Watch: Eddie Vedder Performs With Children’s Choir At Obama’s Farewell Address

In an emotional goodbye.

Last night saw Barack Obama’s final speech as a sitting president. It was powerful and emotional, most notably when he talked about how immensely proud he is of his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha (who was missing due to an exam on Wednesday morning) and Malia.

Before his goodbye speech, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder took to the stage with Chicago’s Children’s Choir. He performed Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power,” Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” and Labi Siffre’s “Something Inside So Strong,” as well as “Rise,” his song from the Into The Wild soundtrack.

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