American Idol to President Obama & Al Green: Sing For Us!

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If you haven't seen the video of President Obama singing Al Green at a fundraiser at New York City's legendary Apollo Theater last week, you need to.

No matter what you think of his views, the Prez proved with his riff on "Let's Stay Together" that he's got pipes! And we weren't the only ones impressed.

Friday, American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe Tweeted an official offer to the Commander in Chief that he can't refuse. Or at least he shouldn't:

"@BarackObama we loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to #AmericanIdol this Season for a duet with Al Green."

Now that would be the DVR moment of the decade.

We're gonna guess that Obama will cite scheduling conflicts and pass, but if you think about it, what better way to win over voters in an election year?

Okay, perhaps a robust economy would be a bigger ballot box boost, but you get the idea. The guy's vocal chops are legit and deserve a wider audience.

President Obama in 2012?


Barack Obama god bless you you are a good leader we wish we have more people like you thank you you help the pure family a lot in this country lot of people in this days are pure you made peace no war
wish you will be another 4 yrs. now maybe it will be new president he will fuck the county up again
sami rahmani from Kosovo living in USA as American
my votes are yours.
i dont care what anyone say,


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-Stop that " 67" . You know that in the Constitution its a fucking prerequisite that all Presidents need to sing- He's been singing the same " I'll give you Change" shit for 3 years! "SOME" people don't care if he is worth a Shit- He's Black- Damn " 67" aren't you the hard one to satisfy! Listen this World is "Give & Take" & since there wasn't one Black Quarterback in the Final 8 Teams of the NFL Playoffs it's the least we can do by letting Obama in for another 4 years! I mean really- your "Sensitive Side along with your Delivery" it needs some Polishing! Ha!


Did you really just say how impressive his resume is with the Apollo b.s.? Yep that's what I look for in a president, his ability to sing. Our country is a mess and you want to vote this man back into office? Gas prices have doubled, MY hard earned money is being taxed to keep the unemployment checks flowing for deadbeats. He extended unemployment checks for 6 extra months. His grand Obama care is driving insurance through the roof for those of us who are hardworking people. The national debt is higher than with any other presidency. He doubled tax on ammo and for some reason more people are in jail for treason than ever before. You base a president off of his actions or inactions in Obama's case. It doesn't matter if black, white, asian, male, female or any other box. He is not the right person for the job. ROMNEY 2012!


Why doesn't Obama fund the Keystone Pipeline? Warren Buffet - Obamas biggest contributor owns the Santa Fe Railroad that sends Oil from North Dakota. This in itself is the problem for Obama. Buffets RailRoad contributes more Pollution and is more expensive that a Pipeline would be to move oil. The Pipeline could move us away from the Mildeastern death grip on America regarding over priced Barrels not to mention jobs. Obama is Buffets Puppet along with Green Energy people. This in itself is why there will be a record number of Voters voting this year and we will all get to see Romney kick Obamas Ass! No one is buying this Racism accusation against Republicans and no one wants this Pathetic excuse for a President for 4 more years.


I continue to appreciate The Ricky Nelson song "Garden Party" from the early 70's. "You can't please everyone, so you have to please yourself." In all honesty,
I can Not remember a single elected official (especially a President) who has been *able to be all things to all people all the time.
Politics and religion are 2 topics that can cause explosive opinions, and No one person ever come out the clear winner during the exchange. Considering the fact that No sitting President has ever sang a verse at the famed Apollo Mr. Obama has added another
accomplishment to his already impressive resume. PEACE!!

T jones

The Hollywood Gossip is just puttin' that out today?! That's been talked about in the media for about a week or two! And Obama didn't even sang the whole song. He didn't sing a whole verse! So what's all the hoopla?! How long did it take for him to practice those little 4 or 5 words and for him to even carry a tune?! When I saw and heard Obama made the attempt to try to carry a tune for those little 4 or 5 words, I was embarrassed for him. He shouldn't have gotten out on stage actin' like a fool! He needs to be focusing on some strategies on how he's going to kick Mitt Romney's ass for the next election. And he getting off easy since Herman Cain is not running!


Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes will override Nigel on this one. President Obama is a Democrat and Fox is mostly a right wing Republican network. They canceled Wanda Sykes because she is a Lesbian Democrat who spoke out in favor of healthcare reform on her Saturday night Fox show when Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes are against it. Plus I can't stand Nigel Lythgoe. He assisted in the firing of Jerry Lewis from Jerry's MDA Telethon. #jerrylewisforever


Barack Obama has more than proven himself to be a capable president, and yes in November I plan on being in that long line to vote for him again, and thank you very much!!


With any luck at all- We have finally something he can do..... A Singing Puppet.


omg get him out for crying out loud i dont want him to be the president anymore hes done enough damage to our states alot of u might think im racist but im not i just dont like him hes damageing people he needs to get out of presidentcy before he does more damage!!

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Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He became a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004, and has... More »
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Barack Hussein Obama II

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I do think in Washington, it's a little bit like American Idol. But everybody is Simon Cowell.

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