President-elect Donald Trump claims that he doesn’t want big name performers at his inauguration on January 20.
The former reality star has reportedly been turned down by a number of big name performers, so far only managing to book America’s Got Talent singer Jackie Evancho to perform the national anthem. Evancho came in second place in 2010 on the competition series, a finishing spot we all hoped Donald Trump would share.
Reports that A-list music producer David Foster would be performing and inviting some of his famous friends were refuted by Foster. Plans to perform have also been publicly denied by opera singer Andrea Bocelli and pop superstar Elton John.
Back in 2013, President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included performances from Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, James Taylor, fun., Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Smokey Robinson, Marc Anthony and more. Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton enjoyed a similar line up for her rallies, including Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and Katy Perry.
Trump now says that he’s not interested in having a large scale inauguration party and isn’t inviting big name acts to perform.