Soul legend Aretha Franklin has tipped U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as the next big thing - in the pop charts.
The Respect hitmaker heard Obama belting out a note-perfect rendition of one of her famous hits during his campaign for the White House last year (08).
And she is adamant he has a such a good voice he would be a perfect pop star.
She says, "I heard him sing a fabulous version of Chain of Fools at an event in Detroit last year. He had a good, melodic voice."