Tonight’s “Celebrating America” primetime special celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration came to a close with a performance from Katy Perry. Her performance was framed by a truly enormous display of fireworks that surrounded the Washington Monument as Biden, Harris, and their families watched on. Naturally, she sang “Firework.” Watch it happen below.
Performers at tonight’s special included Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake with Ant Clemons, Demi Lovato, and John Legend. The swearing in ceremony earlier in the day featured performances from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Garth Brooks. The day’s events also included a virtual parade that featured a one-time reunion performance from the New Radicals, who did “You Get What You Give.”
Read about Katy Perry on Pitchfork’s list of “The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s.”