Elizabeth Banks led dozens of stars in harmonizing for Hillary
Hillary Clinton‘s competition just got pitch-slapped.
Elizabeth Banks led dozens of stars in harmonizing for Hillary in a new campaign anthem video, which made its debut Tuesday night at the Democratic convention.
“My friends and I, we believe in this idea of ‘Stronger Together,’ we believe in Hillary Clinton. So we made something for her,” Banks told the convention crowd.
A dizzying array of stars like Connie Britton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ian Somerhalder and Mandy Moore – even Jane Fonda makes a cameo, however croaky – all sang their support for Clinton to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” in the a cappella video inspired by the Pitch Perfect films, which Banks produced. She also co-produced the new “Fight Song” video.
The toe-tapping music video wasn’t the only splash Banks made on Tuesday night. As host of the evening’s program, Banks took the stage to strains of Queen’s “We Are the Champions” – backlit against a fog screen – mimicking Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s dramatic entrance at his own convention last week in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top,” Banks cracked.
And the jokes kept coming.
“Some of you know me from The Hunger Games in which I play Effie Trinket, a cruel, out-of-touch reality-TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia,” Banks said.
“So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Uh. Hey. That’s my act!’ ”
On the video screen overhanging the massive convention podium, she was joined – Brady-Bunch-style – by Aisha Tyler, Alan Cumming, America Ferrera, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Chrissie Fit, Ellen Greene, Esther Dean, Eva Longoria, Garrett Clayton, Hana Mae Lee, Idina Menzel, Jaime King, Jane Fonda, John Michael Higgens, Josh Lucas, Julie Bowen, Kathy Najimy, Kelly Jackle, Kristin Chenoweth, Mary McCormack, Mary-Louise Parker, Mike Thompkins, Nikki Reed, Rachel Platten, Renee Fleming, Rob Reiner, Shelley Regner, TR Knight and last but never least: Sia.
The DNC, which released the video, said in a statement to PEOPLE, ” ‘Fight Song’ has been energizing Clinton supporters at events around the country throughout the campaign, and reinforces Clinton’s proven record of fighting for all Americans and her commitment to tackling the big challenges we face as a country as president.”