BEYONCE, JAY-Z, EVA LONGORIA, KATY PERRY AMONG GUESTS AT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION
Beyonce and Jay-Z led the way as the stars turned out in force to support President Barack Obama at his inauguration on Monday.
A loud cheer welcomed the 31-year-old singer and her rapper husband as they made a grand entrance at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
The pair both wore grey and had matching fur coats for the occasion and stopped to chat with Rev. Al Sharpton.
After watching Obama's second inauguration, Beyonce stepped onto the podium herself to belt out The Star Spangled Banner.
With huge emeralds glinting on her ears, and her finger, the beauty looked moved as she gave a passionate performance.
She had earlier shared snaps of her rehearsals on Instagram.
Musicians Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor were present, both preparing to perform at the inaugural ceremony.
'I think it's going to be the coolest thing ever to look back with my grandkids and go: “I was a part of that and I'm proud of that. I'm not ashamed of that,”' Clarkson said in a recent interview.
Kelly once said she was a fan of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, but she says she voted for Obama twice.
Kelly performed My Country 'Tis Of Thee at Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's swearing in ceremony after Obama took the oath of office.
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Mana, Usher and Brad Paisley will later take to the stage at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball.
Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Anthony will also perform.
Actress Eva Longoria was seated on the platform outside the Capitol, sharing a picture of her insiders view on Twitter.
Also seated in the crowd were long-term Obama supporter, the singer Katy Perry, wearing an orange coat, and her boyfriend John Mayer.
And former Boston Celtics great Bill Russell was in the crowd, too.
Celebrities have been a big part of Obama's strategy to attract voters. Bruce Springsteen is a regular supporter, as is Perry, Lena Dunham, Scarlett Johansson, Jay-Z and dozens of others.
While not all of Obama's star supporters could be present at the inauguratiuon, there were plenty of stirring tributes posted on Twitter.
- Mail Online