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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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211.

john    

Nice wig

607 days ago
212.

melodyann    

There is no excuse for B to not sing live. Lip syncing is fake, anyone can stand up and do it. She had a machine singing for her versus her own real vocals, many may think Kelly sounded off or bad, but hey, at least she had the balls to sing, she kept it real.

607 days ago
213.

robyn    

Sorry Beyonce - Kelly did much better she is really shining here and she looks so beautiful! I do think Beyonce is a great singer- but a little over rated!... oh BTW nothing beats a live version of someone who is confident of their voice!

607 days ago
214.

Jordan    

Pepsi must be loving this whole thing, the face of Pepsi telling Kids forget what Michelle Obama says drink Pepsi and the First Family has the Face of Pepsi Lip Sync the National Anthem. Pepsi could not have gotten better Publicity anywhere else.

607 days ago
215.

Starbum    

I respect Kelly for singing live.

607 days ago
216.

Rochelle    

Ok America, enough is enough. This is nothing new for Beyonce. She Lip Sync's all the time, everytime. I knew she did that when she fell down the steps while performing. The MIC fell to the ground and I don't recall hearing MIC noise of any sort. I did her the tracking still going as though she was singing. Her fake pregnancy and child birth. I mean come on a freaking two yr. old would know she's full herself. So, why does J and her fam co sign her behavior????? She need a Physc. for real.

607 days ago
217.

Rochelle    

I feel sorry for all the DUMMIES who paid for tickets to c fake Bey perform. You should want your money back. She Lip Sync's all the time. Remember, Bey said she cannot remember the words back n the day.

607 days ago
218.

tmzcommenter    

All Kelly does is yell; she doesn't sing. So Beyonce is the better singer, imo.

607 days ago
219.

notta    

She Millie Vanillied the **** out of the song. She over sings too much anyway.

607 days ago
220.

tranceman    

Casinos are fighting to pay Britney millions to do the same thing. Sad really.

607 days ago
221.

G    

she won't sing live for the superbowl either.....just a bunch of over exaggerated moves and lip synching....what a joke

607 days ago
222.

chris    

beyonce is really getting full of herself, first the gq quote, and now this.
congrats kelly!

607 days ago
223.

athena    

Who cares..

607 days ago
224.

athena    

Who really cares.... It was a wonderfull moment..

607 days ago
225.

helloitsme    

Kudos to Kelly for doing it LIVE and doing a great job at it!

607 days ago
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