Mary J Blige, James Taylor Performance at DNC (+Video)

It's going to be a wonderful night at the DNC, and that's not only thanks to Barack Obama and the incredible speech he is sure to give. Tonight, singing legend James Taylor will take the stage at the convention and sing his classic "Carolina in My Mind." As the convention is taking place in North Carolina, his song of choice is spot on. 

This is not the first time Taylor has come out in support of President Obama. In 2009 Taylor sang at Obama's inauguration concert with Jennifer Nettles and John Legend; the trio performed "Shower the People." 


Taylor will not be the only musical act of the evening, Mary J. Blige is also set to perform. Pop star Marc Anthony kicked off the evening performing the National Anthem. 


On Wednesday night, American Idol star Jessica Sanchez wowed DNC crowds singing "You're All I Need to Get By." 


Twitter users have already made "James Taylor" trend today, sending news of his one-hour sound check earlier in the day. They even included images of Taylor rehearsing at the convention: 


Politics is getting musical tonight, and the lineup is looking mighty fine. 

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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