By Sydney Scott
January 20, 2017 at 08:24 AM EST
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Looks like Donald Trump has landed another performer for his not-so star-studded inauguration.

Following an earlier New York Daily News report that Chrisette Michele will be performing at the president-elect’s inauguration, Michele’s team has confirmed with ESSENCE that she will be joining a group of country musicians and rock stars for the lineup. Michele’s manager initially seemed a bit taken aback by the news and was unable to give further comment.

According to the NYDN, a deal was reached weeks ago with sources claiming Michele and her team wanted to keep the news a secret because they feared backlash.

Insiders add that Michele was approached by Trump’s team to perform “Intentional” with Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, and Jonathan McReynolds, the trio she performed the song with for BET’s Celebration of Gospel event. Two of the three declined, so Michele decided to move on with an R&B set.