Shakira To Play Barack Obama's Inauguration? The Guessing Game Continues


It seems like everyone wants to get in on President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in January. Can we add Shakira to the growing list of celebrities offering their services for January 20 in Washington D.C.? (MTV is in on it too: We'll be hosting our own event, the Be the Change Inaugural Ball.)

First off, Beyoncé was quite vocal about her dream to perform for Obama. Then Obama's camp had to deny the rumor that his fellow Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson was onboard to perform at the show.

Now, according to, the Peruvian paper El Comercio reports that the Colombian pop star may make an appearance at Obama's inauguration. Shakira is a stout Obama supporter. "Obama can restore peace and the world's confidence in the United States," she said in a statement back in October. And Obama responded by saying, "It's an honor for me to receive support from someone with so much talent, from an artist who has been so generous."

Linda Douglas, a spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, wouldn't confirm or deny the reports to Latina, saying only that announcements of official performers are "way down the road."

But news organizations keep on guessing., for instance, speculates that early supporters like Oprah Winfrey, Will.I.Am and Bruce Springsteen will be on hand to ring in Obama's presidency.

We might as well get in on the game: Who do you think should show up on January 20?