Celine Dion refuses to sing at Trump’s inauguration
Celine Dion is refusing to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The French Canadian star has reportedly turned down an invite to perform at the historic event.
According to TheWrap, she was offered a slot in the show as one of the A-List performers to bring in the new president.
Mark Burnett, the man who is leading Donald Trump’s inauguration plans and producer of Celebrity Apprentice, is said to have wanted the star.
Trump’s friend and Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn had promised to deliver the French Canadian hitmaker for the January 20 event.
But plans were ruined when the star simply refused.
She joins the likes of Elton John who have already refused to sing at the president-elect’s inauguration.
According to one Hollywood insider, many of those approached have said they do not want to “normalise” Trump’s presidency.
Trump’s team denied it’s having any issues booking top artists.
“First class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events,” Boris Epshteyn, communications director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee told TheWrap in an email on Wednesday.
“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.”
A spokesman for Wynn denied the claims, saying “Mr. Wynn was not asked to book specific performers for the inauguration, nor did he ever a make a commitment to find specific performers.”