WATCH: Like a Pageant Dad, Orlando Bloom Records Katy Perry’s Performance at the DNC
Perry prefaced her performance of “Rise” and “Roar” with a speech encouraging viewers to vote that detailed her background as an American citizen.
“Both of my parents are pastors and staunch Republicans. I did not finish high school and unfortunately, I don’t have a formal education, but I do have an open mind, and I have a voice,” said Perry. “So I am asking you to have an open mind and to use your voice, because on November 8, it will be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You will have as much say as any billionaire. … Because it’s not where you come from but what you grow into.”
It appears that Bloom might have also ghostwritten a sentence or two of her speech.
. @sofifii Lando put that one in. ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 29, 2016
Watch Perry’s address and her performance in the video embedded below and launch the gallery at the top of the page to view more photos of her at the DNC.