All The Artiste's Who Turned Down Offer To Perform At Trump's Inauguration

They still want Hilary Clinton...

President-elect, Donald Trump, has been described as 'controversial' and many celebrities have openly showed their displeasure after he won the election.

Many of the artiste's invited to perform at his inauguration in nine days time have turned down the offer. 

Metro online news gives us the list:

Celine Dion – turned Trump down

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It has been reported that Steve Wynn, the owner of the Las Vegas hotel Wynn and a long-time Trump supporter promised the president-elect that he would be able to lock down Celine, who is currently performing a residency in town.

But it wasn’t to be, with sources now claiming that Celine straight up said ‘non’ to the request.

Charlotte Church – turned Trump down

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Welsh opera singer was reportedly asked to perform but in a seering take down on social media she rejected his team’s offer – and branded him a ‘tyrant’ at the same time.

Elton John – turned Trump down

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‘Incorrect. He will NOT be performing,’ said Elton’s reps, after Anthony Scaramucci, the member of the presidential transition team, made the claim during an interview on the BBC.

‘There is no truth in this at all,’ the rep added.

That told Trump.

Rebecca Ferguson – turned Trump down 

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British singer Rebecca did consider Trump’s alleged offer but only on one condition – that she be allowed to sing Strange Fruit, ‘a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial’.

However her request was denied – we wonder why – and she confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday that she ‘will not be singing’.

Moby – turned Trump down

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American DJ Moby also turned Trump down… unless the President-elect released his tax returns.

There’s been no update from Trump’s team so we’ll assume that’s a no.

David Foster – turned Trump down

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Ice T – turned Trump down

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Andrea Boccelli – turned down by Trump

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It is thought that the classical singer offered his singing services to Trump but Trump inauguration committee chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. confirmed that Trump said thanks but no thanks.

‘The Bocellis came to him and said, “Look, if it would be helpful to you, if you would like us to perform, we would consider it”. And Donald said: “You don’t need to. We’re not in that kind of a framework. Thanks very much for the offer. You’re my friend. You are always welcome at the White House”,’ Barrack told CNBC.

Dixie Chicks – flat out refused

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Their manager Simon Renshaw cleared up any lingering rumours by admitting it would be the last cheque any one gets if they say yes.

‘If anyone does do it, I hope that the check that they get is in the nine figures,’ he said.

‘Because it’s probably the last check they’re ever going to get…No one is prepared to normalise what is going on in the country right now.’

Adam Lambert – flat out refused

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Adam, who has found fame touring with the remaining members of Queen, admitted that he wouldn’t feel comfortable accepting that pay cheque.

‘I don’t think I would take the money on that one,’ he told the BBC. ‘I don’t think I’d be endorsing that. They might struggle.’

The 1975’s Matt Healy – would consider it

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‘I’ll do it if they give me cash up front. Then watch what would happen. It would be a riot,’ he told BBC.

Garth Brooks – would consider it

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'It’s always about serving. It’s what you do,' Garth told TMZ, even while admitting he hadn’t been asked.

The Beach Boys – would consider it

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In December, a spokesperson for the iconic Pet Sounds group told Billboard: ‘The Beach Boys have been asked to perform as part of the inauguration festivities.

‘But no decision has been made at this point as to how or whether they will participate. We will let you know as soon as a decision is final.’

There has been no update from the Boys yet.

Jackie Evancho – agreed to perform

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So far the only confirmed performer is 16-year-old Jackie, who was a contestant on America’s Got Talent.

‘I am so excited. It’s going to be awesome. I felt really honored to be able to sing for the office. It’s a great honor for me,’ she told The Today Show.

So, only one confirmed performer? How will it go? Let's See.




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