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Celine Dion reportedly turned down Donald Trump inauguration

Only one semi-famous act has been confirmed

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 22 December 2016 13:29 GMT

Donald Trump’s inauguration line-up has become a joke, with no big-name stars accepting his invitation to play the esteemed gig (tickets for which cost $350).

Previously, it was revealed Elton John, country star Garth Brooks, and opera singer Andrea Bocelli had all turned down the President-elect’s celebratory bash.

We can now add Celine Dion of decliners. According to The Wrap, Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn promised Trump the "Power of Love” singer would make an appearance, but failed to deliver.

So far, it has been confirmed that 16-year-old Jackie Evancho, an America’s Got Talent contest, will play the “Make America Great! Welcome Celebration”.

Reports have also detailed how Trump is growing increasingly annoyed that A-Listers won’t play his inauguration, going as far to order a “Hail Mary” shake-up of his recruiters.

Commenting on the situation, Boris Epshteyn, communications director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, said: “First class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events. The inauguration as a whole will be an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy.”

In a separate interview, the Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee basically admitted that no-one wants to play the inauguration.

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