Eva Longoria Hosts First Night Of Democratic National Convention, This Is How Twitterati Reacted
Eva Longoria Hosts First Night Of Democratic National Convention, This Is How Twitterati Reacted (Photo Credit: Facebook/Eva Longoria)

The Democratic National Convention kicked off on Monday night. Actress Eva Longoria hosted the first night of the DNC. Longoria is one of four celebrity emcees who will be serving as a guide on each of the four nights of the convention.

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The other three celebrities are Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

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Longoria welcomed all viewers by saying, “Welcome to our convention across America. We had hoped to gather in one place, but instead, we figured out a safe and responsible way to come together– to share our ideas and talk about the future of our country.” In her intro, she also added, “So during the next four nights, we will gather safely from our homes– to listen, to learn, to be inspired, to act, to vote, and to build that more perfect union. I am honoured to be with you this evening.”

Eva Longoria insisted that this election is the most important of her lifetime. She said in her opening remarks, “Every four years we go together to reaffirm our Democracy, this year, we’ve come to save it. We always hear that line about this being the most important election of our lifetimes, but this year, it really is.”

Longoria added that ‘the past four years have left us diminished’ and said in regards to the coronavirus pandemic that ‘the past few months have tested us all.’ After addressing viewers at home, she conducted remote interviews with ordinary Americans. However, her hosting duties have received mixed reactions on social media.

Along with a flurry of ‘everyday Americans,’ soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Daniel Dae Kim, Agnes Moore and a few state legislators featured saying ‘We the People.’ A number of other speakers like Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Bernie Sanders and former First Lady Michelle Obama were also involved in the event.

After the convention Chairman and Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson slammed his gavel signalling the start of the 2020 events.

To close off the Democratic National Convention, Billy Porter and Stephen Stills gave a virtual performance of ‘For What It’s Worth.’ Stills first wrote and sang this song in 1967. The song – which is known for its subtitle, ‘Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound?’ – was first written as an anti-Vietnam protest. It was recently re-recorded by Porter. However, some cable networks cut away from the convention before the song played, causing many to miss the performance.

According to Deadline, Ross will host the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Washington on Wednesday and Louis-Dreyfus on Thursday.

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