Watch President Obama lead a Ray Charles singalong at the White House

POTUS sings along and leads encore of "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles

By Peter Cooper
February 26, 2016 11:00PM (UTC)
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The final "In Performance at the White House" of Obama's presidency recently took place and it was a star studded event. Musicians from Yolanda Adams, Anthony Hamilton, Sam Moore, Andra Day, and Usher were a part of the celebration of American creativity. The evening culminated in a special tribute to Ray Charles during which Obama introduced Usher prefacing the performance by stating that he himself would not be singing. However, it wasn't long before Obama was front row, dancing and singing along and he couldn't help himself but lead the encore. Watch the 44th President do a charming Ray Charles rendition. 

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