night in Washington to celebrate Joe Biden’s opening in the evening without an audience, aired on major American channels and closed with fireworks.
The event was called “Celebrating America” and replaced each of the traditional balls and concerts that usually animate the federal capital at each opening, which was canceled this year due to the epidemic.
During these 90 minutes many singers followed each other in the air, some recorded elsewhere in the United States, but so did the delivery driver, teacher or 8-year-old volunteer Cavanaugh Bell.
Because the show “is meant to be a tribute to the men and women of this country, it has given this strength and led it through these difficult times,” explained Oscar-winning comedian Tom Hanks.
In front of a monument dedicated to the former American president in Washington, at the foot of the Abraham Lincoln statue, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend or Katy Perry sang, and the new American president once again addressed the nation.
As he did in his inaugural address, the head of state called for “unity,” urging Americans to “come together.”
In the pre-recorded footage, three former U.S. presidents attending Joe Biden’s inauguration pay tribute to American democracy.
Barack Obama, along with George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, said: “As Americans, there are more things that unite us than separate us.
“Mr. President, I want to succeed,” George W. Bush concluded. “Your victory is the victory of our country.”
All of the selected songs have a positive, forward-looking message like “Feeling Good” by Nina Simon and this time performed by John Legend.
The evening was over Fireworks By Katy Perry, the artist sings as the Washington sky lights up with fireworks.
While very large chains aired the show, Fox News was no exception, popular with conservatives, and its star presenters who mocked Joe Biden’s message occupied its programs in this niche.
“Biden’s solemn calls for unity are laughable and utterly dishonest,” said Sean Hannity, the country’s most-watched presenter and strong supporter of Donald Trump. He accused Joe Biden of imposing a very left-wing agenda and seeing Donald Trump as a devil to voters. “It’s bullshit.”