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Céline Dion, 48, reportedly declined President-elect Donald Trump’s invitation to perform at his inauguration ceremony on Friday, Jan. 20, in Washington, D.C.

According to TheWrap, Trump, 70, and his team were unable to secure a booking with the French-Canadian superstar. She has a previously scheduled concert date in Las Vegas on Inauguration Day.


A source told the website that Trump’s friend Steve Wynn promised to get the “My Heart Will Go On” singer on board but failed.

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Country singer Garth Brooks also decline an invite to perform at Trump’s inauguration, according to TheWrap. The outlet also reported that opera star Andrea Bocelli originally agreed to perform, but ultimately changed his mind after feeling pressure from fans.

So far, the only performer confirmed to participate is the “America’s Got Talent” alum Jackie Evancho. The 16-year-old — who was runner-up on 2010’s season 5 of “AGT” — will sing the national anthem at the swearing-in ceremony.

Céline Dion has refused to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration Associated Press, AP Images
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Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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