If you haven’t caught President Obama’s impromptu performance of Al Green’s 1972 classic “Let’s Stay Together” that went down at the Apollo Theatre earlier this month, then I’ll assume you’ve been playing ostrich with your head in the ground, because it’s been just about everywhere except for the campfire talk of various indigenous tribes (the ones without media access, at least).
In case you did miss it, Obama can carry a pretty solid tune, solid enough to capture American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe’s interests, as he’s pushing for a televised duet between our Head of State and Al Green. Should you have any doubts, here’s some cement from Lythgoe’s Twitter:
“@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.”
Hard to believe that we’ll see this one come to fruition, but with the way things are running in politics nowadays, who knows. American Idol does hold down a pretty heavy fan base, which could in turn come to play when the polls open. Personally, I’d like to see Clinton get down on that, but we won’t count on it.
On a side note that’s musically related in terms of government, Newt Gingrich just took a nice shot for using “Eye of the Tiger” in his campaign. Lawsuit forthcoming…