WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce drew a loud cheer at the inauguration Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem. But in the role she played four years ago singing for the president and first lady at the inaugural ball was her "Dreamgirls" co-star Jennifer Hudson.
If President Barack Obama's first inaugural theme seemed to be summed up by Beyonce's "At Last," this time it was Hudson's version of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."
Hudson was among the entertainment at Monday night's inaugural balls at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, joined by Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, who modified her hit "Girl on Fire" to sing "He's the president and he's on fire ... Obama's on fire. Obama's on fire."
The crowd at the official Inaugural Ball joined in with the Grammy-nominated fun. anthem "We Are Young."
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill danced to Jamie Foxx's rendition of Ray Charles' "I Can’t Stop Loving You."
At the Inaugural Ball, staunch Obama supporter Stevie Wonder entertained the crowd with his hits "Sir Duke" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours." Fun. performed “Some Nights” and “We Are Young.”
This was the scheduled lineup for the two official balls:
Inaugural Ball (Halls A, B & C)
Inaugural Ball (Halls D & E)
Far East Movement
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