Maria Puente, USA TODAY 11:49 a.m. EST March 3, 2016
Katy Perry sings for Hillary Clinton at rally/concert, March 2, 2016, in New York.(Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP)
Fresh from her Super Tuesday victories, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton went home to New York Wednesday night for a stars-and-stripes concert fundraiser headlined by two of her biggest pop-music supporters, Katy Perry and Elton John.
Clinton, who spoke briefly, called the night "Super Wednesday," according to ABC News.
Katy Perry roars -- er -- stumps for Hillary Clinton
Some 6,000 people packed Radio City Music Hall for an "I'm With Her" rally that also featured Andra Day and on-stage appearances by other Clinton supporters, including Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Julianne Moore, plus brief remarks by former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Perry, who might be Clinton's number-one celebrity admirer, whose song Roar is one of Clinton's campaign anthems, and who campaigned for Clinton in Iowa last year, was dressed in a sparkly star-spangled pantsuit and performed on a stage bathed by red-white-and-blue lights reproducing the American flag.
“I’m not voting for (Clinton) because she’s a woman,” Perry said between songs, according to Variety. “I’m voting for her because she’s the right person for the job.”
Hers was the three-hour concert's concluding performance. She dedicated her rendition of Unconditional to Clinton.
“I sing this next song for her because I do believe this woman shows unconditional love,” Perry said.
Elton John sings for Hillary Clinton at a rally/concert fundraiser March 2, 2016 in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP)
John, who got multiple ovations for his 30-minute set hits, including Tiny Dancer, told the crowd that Clinton is the only candidate who can get elected in the fall.
“This is a very important year for America, and she’s the only hope you have,” said the British-born John, who is a legal resident of the USA but not a citizen. He can't vote but he can donate to political campaigns.
John dedicated his final song of the night, Still Standing, to Clinton.