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Watch Lady Gaga perform the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration

The singer received cheers from the Capitol Hill crowd.

Lady Gaga sings the national anthem before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Associated Press

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Lady Gaga performed a rousing rendition of the national anthem at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration on Wednesday.

The singer, born Stefani Germanotta, received cheers from the crowd outside the U.S. Capitol as she finished her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The inauguration wasn’t Gaga’s first time performing the nation’s anthem on a big stage: She previously sang the anthem prior to Super Bowl 50 in 2016 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

Gaga’s performance was the first of several scheduled performances during the inauguration, with Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks expected to follow with performances later in the ceremony. Also on the docket during the ceremony is a poetry reading from Amanda Gorman.

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In the evening, multiple networks will also air a televised “Celebrating America” special from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hosted by Tom Hanks, the special will feature performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, John Legend, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, and more.

Watch the performance below.

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