(New York) American comedian Tom Hanks will present a special program, broadcast simultaneously on all major American channels, on the evening of Joe Biden’s inauguration, with musical guests like Jon Bon Jovi or Justin Timberlake, according to several American media.
Asked by AFP, the Biden team did not follow up, but Justin Timberlake and singer Demi Lovato each confirmed both the holding of the event and their presence.
The program was set up by the presidential investiture committee and will replace the usual festivities around the investiture ceremony, put away this year for health and public safety reasons.
In 2009, Aretha Franklin sang at Barack Obama’s first inauguration ceremony.
Bruce Springsteen, U2, Shakira or Stevie Wonder were also produced.
Four years later, the re-elected president had this time been able to count on Beyoncé for the national anthem.
In 2017, Donald Trump, on the other hand, had to be content with less important guests for his ceremony, because he was little appreciated by the entertainment world.
Celebrating america, the special broadcast on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in prime time (8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST), will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC as well as on the committee’s YouTube channel. ‘investiture.
The program is also intended as a tribute to the “heroes” of the past year, marked by the coronavirus pandemic.