Actress Hayden Panettiere is super excited to be at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, or what we like to call the Tiger Beat banquet.

She was invited as a guest of ABC, but it’s not the drooling media she’s there to see. “Obama here we come!” she squeed.

President Obama’s speech is scheduled for about 9:45 p.m. ET, so for now, Panettiere will have to settle for the next best thing: Rahm F’n Emanuel