If he doesn’t get re-elected, President Barack Obama could possibly have a career as a singer to fall back on. Showing off his pipes in a video from a campaign fundraiser at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, President Obama sings Al Green quite well, we think. Who knew the president had such a sultry, soulful voice? Although he could use a little coaching from Simon Cowell on his stage presence.
While speaking at a fundraising event at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, President Obama payed homage to Rev. Al Green (and sent a not-so subtle message to his donors) by shyly singing out a few bars of the soul icon’s hit “Let’s Stay Together.” Obama looked a bit bashful as he crooned softly, “I… I’m so in love with you.” It was only a short little foray into the musical world, but in the President Obama sings Al Green video, we think he has a rather sexy voice in our opinion.
After his brief singing interlude, President Obama pointed backstage and joked, “those guys didn’t think I would do it. I told you I was gonna do it.” Smiling, Obama then turned to Rev. Al Green, who was in the audience. “Don’t worry Rev, I cannot sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation. We can’t help but wonder if First Lady Michelle Obama has enjoyed a few private serenades…
About 1,400 Obama supporters were reportedly on hand at the Apollo Theater presidential fundraising event, according to ABC News. The gala included performances from Rev. Al Green and India.Arie. Mr. Green was reportedly impressed with Obama’s tribute, telling TMZ.com the president was “terrific” and “he nailed it.” Green said, “I was thrilled that the President even mentioned my name, and if the President can get the economy going again and get everything going that he wants to, then we’ll all be together.”
Bill Clinton had his saxophone, so why shouldn’t President Obama sing a few tunes now and then? Just as long as the Republicans don’t decide to jump on the bandwagon. We’re not sure we could handle listening to Newt Gingrich singing “Unfaithful” by Rihana or, maybe, “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse.
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