Great Couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Perform at Other Great Couple's Final State Dinner

Imagine Barack during "Sweet Escape" OMG.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Perform at State Dinner
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Not only was the Obamas' final State Dinner a rollicking affair because Michelle SHUT IT DOWN in rose gold Versace, but then Gwen Stefani took the stage to perform—and brought Blake Shelton with her. (The theme of the night was Italian diplomacy, so you know—that didn't hurt either.)

Repeating the duet they sang at Stefani's show Sunday, they also reprised the whole staring-into-each-other's-eyes bit as guests like Vice President Joe Biden, Giorgio Armani, Rachael Ray, James Taylor, and Frank Ocean looked on. But as befitting a champion of love, the president seemed pleased with the display instead of puking or being like "ew."

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