January 22nd, 2013
11:56 AM ET

Inauguration Day rewind: Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx perform

It was Jennifer Hudson's turn to wow the audience as the President and First Lady shared their first dance at Monday's Commander in Chief's Ball, one of two inaugural balls held Monday evening.

In case you missed it, the singer performed a rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" - a soul classic that we know President Obama favors, as he's hit those high notes once or twice himself.

Hudson was one of many artists who participated in the celebrations for Obama's second inauguration, which included appearances from Brad Paisley, John Legend, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and more.

Jamie Foxx was tapped to sing Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" for Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden as they took a spin on the dance floor. (Remember, "Django Unchained" actor Foxx won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Charles in the 2004 movie "Ray.")

Alicia Keys also had a turn at the piano for her performance of "Girl On Fire," which got a remix to "Obama's On Fire":

And Fun. livened up the room with their Grammy-nominated single "We Are Young":

What did you think of the performances? Did you have a favorite? Sound off below!


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Tom

    Lupe fiasco's was the best! at the pre-inaugeral. take that Obama!

    January 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nancy

    Jennifer Hudson was fantastic.

    Those of you in this thread who dissed her need to grow up and get a life.

    And CNN should block you from posting your disgusting comments.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Soooooo true

    i agree total waste.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    I want a tax rebate for the cost of all this waste of time and effort.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Carol

    I'd like to respond to the question posed in the article "What did you think of the performances? Did you have a favorite?" since no one else has. My favorite performance of the night was by Jamie Foxx as he serenaded Joe and Jill Biden with "I Can't Stop Loving You." Just Beautiful!!!

    January 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. get ready cause here i come...

    they danced to that song too...

    January 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Terri

    First of all. Grow the hell up people. Second, for the love of god, please learn how to spell properly and to speak (type) like you actually have an education. (This is for the yahoo's not the folks who replied with some actual point.) Third, its extremely unappetizing to have to read the fodder posted here. Fourth, it was Beyonce, not JLo who lip-synced, which is a common practice due to several very valid reasons, like YoYo Ma who had to record his performance, pre-ceremony in 2009 because of the weather. And Finally, Don't you (the yahoos) have homework to do?

    January 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Patricia

    I agree. It is slways better to be kind. Others should learn by our good examples.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Blake89

    They said J Lo was lip synching. She should be more polite. Then she could maybe still be on American Idol.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blake89

    I don't like the two pieces of p oo dancing in that photo. It grosses me out.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Maretta

    when someone makes a special effort to hurt jennifer....loose lips sink ship....its that special effort that a person puts into to hurt jennifer that will cause her too make sure everyone knows about.....the "weak" as you call them
    have rights too–

    January 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Jennipher eats d ooooooodey. The runny smelly kind.

      January 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Jennipher is in my homeroom. She is always mean because she is still sleepy. She needs to drink a coca cola to get waked up like a normal kid.

      January 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Am not ! I'm nice in homeroom ! I'm just doing my homework afore class !

      January 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      It's Ann that's mean – she is always telling on everyone. Plus she is smelly like diarreah.

      January 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • your see...

      small dick =3 nasty and rude and doesn't care

      big dick ======3 polite

      January 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jessica

    Moochelle's fat behind is gross.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2 phat phucks of hollywood.

      that's true...especially with that constand clogged up nose.,

      January 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joseph

    It sickened me watching that mess. These are end times for the United States. Those wanting a handout outnumber the workers and producers.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • ijs

      It's not a handout. It' s people being unable to find work to sustain them. People who worked all their lives are hurting. Sure there are lazy people in the world, but PLEASE for those of us blessed enough to still have a job. STOP looking down your noses at others. Trial and tribulation can befall even the best of us.

      January 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • hudson

      agreed.

      January 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |

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