Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Singing their way to Washington

Internet hit nets inaugural invite
The feel-good story of the week comes out of Atlanta. A group of students at Ron Clark Academy thought they'd just be performing their song 'Dear Obama' at a news conference this week. But after finishing the song, the kids got a big surprise.

They will perform their new song during at least four inaugural balls next Tuesday. At one of the events, these talented youngsters will share the stage with Atlanta pop singer Usher and R&B legend Patti LaBelle.

The students wrote the new song as a follow-up to their YouTube hit You Can Vote However U Like, which landed the kids on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNN, and BET. The song was written to the tune of rapper T.I.’s megahit “Whatever You Like.”

Click on the links, and watch the videos. You'll smile.

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Brea said...

Too cute!!!

Deb S. said...

Brea! It's so good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.

Malik said...

Good for them. I'm glad they're going to get to do their thing on the national stage.

Deb S. said...

Malik: I'm happy for them, too. An ABC News piece includes interviews with a couple of students. I got a bit misty-eyed as I listened to the children talk about what these learning experiences mean to them.

Andre said...

I never quite caught on to this whole thing. Not being a fan or T.I., most hip hop, or kids and all...

Still, the energy these kids put into their own version of political involvement has to be commended. I'm glad they are getting the recognition they deserve.

A part of me is wondering if McCain's crew would've offered the same courtesy had he won. I guess we won't know this time around. :)