President Barack Obama showed off his vocal chops for one final White House tree lighting ceremony. Obama led the star-studded chorus in a joyful rendition of “Jingle Bells.”
Though Obama’s voice can be heard most clearly above the rest, several successful musical artists joined him for the ceremony. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, the Lumineers, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Marc Anthony harmonized as well as actress and host, Eva Longoria. Obama also led the group in a festive “Feliz Navidad.”
Chance the Rapper also performed on his own during the event, singing and rapping his hit “Sunday Candy” with help from Nico Segal and the Social Experiment. Members of the First Family were spotted singing along to the track from the audience. The tree lighting will be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel on December 5th.
— errol barnett (@errolbarnett) December 1, 2016