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Obamas: Dream contestants for reality show producer

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Alicia M. Cohn

Michelle Obama's "Mom Dancing" video with Jimmy Fallon didn't just rack up 8 million YouTube views in four days, it also earned her an open invitation to appear on "So You Think You Can Dance."

"I can see her with tWitch now," joked Nigel Lythgoe, the creator and producer of Fox's dancing competition, referring to frequent All Star competitor Stephen "tWitch" Boss.

"She was at her worst during the time that she was doing that out-of-sync electric glide dance because she's got so much natural rhythm she couldn't go against it," Lythgoe told Yeas & Nays, identifying Obama's "Dougie" as her best move in the video that went viral over the weekend.

Lythgoe, who also produces "American Idol," invited the president to do a duet with Al Green on that show last year after President Obama revealed his singing chops at a fundraiser.

"What a talented family they are," Lythgoe said of the Obamas. "The president sang 'Let's stay together,' the first lady's dancing, and I understand Sasha has started juggling and Malia's taking ventriloquism classes. They'll end up on 'America's Got Talent'!"

Lythgoe said he wouldn't be surprised if Bo revealed a skill. "Dogs were on 'America's Got Talent' both in the U.K. and U.S., so perhaps the Obamas' dog will be the next to perform," he said.

As for Michelle Obama's next move, Lythgoe recommended she try the Harlem Shuffle or the Detroit Jit.

"I know they take an awful lot of criticism for doing this kind of thing, but for me, I think it's wonderful to see the humanity of your first family. It's what we're trying to do with our royalty in the U.K.," he said. "You don't want to think that anyone that's in charge of a country is not aware of what's happening in that country."

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Alicia M. Cohn

Examiner Staff Writer
The Washington Examiner