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Bill and Hillary Clinton surprise Steve Tyrell at Cafe Carlyle on the eve of Christmas Eve

Bill and Hillary Clinton surprise Steve Tyrell at Cafe Carlyle on the eve of Christmas Eve

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Karen Pulaski, from left, Bill Clinton, Steve Tyrell Photo by Neil Leifer
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Steve Tyrell and Karen Pulaski, center, surrounded by fans, including Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Photo by Neil Leifer
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Hillary Clinton, Steve Tyrell Photo by Neil Leifer
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Christmas came early for song man Steve Tyrell and his glam fiancé Karen Pulaski when former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton popped in at the Cafe Carlyle in New York on Thursday night to catch the holiday show by Tyrell, one of the former president's favorite singers. 

The Clintons, including daughter Chelsea, had primo seats, posed for photos with the Tyrell/Pulaski clan and wished the couple all the best with their wedding, which will take place at the Carlyle Hotel on Sunday. Yes, the day after Christmas.

When Tyrell dedicated The Way You Look Tonight to the Clintons, Chelsea moved to sit next to her father. They held hands, and according to Tyrell, the former president wiped a tear from his eye. You might remember The Way You Look Tonight as the song that Tyrell sang in Father of the Bride and it was his version of the tune that Bill and Chelsea chose as their first dance at her wedding.

Tyrell is celebrating the conclusion of his sixth consecutive sold-out season at the famous Cafe Carlyle since taking over from the legendary Bobby Short.

Next, it's back to Houston for the newly-merged families. After falling head-over-heels for Pulaski last year, Tyrell relocated to hometown Houston from his long-time base in Los Angeles.