U.S. President Barack Obama makes an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (R) in Los Angeles, California October 24, 2012. Obama is on a two-day, eight-state campaign swing. (Photo : Reuters)
The 57th inauguration is less than two weeks away and plans for the event are slowly being revealed, including the lineup of performers.
Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor have been confirmed to perform as President Barack Obama's second inauguration, set for Jan. 21 from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol at Washington D.C.
"Vice President Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the Inaugural ceremony," said President Obama. "Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country."
Beyoncé will be performing the National Anthem while Clarkson will sing "My Country Tis of Thee," and Taylor will perform "America the Beautiful."
The selection of the singers included the opinion of President Obama.
Clarkson's song is the same song delivered by Aretha Franklin in 2009 who wore the infamous bow tie hat.
Beyoncé’s performance at the inauguration comes after her performance of “At Last” at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, which featured President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have their first dance.
Taylor has performed for Obama’s campaign events leading up to the 2012 Election Day.
Also confirmed for the inauguration is the invocation speech to be delivered by Myrlie Evers-William, the Inaugual Poem by Richard Blanco, and the Benediction by Reverend Louie Giglio.
Latinos Post will provide live feed to the inauguration on Jan. 21.