- The President-elect has not announced major acts for his big day
- Here's who is booked so far
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Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has for decades hobnobbed with famous faces -- A-list models, actors and musicians.
Talladega Marching Tornadoes
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The day before: Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood
Who has turned it down, and who is still considering?
- Reports emerged that Sir Elton John had agreed to perform at the Inauguration, but representatives for the artist said he would not play.
- The Beach Boys also said they were invited to perform, but as of early January had not publicly announced their decision.
- Rebecca Ferguson, a former runner up on the UK's "X-Factor" show, said she was offered an invitation to perform, but she said she would only do so if she could sing "Strange Fruit," a song she said "speaks to all the disregarded and downtrodden black people in the United States." Trump transition team has yet to publicly comment on whether Ferguson would perform.
- Jennifer Holliday, a singer and actress who has starred on Broadway, initially agreed to perform at the pre-Inauguration celebration, but later withdrew after a backlash from her fans. She said in a statement that she would not perform, writing to her fans: "I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement (sic)."
- The 'B Street Band,' a Bruce Springsteen cover band, pulled out of a performance at a New Jersey inaugural gala in deference to Springsteen, a noted Hillary Clinton supporter. In an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin Tuesday, the band's manager and keyboardist, Will Forte, said, "We were caught in a hurricane, just the frenzy was beyond anything we could ever expect."