Video: Aretha Franklin blows away Carole King and gets Obama emotional

Singer-songwriter Carole King, one of the 2015 Kennedy Center honorees, looks like she was absolutely blown away by the amazing performance of perhaps her most famous song by the great Aretha Franklin.

At 73 years old, Aretha has still got it!

This rendition moved President Obama to tears, and has to be seen and heard to be believed.

Consider it my New Year’s gift to all of you. Happy 2016!

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Amy Fried loves Maine's sense of community and the wonderful mix of culture and outdoor recreation. She loves politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives. Fried is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. Her views do not reflect those of her employer or any group to which she belongs.