Gotta Watch: So you think you can sing?
President Obama, Warren Buffet and Hermain Cain showed off singing skills in recent days.
January 23rd, 2012
10:26 AM ET

Gotta Watch: So you think you can sing?

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is a singer, although some might dispute that label, given his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game. In the last few days, we've heard from a few famous folks who do not have "singer" on their resume, yet they thought enough of themselves to give it a go. Today's Gotta Watch: So you think you can sing?

Amateur night at the Apollo - The White House liked President Obama's recent musical homage to the Rev. Al Green so much, they've made it into a ringtone. [cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/01/20/tsr-bts-obama-sings-at-apollo.cnn"%5D

Buffett the entertainer - At first glance, the curiosity factor is pretty high on this one: Warren Buffett, strumming a ukulele, singing "I've Been Working on the Railroad" on state-run Chinese television. The video of his contribution to a Chinese New Year variety show was posted on CCTV's Spring Festival Gala website. [cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/01/23/sot-china-warren-buffet-singing.cctv"%5D

Herman Cain believes in himself - Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has sung before the National Press Club. He's even delivered an odd ode to pizza, which was an Internet favorite. Friday, the sometime gospel vocalist was at it again, belting out a bit of Diana Ross' "Believe in Yourself" at a South Carolina rally with Stephen Colbert. [cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/01/23/von-herman-cain-sings.cnn"%5D

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  1. Wacko

    @doug

    The American people aren't trailor trask!

    January 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • jj

      You obviously are

      January 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Same to you

    @ simon

    This article isn't about race or skin color so what's up with the bigotry? If you have a problem being civil you should go hide your empty head in your trailor.

    January 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bouna Sera' Wine Bar

      Well said! I'll drink to that!!!

      January 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tom

    "You're not gonna sing for us are you Sammy?"

    January 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DEM

    @mypouxesas

    Agree! Its called christian values hypocrisy!

    January 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Idy

    Herman sounds pitchy. He cannot go to Hollywood. Obama is the winner. I am on the fence with Warren. Let the publi or Wall street "save" him.

    January 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Amy

    Not an Obama fan at all!!!!

    However, the boy can sing...I thought it was cute to show a fun side of his personality, albeit for ratings and votes, but still it's always nice to see the president be a real person from time to time.

    January 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Oh wow that was way unwarranted what che just said. I might call anyone boy or girl regardless of their race or age... don't be stupid. In fact your comment che, leads me to believe that you are just as closed minded as any racist or biggot out there

      January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @amy: forty pounds of swinging meat and a wheelbarrow full of balls and you call him boy?

      January 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rick

    BOY Uhmm??

    January 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jb

    Amy – what is this "boy" crap you are spewing?

    January 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      What is your problem?

      January 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jj

    Obama is a good singer. We can add that to the list of his many fine talents and accomplishments!

    January 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dgal878

    Mr. Obama, you missed your calling. Quit your day job.

    January 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris

    Obama wins again easily. Right pitch, tone, and even a little of that soul singer raspiness you need.

    January 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Catherine Smith44

    The umemployment is high in this country and the idiot of Americas are more worry if President OBama has a better voice than the rest, no wonder we are going down the hills. Who cares if the president sings of not, tell him to go fix the economy.

    January 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clarissa

      Yes you're right, "Hey Obama go fix the economy with a swish and flick of your magic wand", the fact that you think it's that easy is so ridiculous. Do you really think the economy of the US is left up to one man. You have no idea how our government works, do you? Well since you obviously dont, I suggest you go read about it or take a government class and THEN make educated comments on CNN message boards.

      January 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ohsnap

    Obama made my heart flutter. Warren Buffet was absolutely adorable. Herman Cain? Nope

    January 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hilroy

    Look you blind haters.. This problem with the economy started in 2007 and with two wars almnost five trillion dollars and ten years in the making with the big boys on Wall Street. Do you want in solved in three years?.

    Now about the Republican politicians namely " Newt the brute" People go to jail for inciting vilolence in some countries and since racists have the media to spew their lies, they will getaway with it. Have anyone of these guys look at the unemployment rate for blacks lately? NO NO! They do not care. All the blacks I know like the good things in life and they are working three and four jobs to make ends work. Stop the BS

    January 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Uh, oh, you said "boys on Wall Street."

      Lest people misconstrue, you mean the MEN of Wall Street, right?

      January 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SaintM

    President Obama did an excellent job at singing. If I was in another room, I would have sworn it was Al himself. Intelligent, a class act, and can sing with the best of them. What more could you want–go Obama 2.0.

    January 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
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