Last night the world was treated to aDancing with the Leaders of the Free Worldcontest, at the Inaugural Ball. These are the results.
Costumes: Both Obama and Biden went with traditional choices. Jill and Michelle both looked beautiful.
Michelle wore a pleated ruby red Jason Wu dress. Jill looked ravishing in a blue satin dress with a Black sash from Vera Wang. Ultimately Jill, who went with a different designer than she did in 2009, made a more adventurous decision than did Michelle who stuck with Wu. Also, in wearing blue, the color of her party, Jill was more politically appropriate than Michelle, who wore the color of the GOP. So, for originality and partisanship, this one goes to the Bidens.
Song: The Obamas danced to Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” while the Bidens danced to Jamie Foxx’s version of the Ray Charles classic “I Can’t Stop Loving You”. Both choices had an “oh, cute” factor, as Obama broke into “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater and Foxx played Ray Charles in the film Ray. But Hudson rocked the house with an infinitely more danceable song and Fox sounded a little schmaltzy, with a song that would be better for a first dance at a wedding, than an inaugural ball. So, the Obamas win this round.