‘We Should Start Focusing on Michelle’: Alicia Keys Weighs In on Which Obama Should Sing on Inauguration Day

Obama's Inauguration
Which Hollywood A-lister will be there?
Alicia Keys is expecting heavy duty vocal backup when she performs for Barack Obama on his presidential inauguration day, setting her eyes on the First Lady as her new singing partner.

“We should start focusing on Michelle,” Keys, 31, told Celebuzz during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. “There’s enough of this [Barack] Obama singing thing. We need to really hone in on Michelle.”

“I think she’s really the voice of the family and we probably could maybe consider getting her to do some type of duet.”

However, Keys isn’t the only powerhouse voice who’ll be trying to get the Obamas to belt out a tune.

BeyonceKaty PerryJohn LegendUsherStevie Wonder and Kelly Clarkson are also set to hit the stage during festivities to mark Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20.

For now, Keys is busy promoting her film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, of which she is an executive producer and set the score for the drama about inner city youths.

On Thursday night, Hennessy VS threw a bash to celebrate the singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, who starred in the film as Gloria.

“The reason I wanted to be involved in the piece — straight off the bat — was because the writing was so superb that it enveloped you,” Keys told us. “Even just reading the script, midway through it you’re laughing, you’re yelling…you’re just emotionally attached.”

Though Keys is living it up in the snowy slopes for the prestigious, her husband Swizz Beatz is out taking his father to A-list events around the globe — in which he endearingly documents on Instagram snapshots titled “I Can’t Take My Dad Nowhere.”

“Mostly I’m not there and I’m getting a phone like, ‘Babe, did you see the Instagram?” Keys told us. “It’s so fun for me too.”

Celebuzz Single Player No Autoplay (CORE)
No changes are to be made to this player