Video: Aretha Franklin's performance moves Obama to tears

  • 31/12/2015
President Barack Obama wipes away a tear during the Aretha Franklin performance (Youtube)
President Barack Obama wipes away a tear during the Aretha Franklin performance (Youtube)

It may have been 47 years since Aretha Franklin's 1968 hit 'Natural Woman' entered the charts, but like many good things, time only seems to agree with her.

The 73-year-old stole the show during the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, an annual award given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

President Barack Obama can be seen wiping away a tear or two listening to the performance, seated next to his wife Michelle.

Carole King, who co-wrote the song and released her own version in 1971, was one of the honorees at this year's ceremony, and was enthralled by the performance.

The Kennedy Center Honors performance was broadcast Tuesday night (local time) on CBS, after being recorded on December 6.

Watch the video.

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