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‘Celebrating America’ primetime special unites people on social media

President Joe Biden’s inauguration concert called “Celebrating America” kicked off Wednesday night with Bruce Springsteen opening with his song, “Land of Hope and Dreams” and ending with Katy Perry singing “Firework” along with a spectacular fireworks show in Washington D.C.’s National Mall.

The almost-two-hour event hosted by Tom Hanks showcased musical talent from all over the United States with some of the country’s heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. People took to social media to share their thoughts about all the musical performances and guests who performed live and in pre-tapped segments.

We broke down each section of the special with reactions from Twitter users from beginning to end. These were some of the highlights:

Bruce Springsteen’s performance in front of the Lincoln Memorial:

People tuning in and their thoughts about Hanks:

Many noticed that Hanks may need another layer to survive the cold:

When people saw Dolores Huerta reciting an excerpt from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address:

A surprising cover of the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” by Jon Bon Jovi:

This person after hearing Yo-Yo Ma’s “Amazing Grace” rendition and Joe Biden’s speech:

Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons performance of their song “Better Days” made people emotional:

And Black Pumas just gained new fans after their Austin, Texas performance:

Dave Grohl dedicated the Foo Fighters performance of “Times Like These” to all the teachers and even gave his mom a special shout out:

All the former/current theater kids in America rejoice to hear a rendition of Rent’s “Season of Love” and seeing Manuel Lin-Miranda:

A stand-out moment on Twitter was seeing the Space Station introduction:

Yolanda Adams’ singing “Hallelujah” right before Vice President Kamala Harris’ speech:

John Legend’s Nina Simone cover of “Feeling Good” had many feeling good at home:

After Garth Brooks’ performance gained some approval on Twitter during the inauguration ceremony, people also enjoyed Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard:

The trio Twitter didn’t know they needed: Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr. and Barack Obama:

Demi Lovato’s performance got the first lady and the president dancing:

And last, but not least, Perry’s finale of her hit “Fireworks” featuring actual fireworks:

Source: Orange County Register

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