As she formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton received support from the pop music world in the form of Katy Perry, who performed her hits ‘Rise’ and ‘Roar’.

As Clinton made history on Thursday night (July 28th) by becoming the first ever female candidate to run for the White House, 31 year pop star Perry – a staunch supporter of Clinton since her campaign began over a year ago in Iowa – performed a brace of hits from her catalogue in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention. Furthermore, her hit ‘Firework’ soundtracked the moment Clinton officially accepted the nomination a little over two hours after she performed.

Katy PerryKaty Perry performed at the Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton

“Both of my parents are pastors, and staunch Republicans,” she began her speech before she started playing. “I didn’t finish high school and unfortunately I don't have a formal education. But I do have an open mind and I have a voice.”

“So 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 just cancel out your weird cousin's vote, if you like. It's not where you come from; it's what you grow into.”

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After playing her new single ‘Rise’, the official soundtrack for NBC’s summer coverage of the Olympics, Perry paused before introducing her classic hit ‘Roar’ by saying “let’s roar for Hillary”.

The DNC has grabbed headlines for featuring a number of names from Hollywood and pop music as guest speakers, which some have criticised for being attention-grabbing.

As well as speeches from the likes of Lena Dunham and Chloe Grace Moretz, there have been a number of musical performances. Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz both performed tracks, while Paul Simon gave a performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and Carole King closed the convention with a rendition of her anthem ‘You’ve Got a Friend’.

Most notably, actress and director Elizabeth Banks organised an all-star rendition of ‘Fight Song’ in honour of Clinton and the historic nature of her campaign.

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