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The First Couple was serenaded by Jennifer Hudson during the historic moment.

Essence.com
Jan, 22, 2013

Last night's inaugural ball was a star-studded event, but no celebrity could outshine or upstage the President and First Lady as they danced the night away beneath the lights. The First Couple grooved to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" performed by Jennifer Hudson. Other musical acts of the night included Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx and Alicia Keys who changed up the lyrics to her hit "Girl on Fire" to fit the night's festivities and spirit. "Obama's on fire!" Keys sang and the crowd applauded. "He's living in a world and it's on fire/... Filled with catastrophe/ But he knows he can find a way… /Everybody knows Michelle is his girl/ Together they run they world…"

Watch Jennifer Hudson serenade the President and First Lady above and Alicia Keys deliver a stunning performance below.