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Aretha Franklin reduces Barack Obama to tears with a breathtaking performance

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This is the breathtaking moment Aretha Franklin performed a soulful rendition of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – and immediately reduced the US President to tears.

The talented singer took to the stage to sing her popular 1968 hit for a star studded audience at a honours concert in America.

But Aretha barely made it through the first verse before Barack Obama was spotted wiping his eyes, according to WSJ News.

The camera later panned back to the President, who was seen singing along to the music as he sat beside wife Michelle.

He later stood for the final chorus of the song, clapping appreciatively as co-writer of the song Carole King danced along beside the couple.

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The President and his wife were in attendance at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, held on December 6 in Washington.

This year’s honorees included Rita Moreno, George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Seiji Ozawa and Carole King.

But it was Ms Franklin who really stole the show with her breathtaking performance.

Emotional: The US President wipes tears away from his eyes

Emotional: The US President wipes tears away from his eyes

The 73-year-old diva emerged on the stage in a gold, glittery dress and huge fur coat before sitting down and playing the piano for the first half of the song.

Aretha Franklin reduces Barack Obama to tears with a breathtaking performance

The 73-year-old diva took to the stage to give a rousing rendition of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

This is the breathtaking moment Aretha Franklin performed a soulful rendition of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – and immediately reduced the US President to tears.

The talented singer took to the stage to sing her popular 1968 hit for a star studded audience at a honours concert in America.

But Aretha barely made it through the first verse before Barack Obama was spotted wiping his eyes, according to WSJ News.

The camera later panned back to the President, who was seen singing along to the music as he sat beside wife Michelle.

He later stood for the final chorus of the song, clapping appreciatively as co-writer of the song Carole King danced along beside the couple.

The President and his wife were in attendance at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, held on December 6 in Washington.

This year’s honorees included Rita Moreno, George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Seiji Ozawa and Carole King.

But it was Ms Franklin who really stole the show with her breathtaking performance.

The 73-year-old diva emerged on the stage in a gold, glittery dress and huge fur coat before sitting down and playing the piano for the first half of the song.

She later stood in the middle of the stage and ditched her coat as she prepared to hit the really big notes and the end of the song.

And it wasn’t long before Twitter was commenting on Aretha’s performance.

Emotional: The US President wipes tears away from his eyes

Emotional: The US President wipes tears away from his eyes

Chat show host Graham Norton wrote: “Is this the best thing to have happened in 2015?”

H.C. Marks added: “Hot damn. 73-years-old and Aretha STILL knocks it out of the park. A standing O before the song is even done. Wow.”

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