10 Things You Might Have Missed On TV As Joe Biden Became Democratic Prez Nominee: Eva Longoria, Billie Eilish And More!
The 2020 Democratic National Convention wrapped up on August 20, officially naming Joe Biden as the democratic nominee for as the next President of The U.S. and Kamala Harris as his VP.
In addition to impassioned speeches and touching videos, the four day event was jam packed with celebrity appearances from A-List actors to pop performers.
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From to Billie Eilish to Eva Longoria, scroll through the gallery below to see some of the stars endorsed Biden this week at the DNC.
Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria opened the first night of the convention, setting the overall tone and feel.
“I am honored to be with you this evening. I am here tonight as a ninth-generation Texan, as a daughter of a veteran and a teacher, as a mother, as a voter, and as a patriot,” she said.
Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus channeled her Veep character Selina Meyer as she moderated the fourth and final night of the DNC.
Throughout the night she zinged the sitting president with her comedic chops.
“Tonight, I couldn’t be prouder to be a loyal union member, a passionate climate activist, and a patriotic Democrat,” she said at one point. “Or as Donald Trump will call me in a tweet tomorrow, ‘a washed-up, horse-face, no-talent has-been with low ratings.’ Well, with all due respect, sir, it takes one to know one.”
Singer and songwriter John Legend performed on the last night of the convention. The singer took to the stage to perform ‘Never Break’ and ‘Glory’ with rapper Common.
Scandal actress Kerry Washington served as the MC for the third night of the DNC, and her hosting skills have gone down well with viewers. “Kerry Washington should host everything. Gorgeous. Compelling,” tweeted a fan.
Actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay made several remarks during the third night of the convention. Most notably, the Law & Order: SVU actress spoke about the backlog of untested rape kits in the US.
Rapper, actor, and writer Common performed together with musician John Legend on the last night of the DNC. The pair also took the opportunity to honor the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was the last performer to take to the stage on the third night of the presidential nomination convention. She performed a moving rendition of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ accompanied by Aretha Franklin’s longtime collaborators Richard Gibbs and Fred Nelson on piano.
Singer songwriter Billie Eilish delivered a powerful anti-Trump speech, and debuted her new song ‘My Future’ on the third night.
“You don’t need me to tell you that things are a mess. Donald Trump is destroying our country and everything we care about. We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and COVID, not deny them,” she said.
Before launching into her first single since quarantine, she continued: “Someone who’s building a team that shares our values. It starts with voting against Donald Trump and for Joe Biden.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross star hosted the second night of the convention and kicked off the night by highlighting the historic nomination of Kamala Harris' nomination for vice president.
"As a Black woman, I find myself at a crucial intersection in American politics. For far too long, Black female leadership has been utilized without being acknowledged or valued. But, we are turning the tide. Hello, Kamala."
In a pop-art inspired performance video, Stephen Stills and Pose actor Billy Porter teamed up for a cover of the classic Buffalo Springfield song, 'For What It’s Worth.’