July 27, 2016


Andra Day Delivers Star-Making Performance at DNC

Andra Day has performed on some large stages before, including the 2016 Grammy Awards, but her performance at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night may have finally been the one to deliver her talent to the mainstream.

Performing her song "Rise Up," Day injected new life into a well-worn single by playing the inspirational track with a drumline behind her onstage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Day also took the stage following one of the more emotional moments of the DNC, as the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and other slain African-Americans endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

The performance of "Rise Up" earned a hearty applause from the Philly crowd following a prolonged standing ovation for the mothers' moving speech. Day's name began immediately trending worldwide on Twitter after the primetime performance.

For more from the DNC, check out highlights from Monday with our Crash The Parties contest winner below: