Music’s biggest stars give jaw-dropping inauguration performances

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks and more stunned the nation on Wednesday in a cross-country celebration for the new Biden administration and a new era in the White House.
3:10 | 01/21/21

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Right now we turn to that spectacular inauguration celebration. Lady gaga kicking off the powerhouse performances and the night ending with that glorious finale featuring Katy Perry that included an incredible fireworks display, T.J., tell us about it. So much talk about how yesterday looked different. So much was different including the entertainment. This time around, the first three performers, you know them, all very to say is gaga, J. Lo and Garth. O say, can you see by -- Reporter: Lady gaga with her showstopping style kicked off Biden administration's inauguration with a show-stopping star-spangled banner. Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there Reporter: Jennifer Lopez also performed a medley of "America the beautiful" and "This land is your lane this land was made for you and me oh, this land Reporter: And recited part of the pledge of allegiance in Spanish. Reporter: Then country music legend Garth brooks with an a cappella version of "Amazing grace". Amazing grace, how sweet the sound Reporter: And then overnight more of music's biggest stars putting on a virtual cross-country celebration and continuing Biden's theme of hope and unity. Better day, better days, better days Reporter: From Justin Timberlake to Jon bon jovi. Here comes the sun I say it's all right Reporter: And John legend. This whole world is a new world and a bold world for me Reporter: It was a night of music and tributes to America's heroes. But tonight we ponder the United States of America. Reporter: Celebrating America host Tom Hanks recognized the people getting the country through turbulent times including teachers, delivery drivers and health care workers. even brighter than the -- Reporter: Then the day going out with a bang 'cause, baby, you're a firework, come on show 'em what you're worth Reporter: The newly sworn in president and vice president treated to a stunning firework display complete with miss firework herself, Katy Perry. 'Cause, baby, you're a firework Garth brooks, he spent a lot of time here with us. We know he's excitable but up on stage after his performance, he hugged every former vice president he could find. He has no mask on. Now, they were required to have covid tests ahead of time. They do not recommend this. People laughed at it but don't recommend this. Everybody was tested within 48 hours before going on that stage. All right, T.J.

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