President Obama tears up, sings along as Aretha Franklin sings “A Natural Woman”

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Aretha Franklin’s performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” brought President Barack Obama to tears during the Kennedy Center honors. He and First Lady Michelle Obama sang along some, too! Video below

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Franklin’s stunning performance saluted honoree Carole King, who was clearly moved as Franklin took the stage and took a seat at the piano to begin the song:

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Franklin, looking gorgeous in an elegant gown with a full-length fur coat, brought the house down with her powerhouse vocals.

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YouTube user saveyouckufer posted this clip from the CBS broadcast:

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