Teen sensations the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato are all set to celebrate the Obama Inauguration at the Disney Channel’s concert tonight, “The Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future,” and the country’s youngest rock stars shared their hopes for Obama and his daughters Sasha and Malia as Tuesday’s ceremony approaches.
Lovato is hoping for some big policy changes under the new administration. “Well, our economic system is in a crisis right now,” said Lovato, 16, during an interview Friday. “I definitely hope that that will change. Also … I hope that the war resolves. Whether we win or lose or whatever, it doesn’t matter. I hope that it just ends. So you know, I think that Barack Obama will be able to help us.”
The Jonas Brothers are less inclined to share their political views, but just as excited to be a part of the celebration. “As a band, we just kind of take a step back away from the whole political side of things and just enjoy the music and get to meet amazing people and get to do amazing things,” Kevin Jonas said. “And we’re just really honored to be a part of this incredible thing.”
The “Kids Inaugural” concert, which will be held in downtown Washington for military families, will be hosted by Jill Biden and Michelle Obama, and the teen stars are looking forward to coming face-to-face with the next First Family.
“That will be the coolest thing, if Obama was watching,” Lovato said, laughing. “I think his family will be there. It would be even cooler if they were all there. But definitely, it’s an honor that they even know who I am. It’s awesome.”
The Jonas Brothers, who will go up for a Best New Artist Grammy on February 8, said tonight they’ll be performing their tunes “Love Bug” and “Burnin’ Up,” hit tunes that are also particular favorites of Malia and Sasha Obama.
“Very sweet girls,” Nick Jonas said of the Obama daughters. “We met them when we were on Ellen. And it was before he became the president-elect. So we’ll see them again now and give them a big Congratulations.”
Lovato also shared her advice for Sasha and Malia about adjusting to celebrity life as a young person.
“I would give them definitely the advice to always know that your family is there for you. You can go to your family with anything,” said Lovato. “And also, don’t forget who you are. I think that’s a mistake that a lot of people make. And it’s something that my family keeps me from making.”
The Disney star added: “Just don’t stop going places just because people might see you. And don’t stop having sleepovers with your friends, and don’t stop trick-or-treating.”
The Jonas Brothers, Cyrus, and Lovato will be joined by other performers “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu and Bow Wow, as well as celebrities Queen Latifah, Rosario Dawson, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and Lucy Liu at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, which airs on the Disney Channel at 8 pm tonight.
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-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Source: Seattle Times)
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Meghan hails from Walla Walla, WA, the proud home of the world’s best sweet onions and Adam West, the original Batman. An avid grammarian and over-analyzer, you can usually find her thinking too hard about plot devices in favorites like The Office, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and How I Met Your Mother. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys drawing, shopping, trying to be funny (and often failing), and not understanding the whole Twilight thing. She’s got a BA in English and Studio Art from Whitman College, which makes her a professional arguer, daydreamer, and doodler.