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Aretha Franklin moves Barack Obama to tears

The singer stuns all with a rendition of Carole King's '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Video: CBS

Aretha Franklin brought President Barack Obama to tears with her tribute to Carole King with the song (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Tuesday night.

Carole, as well as filmmaker George Lucas, actress Rita Moreno, music conductor Seiji Ozawa and actress Cicely Tyson were being honoured as some of the most talented people in America.

As part of her tribute to Carole, Aretha slayed the crowd with a performance at the piano, winning 2015 like the queen of soul she is. Obama wiped away tears, mirroring all our feels as Carole's expressions ranged from excitement to astonishment (as in the jaw-dropping kind) to absolute I-can-die-happy-now. At 73 years old, Aretha is still a fantastic singer as she always has been, if not more.

Did we mention that she also threw her fur coat off in the middle of the song? Stage presence goals, you guys.

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