BTS To Speak And Perform At YouTube’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony.
During the YouTube Virtual Graduation Ceremony BTS will be performing. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected all parts of the world, people are practicing social distance while trying to find different ways to stay connected. YouTube will hold the original “Dear Class of 2020” special as a video graduation ceremony to be broadcast on the YouTube Originals channel on June 6.
On May 5, YouTube announced that a virtual graduation ceremony called “Dear Class of 2020” will be held. The opening speech will be delivered by former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and activist Malala Yousafzai.
“Graduation is a tradition that students and families look forward to and with the current state of the world, YouTube is lending some inspiration in the form of a virtual commencement,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of content for YouTube. “We hope bringing together noteworthy, influential speakers along with performances from some of their favorite artists will provide encouragement for the students who have worked so hard to get here.”Variety
Separately, President Obama also is set to deliver a commencement message during “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020,” a one-hour multimedia event on May 16 hosted by XQ Institute, the LeBron James Family Foundation, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The event will feature appearances by LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, H.E.R., Ben Platt and others. It’s set to be simulcast on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as well as via 20-plus other broadcast and digital streaming partners on May 16, from 8-9 p.m. ET.