Concert Favourites: Michelle Obama And Miley Cyrus
The 'Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future', a teen- and tween concert saw the audience's response to Michelle Obama surpass, even the appearance of teen star Miley Cyrus.
Obama told the audience comprising largely of military families and their children: 'You kids are the future of this great nation. We need every American to serve their community, including our young people,' asking the children to do volunteer at homeless shelters, visit the elderly or write letters to U. S. troops.
Cyrus, dressed in a formal red gown, performed her inspirational song, 'The Climb' and complimenting her Disney TV alter ego, Hannah Montana fans, the Obama girls daughters, said: 'You girls must be awfully proud of your dad and so am I,' inviting her father, Billy Ray Cyrus to join her on stage. The audience cheered loudly as Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter sang 'Ready, Set, Don't Go', together.
Going into the audience Cyrus quizzed the children in the audience on some history, as comedian George Lopez joked with the crowd, and introduced Keke Palmer, while Rosario Dawson introduced Demi Lovato, who wearing skinny jeans and a sequined blazer sang her single 'La La Land', to the excited crowd. Jamie Foxx led a sing-along of 'America the Beautiful', as Cyrus after changing into more casual clothes, returned to sing her anti-paparazzi 'Fly on the Wall' and her hit song 'See You Again'.
Lucy Liu, Queen Latifah was there, while Corbin Bleu performed his Michael Jackson-inspired performance. Bow Wow sang 'Marco Polo' and 'Thank You', without Soulja Boy Tell 'em, asking the audience to light up their cell phones or raise glow sticks to set the mood. Usher recited a little of Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The last performance of the night, The Jonas Brothers got Michelle Obama, wearing a sparkly blue dress and mustard-yellow cardigan dancing, as they played a rocked-up version of 'Lovebug', their new single 'Tonight', bringing the house down with 'Burnin' Up', and asked Malia and Sasha to come on stage and enjoy themselves like the schoolgirls they are.