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Michael Flatley 'set to perform' at Trump inauguration

Trump’s inaugural committee has struggled somewhat to secure A-list talent to perform at the ceremonies.

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FORMER RIVERDANCE FRONTMAN Michael Flatley (58) is set to perform a routine at the inauguration of Donald Trump tomorrow.

TMZ reports it has learned that Chicago-native Flatley and his troupe have been added to tomorrow night’s Liberty Ball lineup, and that the inauguration’s organisers had been hoping to land the Irish dancing maestro for some time.

That booking was only confirmed yesterday according to the report.

Should Flatley actually perform at the inauguration, he will be one of a very select few willing to do so. The inauguration has been beset by reports of entertainers pulling out of scheduled slots, or just plain refusing the invitation to perform.

Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States tomorrow afternoon, with a series of lavish ceremonies and balls in place to celebrate his taking over from Barack Obama.

He takes office while boasting the lowest approval ratings (37%) of any new president prior to their inauguration in living memory.

Artists who refused to perform included Charlotte Church, Elton John, and Moby, while singer Jennifer Holliday and a Bruce Springsteen cover band pulled out of their performances after receiving negative feedback from fans.

Church was especially colourful in her dismissal of the invitation, stating simply on Twitter that she thinks Trump is a “tyrant”.

Those who will be performing  at the various ceremonies tomorrow include country singer Toby Keith and early 2000s rock band 3 Doors Down.

Flatley, along with Riverdance, has performed in international dance shows such as Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger.

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