The marathon is over and the election is finally upon us. But that doesn’t mean Lady Gaga is done with getting her message across.
The pop superstar delivered a stirring speech and joined forces with Jon Bon Jovi at a special midnight rally in support of the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Gaga and Bon Jovi appeared together on stage in Raleigh, North Carolina for a performance of the rockers’ ‘80s classic “Livin’ on a Prayer” while Gaga stayed a little longer in the spotlight for a handful of solo numbers.
Gaga’s speech was pure theater. Dressed in black with a red armband, the pop superstar added starch to her delivery with a few well-timed shout-outs, she appealed to Democrats not to “hate his (Donald Trump’s) followers,” and implied Clinton was made of the stuff of superheroes. “Hillary Clinton is the one,” she said. “Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable.”
Gaga added, “I can promise you that she will protect us not just from the outside but on the inside as well.”
She finished things off by donning a pair of mirrored aviators and imploring the crowd, “Why don’t you put your voting shades on, practice your walk to the polls, and go out and vote for Hillary Clinton. I think it’s time to come to Mama.”
Earlier in the evening, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen showed their support for Clinton at a rally in Philadelphia. Bon Jovi performed a four-song set that included a cover of The Beatles‘ “Here Comes the Sun,” while Springsteen delivered the goods with “Thunder Road,” “Long Walk Home” and “Dancing in the Dark.”
Watch Gaga’s speech and her duet with Jon Bon Jovi below.