Amber Riley Sings at U.S. Democratic National Convention
The Glee star showed she is proud to be American after singing the National Anthem at the 2012 Democratic National Convention
(WENN) - Glee star Amber Riley was beaming with pride after singing the National Anthem at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.
The actress parents were in the audience as she belted out the Star Spangled Banner at the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She took to Twitter.com to post live updates and urge followers to cast their votes at the November presidential elections, writing:
Singing the National Anthem for the opening of the Democratic Convention! Couldnt be more excited!— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 1, 2012
Exercise your rights as citizens and VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 1, 2012
The highlight of the evening was an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama, who gave a heartfelt speech backing her husband for another term in the White House.
She won over a host of famous faces, with Riley writing:
My First Lady is First class all the way. That speech was inspiring. She is everything I aspire to be. @michelleobamavia.me/-4rplr1o— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 5, 2012
Singer Cher echoed:
OMG! Just Watched Michelle Obama Speak & am Completely Overwhelmed!She Was Amazing! She is Truly a"FIRST LADY"! A Woman to Admire & Emulate!— Cher (@cher) September 5, 2012
Jamie Foxx added:
Tears in my eyes... Michelle Obama, true angel.... God bless America— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) September 5, 2012
Entourage star Adrian Grenier wrote:
We are so lucky to have a first lady such as @michelleobama she inspires me; a nations mom with solid value instagr.am/p/PLWt58kH84/— Adrian Grenier (@adriangrenier) September 5, 2012
Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey told fans:
i love mrs. obama!!! #DNC— Jennifer Grey (@JenniferGrey) September 5, 2012
michelle obama wrote her own gorgeous speech. #DNC— Jennifer Grey (@JenniferGrey) September 5, 2012
And singer Ricky Martin gushed:
Such a beautiful and powerful speech!!! Real! Honest! Emotional! Passionate! Thank you First Lady @michelleobama— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) September 5, 2012
Mia Farrow added, "I knew tonight would be great but it was spectacular and unforgettable."
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