It's a chance to steal some thunder from the Republican hopefuls and to make an impact with Congress and the nation.
According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, "He knows what he's about and he knows how he wants to present this picture of the state of our Union and his vision going forward."
The focus of his address will be the economy and job creation. The White House gave a hint of what to expect in a video released over the weekend (see attached video).
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will deliver the Republican response to the president's address. Herman Cain will give the TEA Party Response.
House Speaker John Boehner already gave his critique.
"It sounds to me like the same policies will be seen: more spending, higher taxes, more regulations. The same policies that haven't helped our economy they And if that's what the president's going to talk about Tuesday night, that's pathetic."
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will attend the Address before she steps down. The Arizona democrat is resigning this week to recover from a brain injury she suffered when she was shot last year.
This will be the president's third State of the Union address.
The White House says it won't only focus on the economy. A Democratic source says he'll also address clean energy and housing.