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    13 Ways The Obama, Trump, And Biden Inaugurations Were Completely Different From Each Other

    From Beyoncé to youth sibling musical group Pelican 212.

    1. Obama's inauguration in 2013: Beyoncé singing the National Anthem

    Beyoncé is sporting long wavy hair and is wearing a long gown as she belts out the song
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    Trump's inauguration in 2017: America's Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho singing the National Anthem

    Jackie is wearing a bedazzled coat as she sings the anthem
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    Biden's inauguration in 2021: Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem

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    2. Obama's inauguration: Kelly Clarkson singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"

    Kelly wore a flared winter coat and a scarf for her performance
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    Trump's inauguration: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "America the Beautiful"

    The choir worse matching white coats and turtlenecks as well as rain ponchos
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    Biden's inauguration: Jennifer Lopez singing a medley of "This Land Is Your Land," "America the Beautiful," The Pledge of Allegiance (in Spanish), and "Let's Get Loud."

    Jennifer Lopez blows a kiss to the crowd after her performance
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    3. Obama's inauguration: James Taylor singing "America the Beautiful"

    James Taylor sings and plays his guitar as former President Obama looks on
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    Trump's inauguration: More Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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    Biden's inauguration: Garth Brooks singing "Amazing Grace"

    Garth Brooks removes his hat as he sings
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    4. The Obamas at their inauguration:

    Former President Obama kisses Mrs. Obama on the side of her forehead as she smiles
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    The Trumps at their inauguration:

    Former First Lady Melania Trump and Donald Trump lean in to kiss one another
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    The Bidens at their inauguration:

    President Joe Biden embraces Dr. Jill Biden as he kisses her after being sworn in
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    5. The Obamas at the inauguration prayer service:

    The Obamas sit next to the Bidens at the prayer service
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    The Trumps at the inauguration prayer service:

    The Trumps and the Pence's hold their hands over their hearts at the prayer service
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    The Bidens at the inauguration prayer service:

    The Bidens, wearing face masks, hold their hands over hearts as they stand at the inauguration prayer service
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    6. President Obama getting sworn in:

    Mrs. Obama smiles at President Obama as she holds two Bibles for his swearing in
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    President Trump getting sworn in:

    Melania Trump stands next to her son Barron as she holds the Bible as President Trump is sworn in
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    President Biden getting sworn in:

    Dr. Jill Biden and President Biden directing their attention to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
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    7. Obama's inauguration performer: Jennifer Hudson

    American flags line the background as Jennifer Hudson sings
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    Trump's inauguration performer: Tim Rushlow and his Big Band

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    Biden's inauguration performer: Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw sports his signature black cowboy hat as he performs
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    8. Obama's inauguration performer: Stevie Wonder

    Stevie stands behind his piano as he sings to the crowd
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    Trump's inauguration performer: This singer, Erin Boheme

    Erin raising an arm as she performs in a long, v-cut gown
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    Biden's inauguration performer/host: Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial
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    9. Obama's inauguration performer: Brad Paisley

    Brad Paisley plays his guitar and sings with his band
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    Trump's inauguration performer: Youth sibling musical group Pelican 212

    The members of the musical group playing trumpets
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    Biden's inauguration performer: Katy Perry

    Katy Perry, in a dramatic dress with a long cape, sings at the Lincoln Memorial
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    10. Obama's inauguration performer: Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys singing at her piano
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    Trump's inauguration performer: Tony Orlando

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    Biden's inauguration performer: Bruce Springsteen

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    11. Obama's inauguration performer: John Legend

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    Trump's inauguration performer: Musical group the Piano Guys

    The Piano Guys standing around a single piano as they perform
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    Biden's inauguration performer: Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi performing on a pier
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    12. The Obama family:

    President and Mrs. Obama embracing as their two daughters look on
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    The Trump family:

    The Trump family on stage at an inaugural ball
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    The Biden family:

    The Biden family walking down the street during the Inaugural Parade
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    13. The Obamas' first dance:

    President and Mrs. Obama smile at one another during their first dance
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    The Trumps' first dance:

    President Trump gives a thumbs up gesture and Melania waves to the crowd
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    The Bidens — well, they didn't get a first dance:

    The Bidens, while wearing face masks, stand on a White House balcony to watch a fireworks show at the end of the virtual inauguration concert
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