(CNN) – President Barack Obama's rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" has earned the president an invitation to one of the biggest stages in show business: American Idol.
Nigel Lythgoe, the show's producer, tweeted Monday "@BarackObama we loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to #AmericanIdol this Season for a duet with Al Green."
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Lythgoe later acknowledged he had forgotten to check if Green was available to perform.
"@barackobama I may have screwed up? In my haste to send your invitation I failed to ask Al Green if he wants to sing with YOU? I'll call," Lythgoe tweeted Tuesday.
Mitt Romney, who sang a verse of "America the Beautiful" in Florida the night before the state's primary, didn't receive a similar invitation. Indeed, if Romney were auditioning for Lythgoe it seems he wouldn't make it past the first round.
"If it were an election based on vocal talent @barackobama would beat Romney hands down. Mitt was very flat singing "America the Beautiful," Lythgoe wrote.