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'American Idol'

Exec Producer Pitches

Obama Duet with Al Green

1/30/2012 11:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"American Idol" honcho Nigel Lythgoe has balls -- he's asking Prez Obama to come on the show to do the song that made him even more famous -- with Al Green.

Seems Nigel was blown away by Obama's short rendition of "Let's Stay Together" at the Apollo Theater earlier this month.

So Nigel just tweeted the Prez, "We loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to American Idol this Season for a duet with Al Green."

We'd watch.  But is it a good move for the Prez?



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Jan P    

I will stop watching the show completely if they put that horrible man on the show. the name of the show is AMERICAN Idol...this creep has done nothing but try to destroy our America.

946 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

Hey Nigel,
as an American, I think I rather my Pres to more important things. I don't pay him to entertain, I pay him to run the country.

946 days ago
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jujubee    

no, not a good move for obama..it would make everybody who's smart hate him 10X more bc instead of fixing all of the problems in our country, half of which HE caused, he'd be on tv singing?? no, not smart obama, do ONE thing right in your term

946 days ago
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kim    

HE SOUNDED GOOD BUT IT TAKES MORE THAN A FEW LINES TO BE A GOOD SINGER...

946 days ago
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London Vik    

Dont be stupid

946 days ago
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Joe    

I say ask him to be on the show when he gets America financially where it should be. As for now, it is not. Not by far. Nigel, let the prez do his job.

946 days ago
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Starla    

Smart move for AI. Ratings, ratings, ratings.

946 days ago
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Chris    

I sure he is a better singer than he is a president.

946 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Maybe we can get Harvey to do his Motown moves, and singing on American Idol:) Note to Charles: Please bring that up on TMZ Live. Who needs the Prez when we have all the talent wasting there at TMZ. :)

946 days ago
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Phreaky    

Harvey no offense, but you are SOOO corny. It is so easy to tell when something "tickles" you personally, you go on and on and on and on and on and on about it. You've already twittered this story (twice?) and I can only imagine there will be 15 more posts about it. So-and-so tells Obama about it! Obama's response! Another offer! and on and on.
Really. Corny = lame.

946 days ago
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Susan G.    

Oh HELL NO I wouldn't watch it!! Jan P. is totally correct. Maybe he can appear on Idol after he hopefully loses his job in November!!

946 days ago
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TL    

Hmm, I don't think that would be a good move and doubt he would even entertain the thought. It's funny how a few people truly believe that he caused the major problems in this country...remember he inherited 2 wars which BUSH started, a failing economy because of BUSH's policies...you think this stuff can be fixed in 4 years? You are as dumb as your posts. It's simple, JAN P and JUJUBEE, you can always move to Canada, trust me when I say, we won't miss you. You honestly think either out of touch Romney or Angry Grinch will be a serous threat to Obama?? LOL!

946 days ago
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Rebecca    

That's why I don't like Obama. He's more like a celebrity than a President. He's all about rubbing shoulders with Hollywood.

946 days ago
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fanboymagazine    

Hell yes. iTunes it for charity.

Just as long as we don't get a "Republican response" like Newt, Mitt and Ron, doing a Pat Boone medley...

946 days ago
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Grace    

Pres Obama has done enough to devalue the office of the U S Presidency. I hope he does not go on A I because he will further cheapen the presidency in the eyes of the world. But he makes everything all about him so he probably will so he can impress the morons who watch A I. He is a disgrace.

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