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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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mike    

Kelly SHOULD have lip synced! She would have sounded better. Maybe she took notes and knows what to do next time. She could have sounded better.

556 days ago
227.

YouDontSay    

Did she sing live to a recorded track or was everything recorded? If everything was recorded she should have done better. I could hear a few mistakes that is why I thought it was live.

556 days ago
228.

alex    

Beyoncé May Not Have Lip-Synced, Says the Very Nervous Inauguration Band

http://news.yahoo.com/beyonc-may-not-lip-synced-says-very-nervous-230822892.html

556 days ago
229.

aniza cordova    

Kelly Clarkson is a wonderful singer of this song luv it <3

556 days ago
230.

Cat    

I loved Kelly's song better. You could tell she was singing it for real and has great vocals. I got chills.I knew Beyonce was not singing hers from the begining. Beyonce should have brought the real deal.

556 days ago
231.

CoBrit    

If she did sync, she fooled me. About half way through her performance, she takes out her monitor earpiece, and as she does, she hits a bum note (which would make sense when you don;t have a monitor in your ear). So I don't know.

556 days ago
232.

ST    

Beyonce didn't sing live because she can't sing. She believes in her mind, and all the people who make money off of her believe, that she can sing. She is a mediocre singer at best. Kelly Clarkson can sing circles around Beyonce, but hasn't been commercialized like Beyonce. It's really sad that Beyonce was receiving accolades for a pre recorded song. Aretha didn't lip sync at President Obama's first inauguration. Real singers don't have to lip sync!!!

556 days ago
233.

I AM 21    

Wasn't she a Mitt Romney supporter?

556 days ago
234.

Luce    

It looks like in the beginning she had a mic and her ear and someone was telling her when to start lipsyncing. Wow just so damn fake.

556 days ago
235.

melodyann    

Kelly Did amazing!!!!

556 days ago
236.

seb    

If Beyonce was white, she would get ripped apart by more people. What happened to equality. She is a great artist but damn shame she lipsynced, no matter what the cir***stances. To fake it further, she pulled out her ear piece to pretend she was listening to the backing music. WTF?

556 days ago
237.

c2woods    

Kelly was GREAT

556 days ago
238.

Jkrma     

First Beyonce faked being pregnant. Now she faked singing at the inauguration. Aretha Franklin didn't fake it four years ago. Why did you fake it muppet? Did muppet fake it when she sung at the ball four years ago? Soooo I am assuming she will be faking it at the SuperBowl too? If this is the case please remove her from the show. Overall Beyonce is an entertainer NOT a singer. Like the other ladies that SUNG yesterday. Such as Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. We as people should ALWAYS support those ladies and men with TALENT. Beyonce=faked a birth and singing at the inauguration. (Kelly=really pregnant sung LIVE and did an excellent job, Jennifer=really was pregnant and Alicia Keys=really was pregnant both sung live and did a EXCELLENT JOB)

556 days ago
239.

Kimberly    

BEYONCE IS SO EFFIN FAKE!!! FAKE HAIR, FAKE PREGNANCY AND NOW FAKE SINGING!!! SHE EVEN TOOK THE EAR PIECE OUT TO PRETEND THAT IT WASN'T WORKING AND IT WAS "DISTURBING" HER "FLAWLESS" PERFORMANCE!!! CAN'T STAND FAKE BEHIND!

556 days ago
240.

Mr. Principal    

In one report Beyonce was compared to the late Whitney Houston during her prime. Absolutely not! Kelly sang wayyyy better; it was live and official. Beyonce was an embarrassment. It's called rehearse and be a part of a sound check. Our President deserved a better performance period.

556 days ago
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