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After the swearing in of both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on January 20, the brand-new administration got to work. Biden instantly signed over a lots executive orders, reversing some of the previous administration’s, and carried out a mask mandate for federal staff members, recommitted the United States to the Paris environment agreement, paused student loan payments until September 30, and more.

On Wednesday night, Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded, post-parade nighttime special called Celebrating America, a success lap for the brand-new administration that doubled as a homage to America’s frontline employees. And none were more rapturous than Demi Lovato and Katy Perry.

Lovato’s twilit efficiency in front of a (digital) purple sky refined in on dancing, as she brought her cool take on Expense Withers’s “Lovely Day” to life. Rocking a beige match with a brand-new shorter haircut, Lovato anchored the disco-tinged song to sparkly life with a little assistance from videoed-in performances from health care workers, some of whom played guitar and piano along with the track.

” It was an absolute HONOR to perform tonight for our @POTUS, @VP, & the totality of our United States of America ❤,” Lovato tweeted. “This is a night I will ALWAYS REMEMBER. Thank you to everyone who joined me to sing ‘Beautiful Day’ by the late Costs Withers. Such a motivating night.”

Prior to the night concluded– and prior to Hanks became in icicle hosting the telecast outside in the chilly Washington, D.C. evening air– everybody knew there would be fireworks. And what much better method to call them in than with a tune that’s the acoustic equivalent of a firework: Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

In a grand, let’s- return-to-normalcy gesture, the sky above the National Mall and the Washington monolith lit up in a cavalcade of color, all as Perry belted out her signature 2010 pop-EDM anthem– and all as the President and First Lady viewed and praised from their balcony.

Relive all the glory in the videos above.

  • Pop
  • Music
  • Katy Perry
  • Demi Lovato


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