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Tom Hanks will host Joe Biden inauguration special where Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake will sing

Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special called Celebrating America to commemorate Joe Biden’s inauguration, which will take place on January 20 at noon, making Biden the 46th President of the United States.

The beloved 64-year-old actor introduces musical acts such as Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, Variety reports.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who were sworn in as president and vice president next Wednesday, will also make an appearance.

Icon: Tom Hanks hosts a primetime TV special called Celebrating America the night of the Joe Biden inauguration

Icon: Tom Hanks hosts a primetime TV special called Celebrating America the night of the Joe Biden inauguration

Jon Bon Jovi, who also sang at a concert ahead of President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, will also be part of the new special, as will Ant Clemons.

The inauguration itself will largely take place in accordance with security protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In the wake of a mob of Trump supporters storming the Capitol last week, multiple states have also pledged to send National Guard troops to ensure security.

Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, said: “ Our number one priority is safety – so while many of us will watch safely from home, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership working. for and represents all Americans. ‘

Next big gig: The beloved 64-year-old actor introduces musical acts like Demi Lovato, Variety reports

Next big gig: The beloved 64-year-old actor introduces musical acts like Demi Lovato, Variety reports

Here it is: Justin Timberlake will also be performing

Here it is: Justin Timberlake will also be performing

Side by side: the beloved 64-year-old actor introduces musical acts like Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, Variety reports

Timberlake announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special.

‘I actually recorded my last vocals for this song on election night …’, he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio.

“I am very honored to announce that we will be performing this song on January 20th for the Presidential Inauguration,” Timberlake added.

“We have a long way to go to repair, undo and rebuild this land … but I hope now, despite the past four years, we’re on the road.”

Veep: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who were sworn in as president and vice president next Wednesday, will also make an appearance

Veep: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who were sworn in as president and vice president next Wednesday, will also make an appearance

Veep: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who were sworn in as president and vice president next Wednesday, will also make an appearance

The man himself: the inauguration itself will largely take place in accordance with security protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

The man himself: the inauguration itself will largely take place in accordance with security protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

The man himself: the inauguration itself will largely take place in accordance with security protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Frontline workers and pioneering Americans will be among those highlighted by the celebratory TV special.

Americans’ ability to weather the setbacks of the recent national crises will also be a concern, as will the endurance of democracy in the country.

The special will run on the Inauguration Day for an hour and a half from 8.30 pm to 10 pm on both coasts, hours after the actual swearing-in.

ABC, NBC and CBS will broadcast the special on network television, while MSNBC and CNN will broadcast it for cable viewers.

What a lineup: Jon Bon Jovi, who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special

What a lineup: Jon Bon Jovi, who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special

Dashing: Ant Clemons, pictured in January 2020, will also be performing

Dashing: Ant Clemons, pictured in January 2020, will also be performing

What a line-up: Jon Bon Jovi (left), who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, will also be part of the new special Ant Clemons (right)

YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch are among the streaming services that will run the special live.

Fox streamer NewsNow will run the special, along with AT & T’s DirecTV and U-verse and Microsoft Bing’s service.

Allen stated, “This inauguration offers a unique opportunity to showcase the resilience and spirit of an America United.”

He added in a statement: “ We have witnessed countless heroes taking to the front lines over the past year and serving their fellow Americans, so we tell their stories, spread their collective light, celebrating the best of our country. and its people. primetime program. ‘

Incoming: Timberlake announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special.

Incoming: Timberlake announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special.

Incoming: Timberlake announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons co-wrote a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special.

Trade secret: 'I actually recorded my last vocals for this song on election night ...', he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio

Trade secret: 'I actually recorded my last vocals for this song on election night ...', he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio

Trade secret: ‘I actually recorded my last vocals for this song on election night …’, he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio

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