Beyonce to sing ”At Last” for Obamas first dance at inauguration

January 17th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI  


New York, Jan 17 (ANI): Singer Beyonce Knowles will be singing ”At Last” for Barack and Michelle Obama’’s first dance at the inauguration ball, it has been confirmed.

Aptly chosen, the song was to be kept under wraps as per the Presidential Inaugural Committees decision, however, the singer disclosed the secret in an interview on Entertainment Tonight.

“To sing ”At Last” while [the Obamas] have their first dance is a dream come true, The New York Daily News quoted her as saying on the show.

And now, a representative for Beyonce confirmed the song choice on January 16.

Beyonce had recorded her version of the Etta James standard for her portrayal of James in last year’’s film “Cadillac Records,” and will now present her rendition to welcome the first black President into office.

The Baby Boy singer is part of the celeb-packed lineup at the official Neighborhood Ball, which include names like her husband Jay-Z,, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Sting, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5.

Other A-listers like Denzel Washington, Jessica Alba, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ray Romano, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah and Kate Walsh, will also be seen in attendance.

The event will be televised on ABC.

In an interview in November, Knowles, a proud Obama supporter, volunteered to be part of the inauguration ceremony, saying: “Whatever they want if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I”m there, and I”m ready.” (ANI)

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