President Obama did an enthusiastic reading of Where the Wild Things Are at Sunday’s White House Easter Egg Roll, and his performance was nothing short of awesome. It’s even more impressive when you consider that the POTUS had a tough act to follow: X Factor alumna Rachel Crow, who kicked off the wild rumpus with a gospel-tinged “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Crow rocked a bright yellow blazer and some rad ’80s hair as she exhibited her trademark older-than-her-years poise, delivering a powerful anthem that would have made Whitney Houston proud. She also scores major bonus points for keeping things relatively simple, despite having received professional training in Simon Cowell’s House of Gratuitous Melisma.(Psst, Fox: I think we’ve got a name for your newest singing competition.)
Check out Rachel’s song, then tell us: Do you agree with President Obama’s positive assessment of Crow? Are you hoping to see more of this 14-year-old budding star? And who do you think is in that giant bunny suit? It’s got to be Biden, right?