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Source Who May or May Not Be Donald Trump Explains Why Andrea Bocelli Won't Perform At Inauguration

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

According to Page Six, famed opera singer Andrea Bocelli has backed out of tentative plans to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. In support of the news, the gossip site has quoted two anonymous sources. Does one of them sound familiar?

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Quote A:

A source said that, by Monday, “Bocelli said there was no way he’d take the gig . . . he was ‘getting too much heat’ and he said no.”

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Quote B:

But another source told us, “Trump suggested to Bocelli he not participate because of the backlash. It’s sad people on the left kept him from performing on a historic day.”

I guess we’ll never know for sure.

Former Gawker news editor

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DISCUSSION

When I was in music school, one of the opera professors had an article on his door about Bocelli and how when he debuted at the Met, people couldn’t hear him beyond the second row. BECAUSE HE IS NOT AN OPERA SINGER.

ETA: OMG I FOUND THE ARTICLE: http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/01/arts/opera-review-a-blind-pop-tenor-takes-on-the-operatic-stage.html