YouTube Video: Barack Obama and Michelle Dancing at Inauguration 2013

Inauguration 2013's biggest star was easily Beyonce, but she did not necessarily have the most viral performance.

Courtesy of Barack and Michelle Obama’s dance quickly becoming an internet favorite, the honors of the night actually went to Jennifer Hudson.

It wasn't the first Hudson performance for POTUS; the singer had previously performed at the president's 50th birthday party in August.


When the commander in chief and the first lady danced to the Grammy Award-winner’s rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” she easily became the most memorable performance of the night.

Hudson, who has formerly worked with Beyonce as a part of Dreamgirls, is being described as the highlight of the event, celebrating the second term of the 44th president. Hudson also wasn’t the only performer singing someone else’s song, with Stevie Wonder also performing a heavily edited version of Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire.

The event was a particularly high-profile affair, with other guests including legendary singer James Taylor, pop star Alicia Keys, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, controversial celebrity Ke$ha, singer Katy Perry, the dark sunglasses-wearing John Mayer, Girls actress Allison Williams, basketball player Bill Russell and actor Marlon Wayans.

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Abdul R. Siddiqui

Abdul is a graduate of CUNY Baruch, as part of the Macaulay Honors program. He has interned with the New York City Housing Authority, Macaulay, and PolicyMic. He currently contributes to PolicyMic, DramaFever, and NewLogical.

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