Due to pressure from the left, many performers have been unwilling to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
But Trump has just landed an act that is loved worldwide…the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Utah-based choir, which has performed at past inaugurations for George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, confirmed it will perform during the Jan. 20 ceremony.
“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a great tradition of performing at the inaugurals of U. S. presidents,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in a statement. “Singing the music of America is one of the things we do best. We are honored to be able to serve our country by providing music for the inauguration of our next president.”
There were rumors that Andrea Bocelli would be performing at the inauguration, but that’s not the case. Page Six claimed that Bocelli backed out over fears of a fan backlash, while the inauguration committee, again, disagreed.
“The Bocellis came to him and said, ‘Look, if it would be helpful to you, if you would like us to perform, we would consider it,’ ” inauguration committee chairman Thomas J. Barrack explained in a CNBC interview. “And Donald said: ‘You don’t need to. We’re not in that kind of a framework. Thanks very much for the offer. You’re my friend. You are always welcome at the White House.’ ”