Michelle: Barack 'Sings to Me All the Time'

First lady dishes on husband's skills with Jay Leno

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 1, 2012 6:45 AM CST
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(Newser) – If you thought the recent clip of President Obama singing was a fluke, think again: "He does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time," Michelle Obama told Jay Leno last night. Her husband often sings that very same song (Al Green's "Let's Stay Together"), she said, adding, "He sings a lot of Al Green, Marvin Gaye, a little Stevie [Wonder]. He likes the classics."

As for Mitt Romney's rendition of "America the Beautiful"? A diplomatic first lady said, "It's ... a beautiful song. It is America's song. And it's a song that's meant to be sung by every American." Obama, who is in California to promote her Let's Move healthy eating campaign, also convinced Leno to eat some nutritious food including apples, honey, and some veggies. Leno once told a magazine that 1969 was the last time he ate a vegetable, the AP notes. Click through to the Huffington Post for another clip from the interview.

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