Obama Invited to Sing on 'American Idol' With Al Green
Producer Nigel Lythgoe suggested a duet after seeing the president sing a line from "Let's Stay Together."
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was so impressed with Barack Obama's Al Green rendition that he has invited the president to appear on the Fox series.
He made the suggestion on 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."
The invitation was greeted with a mostly positive response from his Twitter readers, who had apparently seen the now viral video of Obama singing a line from Green's song "Let's Stay Together."
"Love that idea. I want to buy The President's record," wrote one woman.
In the interest of equal time, another suggested that maybe Ron Paul should be invited on the show as well.
And what about Mitt Romney, who decided to do a little public singing of his own in recent days by belting out "America the Beautiful"?
"If it were an election based on vocal talent @barackobama would beat Romney hands down," Lythgoe tweeted Tuesday. "Mitt was very flat singing 'America the Beautiful.'"
One Lythgoe follower, however, wasn't too keen on the idea: "When is it ever about the talent tho?"