The list of performers at Donald Trump’s inauguration is slowly, painfully coming together. After just about every prominent musician in the world turned down invitations, Trump now at least has a roster of willing performers, including Jackie Evancho, 3 Doors Down, and, most recently, Sam Moore, of the legendary R&B duo Sam & Dave. But now Trump is really pulling out the big guns. He got Tony Orlando!
If you don’t know who Orlando is — and, honestly, why would you? — he’s a veteran Vegas-style entertainer who used to lead the ’70s group Tony Orlando And Dawn. Their song “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree” went to #1 in 1973. Orlando sang that song at Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign announcement in 2015.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Orlando will perform at Friday night’s Salute To Our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum. It’s free by invitation to members and veterans of the Armed Services, as well as their families. So if you think that Trump isn’t planning to do enough for our veterans, never forget that he brought them Tony Orlando.