Celine Dion is the latest performer believed to have declined an invitation to sing at the president-elect’s inauguration on 20 January, after Elton John, Garth Brooks, and Andrea Bocelli all reportedly turned down the opportunity.
According to TheWrap, a close friend of Trump’s, Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn, had promised the incoming US leader that he could secure a performance from Celine, but wasn’t able to keep his word after she said no.
The only performer currently confirmed to perform is America’s Got Talent’s Jackie Evancho, a classical crossover singer discovered by producer David Foster, who is set to to sing the National Anthem before Trump gives his presidential oath.
However, Boris Epshteyn, communications director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, reportedly told TheWrap via email that: “First class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events.”
We’re waiting with baited breath to see which ‘first class entertainers’ Trump can provide…
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