Beloved Singer Says She’s Willing To Sing At Trump’s Inauguration To Bring America Together

Beloved Singer Says She’s Willing To Sing At Trump’s Inauguration To Bring America Together

Singer Marie Osmond has stated she’d perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration concert, if she were able to.

The 57-year-old had performed at previous inaugural ceremonies, including President Ronald Reagan’s in 1981 with her brother, Donny Osmond.

Marie Osmond Willing To Sing At Trump's Inauguration

Marie Osmond Willing To Sing At Trump’s Inauguration

She cited the reasons of America needing to “unite” and “support our president whether we’re happy or sad,” Yahoo Finance reports.

Osmond added: “We should come together and I think an inauguration should be a time to unite, it really should.”

The singer and actress is referring to the divisive national split between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton versus those of Trump that arose as a result of the contentious November 2016 presidential election.

But Osmond has since stated she will be on vacation during the Jan. 20 inauguration and will not be able to attend.

So far, several A-list stars who have been invited to perform at Trump’s inaugural event have declined, including Sir Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Moby, Celine Dion and most recently, Rebecca Ferguson.

Although Osmond had not been invited to sing at the inauguration, The Beach Boys are reportedly still mulling whether to perform at the inaugural concert, the Daily Mail reports.

A representative for the band said: “The Beach Boys have been asked to perform as part of the inauguration festivities. But no decision has been made at this point as to how or whether they will participate. We will let you know as soon as a decision is final.”

Ferguson stated on Jan. 10 that she had declined to participate at the ceremony for Trump, dropping a hint that she wasn’t allowed to sing a song of her choice.

The 30-year-old British singer had stated she would participate as long as she could sing the song “Strange Fruit,” a 1939 song originally sung by Billie Holiday.

The song’s lyrics deal with racism in the 1930s in the U.S. and the song is based on an Abel Meeropol poem.

In a statement Ferguson said: “There are many grey areas about the offer for me to perform that I’m unable to share right now, but I will not be singing.”

One of the few entertainers confirmed for the inauguration is Jackie Evancho, a runner up on “America’s Got Talent” from 2010.

She will be singing the national anthem.

Sources: Yahoo Finance, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Marie Osmond via Billboard


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