Article Lead Image

YouTube right now! Barack Obama sings One Direction

If you loved the president’s renditions of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, you’ll love this.


Michelle Jaworski


In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

You knew it was coming.

Fadi Saleh of baracksdubs has already made President Barack Obama sing Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, so it was only a matter of time before Obama crooned One Direction.

Saleh, a biochemistry major who makes these videos in his spare time, has taken viewer requests for Obama’s next dubs since LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” so now he’s back with One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”—with a little help from Steve Shane and Matty Trump on instrumentals.

Many 1D fans already love the video as evident in the comments; many were originally brought there from a tweet by Anne Cox, band member Harry Styles’s mom, who mentions another band member, Niall Horan, with a link to the video.

His videos have been tweeted by the artists he’s made Obama cover, but he’s more excited to see what viewers on YouTube have to say about them.

“I plan to keep doing this until people aren’t entertained by it,” he told the Daily Dot.

Which leaves us wondering: how long until the inevitable Gotye cover?

Photo via YouTube

The Daily Dot