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Tom Hanks, Katy Perry, John Legend and more praise Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during Celebrating America special


TOM Hanks, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and more stars celebrated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday.

The A-list stars joined forces during the Celebrating American special, which aired just hours after the new president and vice president were sworn into office.

Justin Timberlake performed Better Days at the Celebrating America event

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Justin Timberlake performed Better Days at the Celebrating America eventCredit: Handout – Getty
Katy Perry concluded the night with a powerful performance

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Katy Perry concluded the night with a powerful performanceCredit: AFP or licensors
John Legend gave a powerful performance of Feeling Good

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John Legend gave a powerful performance of Feeling GoodCredit: AP:Associated Press
The night honored Joe Biden becoming the 46th president

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The night honored Joe Biden becoming the 46th presidentCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Hollywood legend Tom Hanks hosted the star-studded lineup of performance, led by pop stars Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, John Legend and Demi Lovato.

Rock and roll icon Bruce Springsteen, kicked off the patriotic event as he belted out his inspirational hit with his E Street Band, Land Of Hope And Dreams.

The Boss sang in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall just before host of the evening, Tom, appeared on screen.

After he performed, Tom, 64, came down from the Lincoln Memorial steps to give a moving speech on unity and hope moving forward.

Tom Hanks hosted the Celebrating America Inauguration event

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Tom Hanks hosted the Celebrating America Inauguration event Credit: AP:Associated Press
Bruce Springsteen kicked off the Celebrating America performances

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Bruce Springsteen kicked off the Celebrating America performances
The Boss performed Land Of Hope And Dreams in front of the Lincoln Memorial

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The Boss performed Land Of Hope And Dreams in front of the Lincoln Memorial
Bruce kicked off the event celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

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Bruce kicked off the event celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Credit: Handout – Getty

Jon Bon Jovi was the next to get behind the mic and did a virtual performance from Miami, Florida of the optimistic Beatles tune, Here Comes The Sun.

Tom then introduced President Biden as he gave a speech commending fellow Americans and particularly thanked members in the military.

Performing virtually, Justin Timberlake took the stage from his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

Bon Jovi performed virtually from Miami, Florida

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Bon Jovi performed virtually from Miami, Florida Credit: Handout – Getty
Joe Biden thanked the military and his fellow Americans at the Lincoln Memorial

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Joe Biden thanked the military and his fellow Americans at the Lincoln Memorial Credit: Handout – Getty
President Biden's Celebrating America took place at the historic Lincoln Memorial

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President Biden’s Celebrating America took place at the historic Lincoln Memorial Credit: Reuters

The Sexy Back hit-maker was joined by singer-songwriter Ant Clemons for an emotional duet of their song, Better Days.

David Grohl paid tribute to teachers- including his mother and Jill Biden- before the Foo Fighters’ performance of the band’s 2002 song Times Like These.

Singer Ant Clemons joined JT from their virtual Memphis performance

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Singer Ant Clemons joined JT from their virtual Memphis performance Credit: Handout – Getty
Dave Grohl dedicated the Foo Fighters' performance to teachers

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Dave Grohl dedicated the Foo Fighters’ performance to teachersCredit: Handout – Getty
The Hamilton star recited a poem about hope

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The Hamilton star recited a poem about hopeCredit: AP:Associated Press
The new vice president also shared a hopeful message with Americans

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The new vice president also shared a hopeful message with AmericansCredit: Handout – Getty

Lin-Manuel Miranda, 41, also took the stage to recite a “classic work” during the event.

The Hamilton star was briefly joined by Biden as they spoke about “history and hope.”

After Harris addressed Americans with a hopeful message, John performed a cover of Feeling Good while outside of the Lincoln Memorial.

The 42-year-old belted out the lyrics as he played the piano at the iconic location.

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, 33, and Tim McGraw, 53, then joined forces to sing Undivided about the country coming together in light of the new presidency.

Demi then took the stage to perform a cover of Bill Withers’ Lovely Day.

John sang outside of the Lincoln Memorial

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John sang outside of the Lincoln MemorialCredit: AP:Associated Press
Kerry introduced segments throughout the special

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Kerry introduced segments throughout the specialCredit: AP:Associated Press
Demi rocked a pink pixie cut during her performance

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Demi rocked a pink pixie cut during her performanceCredit: Handout – Getty

The 28-year-old- who rocked a pink pixie cut- was joined by a number of essential workers and stars that appeared on the screen behind her as they sang backing vocals.

Katy concluded the special by performing her hit Firework as Biden, Harris and their families looked on at a firework show behind the singer.

Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington introduced some of the segments throughout the special.

Eva, 45, and Kerry, 43, were joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dolores Huerta, World Central Kitchen founder Chef José Andrés and the first female MLB general manager Kim Ng. 

Katy belted out Firework as a firework show took place behind her

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Katy belted out Firework as a firework show took place behind herCredit: Handout – Getty

The hour-and-a-half long special aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, while it was also available to stream on the PIC’s YouTube and social media channels.

Additionally, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and NewsNOW from Fox also streamed the event.

The celebration came just hours after the Biden, 78, and Harris, 56, were sworn into office.

The star-studded inauguration included Lady Gaga performing the national anthem, while Jennifer Lopez and country singer Garth Brooks also sang patriotic songs during the historic event.

Biden and his wife Jill enjoyed the show

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Biden and his wife Jill enjoyed the showCredit: Reuters





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