Nearly a year ago, Jennifer Lopez was invited to perform at a truly American event: the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. Fast-forward a year later and the singer was awarded the opportunity to give an even more patriotic performance. J. Lo took the podium to deliver a medley of “America The Beautiful” and “This Land Is Your Land” at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
Lopez was escorted to the podium sporting an all-white suit. The singer launched into a touching rendition of “America The Beautiful,” showcasing her octave-climbing vocals. Just before singing her last note, the singer recited the closing lines of the Pledge Of Allegiance in Spanish. “Una nación debajo de dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos,” she said.
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Following the stunning performance, Senator Amy Klobuchar quipped that it was the first time in history that Lopez was the opening act for Chief Justice John Roberts.
Sen. Klobuchar: ‘This is the first inauguration in the history of America where J.Lo was the warm up act for Chief Justice Roberts’ pic.twitter.com/QK8SIP6AOt
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Ahead of her performance, Lopez stopped to take some selfies with some military members who were dispatched to DC. “What an honor to spend a few moments with these brave men and women,” she wrote. “Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I honor you today and everyday. Tomorrow I sing for you and all Americans.”
What an honor to spend a few moments with these brave men and women. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I honor you today and everyday. 🇺🇸 Tomorrow I sing for you and all Americans. ❤️🤍💙 #inauguration2021 pic.twitter.com/xgk64I1bRr
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Watch Lopez perform her “America The Beautiful/This Land Is Your Land” medley at the inauguration above.