Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has lined up another performer for the January ceremony, TheWrap has learned.
The Radio City Rockettes will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the 16-year-old former “America’s Got Talent” alum Jackie Evancho in performing at the Jan. 20 ceremony.
“Americans from all over the country are eager to participate in the inaugural events. Just this week we were excited to announce that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Radio City Rockettes will be taking part in the 58th inaugural,” the inaugural committee’s Director of Communications Boris Epshteyn said in a statement to TheWrap. “The inauguration as a whole will be an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy. We will be releasing further details at the appropriate time.”
As TheWrap previously reported, Trump’s team has had a difficult time lining up performers for the inauguration events next month, going as far as offering ambassadorships for talent bookers who could offer up A-List names. The president-elect himself is so displeased with his team’s inability to book performers that he’s ordered a “Hail Mary” shakeup of his recruiters to try to book performers, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap.
Mark Burnett, who produces “Celebrity Apprentice” with Trump and has been overseeing entertainment for inauguration festivities, has brought in talent recruiter Suzanne Bender, a former “Dancing With the Stars” and “American Idol” booker, to end an effective freeze-out by Hollywood, the insider said.
Performers who are known to have rejected requests include Elton John, country singer Garth Brooks and opera star Andrea Bocelli.