Watch Katy Perry's DNC Performance That Lit Up The Entire Crowd — VIDEO
The Democratic National Convention comes to a close on Thursday night, and the 2016 Presidential elections move into the next phase with GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The last four days of the DNC have featured a variety of interesting speakers and performers, from the Mothers of the Movement to the president and first lady, from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, from Lena Dunham to Katy Perry, who performed on Thursday night. Here's where you can watch Katy Perry's DNC performance.
There were a number of performers at the DNC this last week including Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, and Lenny Kravitz, who all came out to stand with Clinton. Perry performed at the convention on the main stage, and her performance featured a series of photo slides of Clinton in the background. The singer took the time on Thursday during the day to prepare for her performance, which was scheduled to take place just before Chelsea Clinton and her mother's speeches close the convention.
Perry has supported the Clinton campaign since last year and even attended an Iowa rally with the former secretary of state last October. According to Us Weekly, Perry also attended a New York fundraiser for the Clinton campaign in March where she performed "Unconditional," telling the crowd, "I sing this next song for her because I do believe this woman shows unconditional love."
That Clinton's convention had so many young celebrities — actors and performers — will likely garner more support from young voters, and may have made the convention coverage more appealing and accessible to a younger audience. Having performers like Lovato — who spoke about mental health issues facing our country and the dire need for affordable care — and Perry — who spoke about how every American has voice — not only engages young people with celebrities that they look up to, but also with important ideas that could inspire and engage their votes. She said at the DNC:
Both my parents are pastors and staunch Republicans. I didn't finish high school. Unfortunately, I don't have a formal education. But I do have an open mind.
And I have a voice.
I'm asking you to have an open mind.
And to use your voice.
Because on November 8th, you'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You'll have as much say as any billionaire. Or you can cancel out your weird cousin's vote.
Here's how I'm going to use my voice: I'm going to vote for Hillary Clinton.
I love Hillary. I have saved messages on my phone from HRC. And you know I've got a closet full of Hillary-themed dresses.
I've been on the road with her since Iowa.
And now you can join her on the road, too.
If you go to HillaryClinton.com and donate before midnight, you could win a chance to join Hillary on the road and see for yourself why I know she should be the next President of the United States.
And maybe, I'll let you borrow one of my outfits.
The final night of the DNC focused on the theme of "Stronger Together" — what Clinton hopes to achieve in her presidency if she is elected, and how a united Democratic party and a united America will only help in the process.