Five years ago, if you had asked me which pop star would be the most vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, I never would have guessed Katy Perry. Katy has been I’m-With-Her-ing for months and months now. Katy has traveled for campaign rallies, performed at and attended fundraisers, and she was given a prime spot to speak and perform on Day 4 of the DNC. And you know what? I don’t hate any of it. So many pop stars – especially pop stars as popular and well-known as Katy – would ordinarily refuse to become the pop-star face of a campaign. They wouldn’t want to alienate half of their fanbase. So I like and respect Katy more for being unapologetically political this year.
Here’s the video of Katy’s speech and her performance of “Rise” (her Olympic anthem) and “Roar.” I don’t know, you guys… I thought she sounded really good? Like, suddenly her voice sounds pretty great here.
See? I liked what she said. I think that out of all of Hillary’s celebrity endorsers, Katy really might get some millennials to give Hillary another look. Not too shabby for a nothingburger.
And in case you were wondering, Orlando Bloom was there too, in the audience. He was caught in some cutaways, and you could see him filming Katy’s performance on his phone like a dweeb. It was cute though – I can’t believe they’re still happening. What’s it been? About seven months now – they started hooking up in January.
Oh, and Katy’s dress was by Michael Kors. She got the memo about wearing an American designer!
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