Update: Paul Anka is saying that he ultimately had to decline because of “family obligations.” Ahem.
Though it has not yet been confirmed, it appears that Donald Trump has been able to dig up the old bones of a pseudo-celebrity and roll him out to sing at his inauguration. Paul Anka, who is mostly known for writing other people’s songs (Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” for instance) will sing “My Way,” a song he originally wrote for Frank Sinatra. However, Anka is expected to tailor these new lyrics to Donald Trump. Anka joins an all-star shortlist of performers who have already been confirmed, including Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (minus the woman who quit) and The Rockettes (minus all the dancers who have refused).
One person who will not be performing, despite rumors leaking in recent days that he might, is R. Kelly, who amusingly shut down the rumor with a message printed on a golden yellow background.
End.— R. Kelly (@rkelly) January 13, 2017
It’s funny because urine.
Marie Osmond also clarified that she would not be performing, despite some rumors to the contrary.