‘America’s Got Talent’ host Nick Cannon thinks Obama would crush competition


Nick Cannon has seen his fair share of wild acts as host of “America’s Got Talent,” but he thinks there’s one smooth singer who could shake up the competition on the show: President Obama.

When asked which presidential candidate would do best on the talent showdown, Cannon replied, “Obama has a pretty incredible voice. He certainly got his Al Green on at the Apollo.” The president famously crooned his way through a few lines from “Let’s Stay Together” at a January fundraiser at the iconic Harlem music hall.

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Cannon, an Obama supporter, has attended several money-raising events for the president.

At least the commander in chief might not have to travel far to accept an invite to appear on the NBC show. Cannon, 31, says he would love to bring the popular program — which is currently crossing the country in search of performers — to the nation’s capital soon. The seventh season of “America’s Got Talent” is set to premiere in May.

The entertainer was making his own debut on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as he joined Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) at the Rayburn House Office Building for a briefing on children’s online privacy legislation.

Last year, wife Mariah Carey gave birth to the couple’s 10-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

Cannon, who has been hospitalized twice this year for kidney-related issues, is also getting his health back on track, saying he’s feeling “a lot better.”