Barack Obama would go far on American Idol…

How smooth is Barack Obama?! The US number one actually broke into song at a fundraiser on Thursday night.

President Obama treated the audience to a little of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together – and people were actually impressed with his voice.

American Idol associate music director and vocal coach Michael Orland spoke to MTV about Obama’s performance.

“I swear to you, if he auditioned for me in the big stadium [rounds], I would have put him through to the producers immediately,” Orland exclusively told MTV News. “I think he was really charming and had a great voice, and that’s all you can really tell in the a cappella rounds anyway. … I thought his phrasing was great, how he broke it up and really worked the room while he was doing it.”

That’s gotta be worth a vote!