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Michelle Obama does "Single Ladies". (Image: CBS / YouTube)

The stakes have been well and truly upped for whoever takes over as First Lady (or First Man) in January. We already know Bill Clinton can play the sax, and we learned this week Melania Trump is a big fan of Rick Astley, but do they know the lyrics to “Get Ur Freak On”?

The current FLOTUS certainly does, as well as every line of Stevie Wonder‘s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé.

First Lady Michelle Obama was the latest guest to appear on Carpool Karaoke, the segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden that’s taken on a life of its own. She joined host James Corden on a tour of the White House, pointing out the rose garden and the Oval Office, though the tour got derailed as soon as the radio was switched on.

A few songs and an impressive display of car seat moves later, the pair were joined by Missy Elliott for a rendition of charity single “This is For My Girls” and her 2001 hit “Get Ur Freak On”:

There was a serious message in among the singing, however. Michelle highlighted her “Let Girls Learn” initiative, which aims to promote education for girls around the world. “Right now there’s 62 million girls worldwide that aren’t in school for a variety of different reasons,” she explained. “So much could be corrected in the world if girls were educated and had power over their lives.”

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.