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Kelly Clarkson

Sorry Beyonce,

I Sang LIVE at Inauguration

1/22/2013 9:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kelly Clarkson doesn't compare to Beyonce -- because Kelly actually sang her song LIVE yesterday at the Presidential Inauguration ... TMZ has learned ... unlike Beyonce, who lip-synced to a pre-recorded track.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corp Band -- which provides the music for the Inauguration -- tells TMZ, Beyonce mouthed the words to a pre-recorded studio version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

But the rep added, Kelly sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" WITHOUT the help of a backing track.

The rep said it's standard procedure to record a backing track before a live performance such as this -- you know, just in case -- and Bey decided at the last minute to rely on the studio version instead of winging it in person.

The rep added, "We all know Beyonce can sing ... We don't know why she chose to use the pre-recorded track."

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166.

Jody    

Fake singing, fake pregnancy. She really is quite vain isn't she?

554 days ago
167.

QBOL    

Beyonce's singing is as fake as her baby bump!!! What a joke!!!

554 days ago
168.

Enough Already    

Of course Beyonce's rendition was fake. Just like her fake pregnancy!!! She's a total fake. See ya!

554 days ago
169.

QE2    

I just checked Kelly's performance on utube. She KILLED it!

554 days ago
170.

Bossy Potato    

Kelly is a serious singer. Beyonce is not. Such a shame. How dare you call yourself a singer.

554 days ago
171.

carrie    

i knew she was a big bubble ass fake!!

554 days ago
172.

BB not bb    

So was Beyonce performing in honor of fraud? What she represented was lying to the public and misleading them and fraudulently offering something fake. What is the point of having her there then? Anyone can play a record of her singing.


People ask you to sing live because they want the honor of being sung to. They don't want someone to show up and pretend to be genuine when they aren't. If Beyonce thinks that she can sing, she should just do it.


Was she afraid of being critiqued and not measuring up to Kelly, so she needed a doctored recording to sing for her?


If it is live, people understand that isn't going to be as perfected as something from a studio.

554 days ago
173.

tamara    

Lip syncing at an inauguration is just wrong. If she couldn't sing live then let someone who can. It wouldn't be perfect but it would be real. Or get a professional opera singer who could definitely do it.

554 days ago
174.

USA#1    

Most performances aren't live anymore. I used to work in a arena and we had Beyonce there twice for shows. She sings a little but most of it is backing tracks. She like most so called musicians today are just fabricated studio acts who look good with a bunch of fake hair, body parts, and makeup.

554 days ago
175.

ams165    

Don't worry beyonce you get a pass because you and the potus are related some how.. Kelly had to earn her dinner because she's a real outsider..

554 days ago
176.

holdyoear    

if so the lip sync sucked as well. Just imagine how bad it would have been live. She can NOT sing.

554 days ago
177.

BB not bb    

I think Kelly did do a great job singing that song. I never thought an old standard like that could sound so passionate and exciting.

554 days ago
178.

DaveT    

Kelly can out-sing Beyonce any day of the week.
Plus she's a much cooler chick, Kelly's all woman but she's got a tomboy side to her and can hang out with the guys and laugh and have a blast.

554 days ago
179.

trini_angel    

What's the point of this article TMZ???

554 days ago
180.

HumanNature    

WHO GIVE A CRAP!!!!!


KELLY AND BEYONCE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!


I APPLAUD THEM BOTH!!!!!


GREAT JOB LADIES!!!!

554 days ago
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