Lady Gaga is praying Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday "will be a day of peace". The singer, 34, took to Instagram to share the hopeful message with fans ahead of her highly-anticipated performance at the ceremony. Gaga, along with an extensive list of star-studded performers, is set to take to the stage to sing the national anthem as president-elect Biden takes over from Donald Trump. Sharing a powerful snap of herself from inside the Capitol building, the Chromatica hitmaker shared a touching message about her hopes for the historic occasion. Gaga can be seen wearing an all-white ensemble in a bid to symbolise peace, teaming her look up with a face mask.
"I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans. A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear," she wrote alongside the snap. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol," she signed off the post.
Gaga last week admitted she was "deeply honoured" to be invited to perform at the Inaugural celebration. She was asked to perform after helping Mr Biden throughout his presidential campaign last year. After developing a close bond with Mr Biden and soon-to-be vice president Kamala Harris, Gaga's part in the inauguration did not come as a surprise for many. According to Variety, the pop princess will perform The Star Spangled Banner following the swearing in ceremony. Sharing her gratitude for being asked to perform, the singer shared an official announcement on Instagram as she donned a 'Joe' jumper whilst jumping up in the air.
"I am deeply honored to be joining @BidenInaugural on January 20 to sing the National Anthem and celebrate the historic inauguration of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris," she wrote alongside the post.
Amid heightened security following the Capitol Hill riots, the 46th President of the United States will be sworn in at a ceremony vastly different to the leaders that came before him. This year, there will be no crowds of people cheering for the new president and his vice president Kamala Harris from beneath the Capitol terrace. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump will be nowhere to be seen - having fled the city earlier for Florida.
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Ahead of the big day, Fall Out Boy, Cher and Will.i.am were among a host of famous faces that took part in the virtual We The People Concert over the weekend to celebrate the incoming presidency. The hour-long Zoom special, that took place on Sunday, also featured acts from James Taylor, Carole King and Ben Harper. Despite being quite a muted affair, there will still be some music and entertainment on the day as US citizens look forward toward to the new president being sworn in. Jennifer Lopez will also be making an appearance during the official swearing in ceremony.