Politics

Trump Chooses Frank Sinatra For First Dance

| by Jordan Smith

President-elect Donald Trump’s first dance with wife Melania at the inauguration ball will reportedly be to Frank Sinatra’s "My Way."

The Liberty Ball will be opened by jazz singer Erin Boehme performing “Mack the Knife,” Daily Mail reported.

Boehme will be joined by another two unidentified artists for a performance of “My Way.”

There are three inaugural balls over the weekend which Trump is expected to attend. The other two are the Freedom Ball, the largest of the three, and the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball.

The Liberty and Freedom balls will be open to the public. Ticket prices are $50 -- much lower than the several hundred dollars paid by those who wanted tickets to previous inaugural balls.

Tom Barrack, Trump’s inauguration planner, stated last week that the incoming president wanted the inauguration to "be about the people" rather than a "circus-like celebration that's a coronation."

Asked if the Sinatra family supported Trump's use of "My Way," Nancy Sinatra tweeted, "Just remember the first line of the song."

The first line is, "And now, the end is near."

Paul Anka, who wrote the song, was asked to perform at the ball but was unable to do so due to a scheduling conflict.

Other artists who are to play at the event include the Piano Guys, Sam Moore, Tim Rushlow and His Big Band, the Rockettes and Lexi Walker.

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at noon Eastern Time Jan. 20, USA Today reported. He has a schedule of inauguration-related events lasting 48 hours.

These began Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern with a leadership luncheon, before Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery at 3 p.m..

Other highlights include a church ceremony on the morning of Jan. 20 at a church attended by every president since James Madison and tea hosted by outgoing President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, at 9:30 a.m..

Trump will deliver his inaugural address immediately following his oath of office. Later in the afternoon, he may sign some executive orders when he arrives at the White House.

Sources: Daily Mail, USA Today / Photo credit: Flickreel

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