Katy Perry shared the stage with many of the biggest names in pop music at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, but it was the “Firework” singer who came out stealing the show.
Perry performed with Usher and the Far East Movement at the star-studded event honoring America’s military families. The event also include Sasha and Malia Obama rocking out with a ballroom full of lucky kids, Billboard noted.
“Now, inauguration is a pretty big deal,” first lady Michelle Obama, who hosted the event along with Jill Biden, told the assembled families at the Washington Convention Center. “But I have to tell you that my very favorite part of this entire weekend is being right here with all of you.” She paid tribute to the sacrifices that military families make, including their kids.
Wearing what appeared to be a vintage swimsuit covered in stars and stripes, Katy Perry sang “Teenage Dream,” “Part of Me,” “Wide Awake,” and then “Firework.” While she sang, a slideshow of President Obama’s time in the Oval Office played on a big screen.
“I’m very proud to be here … and to see the Obamas and the Bidens here for four more years,” Katy Perry said.
Katy Perry has another inaugural date scheduled. On Tuesday she is playing at the Inaugural Ball, along with a number of other top artists. According to Rolling Stone, the event headlined by Lady Gaga will also feature Usher, Fun, and Stevie Wonder. At the swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Beyonce will sing the national anthem while Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will perform “My Country Tis of Thee” and “American the Beautiful,” respectively.