The stars aligned for Hillary Clinton in New York City Wednesday night at a fundraising concert, where she celebrated her strong Super Tuesday performance with some of her famous friends and with her family, former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
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Elton John did an 8-song set, garnering a standing ovation after each classic. The crowd sang along to “Tiny Dancer” and “Your Song." He dedicated his final song of the night, “Still Standing,” to Hillary Clinton, who was in the audience.
Katy Perry concluded the three-hour affair and made her own dedication to the Democratic presidential candidate as she sang “Unconditional."
“I sing this next song for her because I do believe this woman shows unconditional love,” said Perry.
Singer-songwriter Andra Day sang her hit song “Rise Up” and dedicated Sam Cooke’s iconic “Change is Gonna Come” to Clinton. “This next song I want to dedicate to her and to her future,” said Day.
Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Julianne Moore were some of the night’s presenters. Before introducing Chelsea Clinton, Moore told the crowd, “Hillary has always fought for us and now it’s our turn to fight for her.”
Chelsea Clinton also sang her mother’s praises and a hoarse President Bill Clinton, who has aggressively been campaigning for his wife, spoke fondly of meeting his wife 45 years ago this month.
“I want you to stay with her. Nominate her! Thank you!” exclaimed the president as he was joined on stage by Hillary Clinton.
Although her comments were brief, Clinton declared tonight “Super Wednesday,” and added "I’m running for president because I want to break down barriers."
The concert benefited the Hillary Victory Fund. There were 11 sponsors of this fundraiser who gave more than $100,000. The campaign is expected to raise millions of dollars and organizers said most attendees were first-time campaign donors. Tickets ranged from $125 to $2,700.
Clinton spoke earlier in the day at a rally at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan's west side in front of more than 5,000 people.
“The stakes in this election have never been higher and the rhetoric from the other side has never been lower,” said Clinton before taking a jab at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “So we’ve got work to do my friends, but not to make America great again, America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole!”