Barack Obama is a sensitive boy. Visitors will have to again realized on seeing him, moved to tears, listening to Aretha Franklin sing “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” at the annual gala of Kennedy Center, broadcast on CBS on December 29.
On the occasion of this ceremony during which were honored composer and singer Carole King, but also the filmmaker George Lucas (as actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson and the conductor Seiji Ozawa) the singer of 73 years appeared in “guest star” to the surprise. Dressed in a heavy fur coat, she sang the song he had written in 1967 Carole King and Gerry Goffin her husband at the request of Gerald Wexler.
From the first bars, conquered the audience capsized. Are these words evoke the resurrection of a melancholy woman watching the rain fall and taking hope in favor of a romantic encounter? While Michelle Obama chaloupait in his chair and the camera lingered on the expressive face of Carole King, shocked to see her friend Aretha is at the piano … the president of the United States seems to crush a tear listening this tube.
Spectators booked exceptional “standing ovation” at the singer who, like a diva, threw his heavy coat completing his divine service.