August 27th, 2008
02:27 PM ET
6 years ago

Will.i.am to perform at Invesco

The 'Yes We Can' YouTube video will be recreated.
The 'Yes We Can' YouTube video will be recreated.

DENVER (CNN) – The Emmy-winning “Yes We Can” video that spliced together clips of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary night speech and set it to music, will be re-created live on stage at Invesco Field in Denver Thursday night before the Illinois senator accepts the Democratic presidential nomination there.

The video, which appeared shortly before Super Tuesday, became an Internet sensation. It was adopted by the Obama campaign, and used often on the trail.

Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am — who produced the celebrity-packed video — will perform Thursday evening, backed by singer John Legend and a full gospel choir.

Singers Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder will also take the stage for the final night of the Democratic convention.

UPDATE: Jennifer Hudson will perform the national anthem Thursday night at Obama's acceptance speech.

soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. jay nyc

    OBAMA is no where near as a big a celebrity as Ronald Regan was when he was elected in the 80s. Why was it ok for Regan to be a celebrity, but a bad thing for OBAMA to be popular and appeal to young voters??? Jeez, what a bunch of racist people on here. You don't like him because he's black. Just admit the truth! I'd have more respect for you- but you're just cowardly racist. Actually several people "just out of HARVARD" were HIRED to be CEOs! And He finished HARVARD 20 years ago. Just because McSAME was a POW does not make him qualified to be president. NO WAY! NOW HOW. NOOOOOOOOOO McSAME! OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    August 27, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Val, Atlanta, Ga

    2012, you are so right and that is from a Black American Woman.

    Obama 08

    August 27, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Chryssa

    Sweet! Wish i was there!

    August 27, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. thinking out loud

    How can you McCain supporters really bash Obama b/c he has backing from popular musicians???? John 'Do no wrong' McCain made his own appearence with Daddy Yankee!?!?!?!?! Are you serious?

    August 27, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Only in the USA

    When did the DNC turn into the Super Bowl? Too bad the ad's aren't as good.

    August 27, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Raleigh

    So is this a convention or a rock concert? Typical, no substance, only fluff. A mile high and an inch thick! And Wow, I just finished reading his one page resume'! Vote.Obama.I.Am.Not

    August 27, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    Can't wait for Thursday evening! Future POTUS Obama deserves all the fanfare possible on Thursday night, after having to forfeit the greater part of this convention to the Clintons and their pathetic supporters.

    August 27, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. JB

    Most of Hillary Clinton supporters are still voting for McCain because Clinton supporters think that John McCain will be better on national sercurity in these dangerous times and is a more moderate candidate closer to Hillary's policies. Hillary did a great speech last night but McCain will be better for the job and will win in Nov.

    August 27, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. good2know

    The republicans didn't want McCain 8 years ago, 4 years ago, and We don't want him NOW!

    August 27, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. Matt

    The issue of who is stronger on National Security should be judged on whose policies will leave the rest of the world upset with us rather than who talks the toughest. We are attacked because of our policies, not because people just enjoy hating us.

    August 27, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. Don Hiller

    "backed by a full gospel choir". Will the encore be:
    "What a friend we have in Barack"?

    August 27, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. carol

    Lets be honest here, Hillary did not and does not have 18 million voters, never did,period. If she did why wasnt her debt paid off by them? lousy dollar from each? Well because she doesnt have that many supporters.
    2nd.... 25% of those that voted for her were repubs that crossed the line to try to help Obama loose, which of course, didnt work, because there were alot of dems, repugs and indipendants that believed in HIM, not her.
    3rd.. If youre tired of the lies and spin from msm, watch c-span or pbs... If u repugs think ur stupid ads, ur nasty comments on our blog(obamas) is going to work, ur wrong You leave ur coments and go collect ur pay from Mccian. oh ya and then u let msm know they are there so they can report discontent between his supporters. AINT GONNA WORK, NOT NOW, NOT EVER. i CANT wait till next week, , u repugs arent going to be very happy when we get done with u
    adios and good luck cause mccain, ur going to need it lolol

    gooooooooo
    obama/biden 08 and beyond.

    August 27, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Denise

    This should be interesting

    August 27, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Big Willie Dynamite

    I'm in awe at the level of blatant stupidity and ignorance of Clinton supporters. She lost, FAIR AND SQUARE, but they think she should still be POTUS? She LOST! Get the frack over it! And to say you're gonna vote for McInsane, you were not only never a Democrat to begin with, you've been living in a box for so long that the box now has round edges and you're now living in a ball of confusion.

    August 27, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Obama/Biden, 08!

    August 27, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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