The Rachel Platten melody, utilized broadly by Hillary Clinton amid her presidential run, was performed by The Piano Guys at President Trump’s inaugural ball on Friday night. Amid the Democratic National Convention, the song was unmistakably highlighted. Famous people including Elizabeth Banks, Sia, Alan Cumming, Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, America Ferrera, Billy Porter, Eva Longoria, Idina Menzel, Jaime King, Jane Fonda and Julie Bowen recorded their own rendition of the tune as an underwriting of Clinton.
Platten later said that the Piano Guys didn’t request or have consent to play out her tune. A tweet was sent by Platten saying, “While I respect the office of the President and the peaceful transfer of power, I want to make clear that at no point did the Piano Guys ask for permission, nor did I or anyone on my team know of, approve or endorse their decision to play Fight Song tonight.”
The gathering reacted by saying that the execution “had nothing to do with Hillary Clinton or politics. We chose to perform our version of ‘Fight Song/Amazing Grace’ – it was not endorsed by Rachel Platten. We love Rachel and we love her song”, tweeted by The Piano Guys.
The choice still didn’t go over well on the web. Individuals went to Twitter and shared their perspectives. One individual tweeted, “Say what you will about Trump, but playing that s—-y “Fight Song” at his inaugural ball is genuinely one of the greatest owns of all time.”
Another twitter caught up with “@PianoGuys are playing a cover of “Fight Song” @ #Inauguration ball & I don’t think anyone has ever been trolled quite as hard as HRC is (right now).” The Piano Guys likewise played out a version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” which musician Savan Kotecha said they didn’t have authorization to do.