Singer Andra Day Performs ‘Rise Up’ at the Democratic National Convention


Following an emotional presentation from the Mothers of the Movement at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, singer Andra Day delivered a powerful performance of her song “Rise Up” before the delegation, which she also performed at the 2016 ESPY Awards during the "In Memoriam" portion of the broadcast. Day sang the words, “When the silence isn’t quiet / And it feels like it’s getting hard to breath / And I know you feel like dying / But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet / And move mountains” immediately after the mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, and Jordan Davis addressed the crowd, and explained why they will be voting for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. It was another tear-soaked moment in a DNC that’s already littered with saturated tissues and handkerchiefs.