It is not a surprise that a number of pop singers may not want to perform at Donald Trump's Inauguration as the 45th President of the U.S. but it is shocking that there are so many artistes who refused the offer.
Here is the list gathered from newspapers, magazines and the internet of artistes from the 1960's onward who will probably not appear:
Adam Lambert - 2000's
Andrea Bocelli - 1990's
Beyonce - 1990's
Bruce Springsteen - 1960's
Celine Dion - 1980's
Charlotte Church - 1990's
Cher - 1960's
David Foster - 1970's
Dixie Chicks - 1980's (Pix 3)
Garth Brooks - 1980's
Jennifer Lopez - 1980's (Pix 4)
Jon Bon Jovi - 1970's
Kiss - 1970's
Lady Gaga - 2000's
Marie Osmond - 1970's
Mortley Crue - 1980's
Paul Anka - 1960's
Rick Astley - 1980's (Pix 5)
Radio City Rockettes - 1920's (Pix 2)
75% of the singers and groups are from the 60's - 80's, experienced, very popular and crowd gatherers but the uncertainty is in. They might not appear and some confirmed they will not.
Let's listen to one comment, at least, from somebody who was here in Singapore just two years ago.
"Let's see how big the cheque is," he was quoted as saying and with much honesty that is in the gentleman. Rick-rollin' expert Rick Astley added that an American President's inauguration wasn't the right place for a British artiste to be.
Another big name, Paul Anka, who had been asked by Mr Trump personally, could not re-schedule himself for the big night because of personal commitment but it would have been wonderful to hear Anka sing, My Way during the ceremony.
There are some other artistes who will not be appearing but I am not familiar with them. Knowing Mr Donald J. Trump, he may have a few trump cards up his sleeves, so let's wait and see. There are still four days more. He may come up with his Four Aces.
What about you? Would you, as a band or a solo singer and musician, perform for Donald Trump? Why not? Why isn't everyone giving him a chance? After all it's just entertainment for the night. You are not endorsing his political gymnastics.
All information have been taken from the Internet and I cannot be responsible if schedules and artistes' appearance are changed from time to time. Please do not depend on this posting for the evening's inauguration programme.
Images and gif: Google.
You Tube: 1) My Way Paul Anka,
2) Marie Osmond. Top Stories Today (12 Jan 2017).