Black Eyed Peas & Big Time Rush to Perform at White House Tree Lighting Ceremony
12/01/2011 - 17:00 ||
Big Time Rush and the Black Eyed Peas are slated to perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting tonight, Dec. 1, according to PerezHilton.com.
Half-Dominican, half-Venezuelan member of Big Time Rush, Carlos Pena, and part-Mexican Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie will celebrate the national tree lighting with President Obama and his family.
Big Time Rush sang the National Anthem at the Thanksgiving Day Cowboys and Dolphins NFL game. Pena spoke to Latina.com exclusively earlier in November about how his band’s new album appeals to all ages, which makes them a perfect family-friendly choice for the Christmas event. “I'm really proud to give these kids—and a lot of adults, too—some good music that has a positive message and nothing negative,” he said.
President Calvin Coolidge originated the holiday tradition at the White House in 1923 and this year will be the 89th year of the tree lighting. Other star performers for the event include Kermit the Frog and OneRepublic. Carson Daly will host.