Katy Perry Performs 'Rise,' 'Roar' at the Democratic National Convention: Watch

Katy Perry
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Katy Perry performs on stage during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia. 

Katy Perry took the stage on the final day of the Democratic National convention to perform her new song, "Rise" before a brief version of "Roar."

Before her performance, Perry implored viewers to register to vote, saying that she has "no formal education" but "I do have an open mind and I have a voice." 

"On Nov. 8, you'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You'll have as much say as any billionaire," said Perry. "Or you can just cancel out your weird cousin's vote if you'd like."

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The tune, which is also being featured as an anthem for the Rio Olympics, debuted this month along with an inspirational video starring Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, swimmer Missy Franklin, gymnastics star Simone Biles and members of the U.S. women's soccer team. 

The song was co-written by Perry, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ali Payami. "Rise” will also feature in the Olympics Opening Ceremony. 

Thursday's lineup also includes Ted Danson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Chloe Grace Moretz as well as a performance by Carole King. Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz performed for an invite-only crowd of DNC delegates.

Chelsea Clinton will introduce a 12-minute video chronicling Hillary Clinton's life, which was created by Shonda Rhimes and narrated by Morgan Freeman, to paint a personal picture of her mother before the Democratic nominee appears to officially accept the historic nomination.

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Clinton plans to involve the crowd in a card stunt and is expected to both discuss her journey to today and share her vision for the future in her speech. According to excerpts released ahead of time, Hillary Clinton will offer "steady leadership" to a country "looking for reassurance" amid turmoil in the world. 

Perry's performance aired toward the end of a star-studded week in Philadelphia, which included Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera and Tony Goldwyn on Tuesday, with Elizabeth Banks  serving as host and former President Bill Clinton headlined. Wednesday saw addresses by Lee Daniels, Angela Bassett and Sigourney Weaver, with Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama finishing out the day with impassioned speeches against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton. 


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