It’s a “star”-spangled special.
The upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US president will conclude in star-studded style — with a primetime TV special hosted by Tom Hanks and featuring performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons.
“This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United [the recently-announced theme of the celebration],” said Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a statement.
The 90-minute patriotic program, dubbed “Celebrating America,” will feature segments and performances highlighting “the strength of our democracy, the perseverance of our people, and our ability to come together during trying times and emerge stronger than ever before,” according to a press release. The inaugural special will celebrate American heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic from healthcare workers to citizens giving back, and those who are breaking barriers.
“We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the frontlines