Last week, Lady Gaga was tapped to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Biden inauguration. And to the surprise of few, the Chromatica singer didn’t disappoint.
On a bright, sunny, albeit cold day in Washington, D.C., Gaga belted out a stirring rendition of the national anthem that in front of politicians (but no crowd because, you know, COVID).
Ahead of the performance, Gaga said in a tweet that “Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor. I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning. My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly. I will sing to the hearts of all people who live on this land. Respectfully and kindly, Lady Gaga.”