Inaugural Ball Pictures: President Obama, Michelle And Guest Performers Dance The Night Away [PHOTOS]

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on January 22 2013 10:00 AM
  • Inaugural Ball
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced the night away at the inaugural ball Monday after wrapping up the 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend of festivities. Reuters
  • Inaugural Ball
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced the night away at the inaugural ball Monday after wrapping up the 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend of festivities. Reuters
  • Inaugural Ball
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced the night away at the inaugural ball Monday after wrapping up the 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend of festivities. Reuters
  • Inaugural Ball
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced the night away at the inaugural ball Monday after wrapping up the 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend of festivities. Reuters
  • Inaugural Ball
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced the night away at the inaugural ball Monday after wrapping up the 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend of festivities. Reuters
  • Inaugural Ball
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced the night away at the inaugural ball Monday after wrapping up the 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend of festivities. Reuters
  • Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson performs at the Commander in Chief's Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. Reuters
  • Marc Anthony
    Singer Marc Anthony performs at the Commander in Chief's Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. Reuters
  • Brad Paisley
    Country music singer Brad Paisley performs at the Inaugural Ball during presidential inauguration ceremonies in Washington, January 21, 2013. Reuters
  • Fun.
    Nate Ruess of the band Fun performs at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. Reuters
  • Alicia Keys
    Singer Alicia Keys performs at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. Reuters
  • Stevie Wonder
    Singer Stevie Wonder performs at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, January 21, 2013. Reuters
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After Beyonce was joined in cheer during her rendition of the national anthem on Monday at the 2013 presidential inauguration, guests, performers and, of course, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle danced the night away.

Jennifer Hudson was among the performers of the night, responsible for serenading the First couple during a cheek-to-cheek dance at the inaugural ball held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Right before the performance, Hudson tweeted: "Right now the President and First Lady will dance to Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together,' to be performed by ... ME!!! Yes! Amazing night!"

Hudson was joined by Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys who sang her hit song “Girl on Fire,” but changed the words to sing "He's the president and he's on fire ... Obama's on fire. Obama's on fire."

The Obamas along with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill also danced to the Grammy-nominated hit by Fun, “We Are Young.” Music from other artists included Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, John Legend, Katy Perry, Mana, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden and Usher. The President and First Lady also took a moment to dance with Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria Nelson and Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling.

Earlier in the day, Beyonce took the stage with her husband Jay-Z nearby to sing the National Anthem to the crowd at the Capitol. Her performance was prefaced by James Taylor singing “America the Beautiful” and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”

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