Wednesday, January 18, 2017
#ChrisetteMichele to PERFORM at #DonaldTrump's Inauguration! [details]
Many have been asked and many have DECLINED, but ONE BRAVE SOUL has taken the CHECK, I mean CHALLENGE! R&B star, Chrisette Michele WILL be performing at Donald Trump's INAUGURATION on January 20th!!!
via [Daily News]
Singer Chrisette Michele will join the party ushering in Trump's presidency, according to sources close to the festivities.
We're told the deal was reached a week ago, but has been kept "a big secret" because Michele's camp feared the seven days of criticism that would surely lead up the divisive President-elect's big day. They became especially concerned when Jennifer Holliday, who'd committed to performing for PEOTUS last week, withdrew amidst heavy pressure on Monday, citing "a lapse of judgment."
Our insiders say inauguration organizers first reached out to Michele's team asking her to perform the song "Intentional" with singers Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Tye Tribbett — the same trio with whom she did that tune on BET's "Celebration of Gospel" broadcast one year ago. We're told that plan fell apart when at least two of those three singers declined the offer. But, according to our sources, Michele agreed to sing for the Prez so long as she could perform an R&B set.
She will join veteran country warblers Toby Keith, 55, and Lee Greenwood, 74, 81-year-old Motown singer Sam Moore (of "Sam and Dave" fame) and 90s pop-rockers 3 Doors Down in the nation's capital for two days of activities, beginning Thursday. Bruce Springsteen cover band "The B Street Band" was slated to rock out at an inaugural party for Trump in New Jersey, but withdrew last week amid criticism from members of The Boss' actual band.
Now I AM NOT sure how many FANS Chrisette will win over with THIS controversial decision. But FANS are not really CHECKING for her much these days anyways, so DOES IT REALLY MATTER?? Chrisette's most recent effort, 'Milestone', peaked at number seventy-three on US Billboard 200 while reaching top five on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, peaking at number five. Album hasn't charted anywhere else. It was released back in June of 2016.
The BILLS have to be PAID some way, right?? Right.