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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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241.

Sandra     

Love Kelly and she did a great job!! Beyonce is less than stellar!!

605 days ago
242.

Kaneesha    

Fake hair, boobs, teeth, nails, and talent. Beyonce has no talent It is her managers that dress and throw a wig on it to perform and lip sync. She never sings without help, she can't.

605 days ago
243.

Truth    

BEYAAAWWWNCE WILL LIP SYNC THE SUPERBOWL HALF TIME SHOW. NO DOUBT, WATCH... THIS WILL BE FUNNY ASS. WHO'S MORE FAKE ---> MANTI TEO'S GIRLFRIEND OR BEYAAWWWNCE SINGING LIVE?? RESULTS: THE ELECTORAL VOTE GOES TO BITCH BEYAAWWWNCE. POPULAR VOTE IT'S A F*CKING TIE. #TRUTH!!

605 days ago
244.

Truth    

ILLUMINATI SIGN... TOLD YALL ABOUT THIS LIP SYNCING C*NT. LEOPARD NEVER CHANGES ITS SPOTS. GOTTA SAY... IT'S HARD TO TELL WHO THE F*CK IS THE BETTER LIP SYNCING BITCH --- BEYAAAWWWNCE OR FAT-RIAH CAREY. EVEN EINSTEIN WOULD CALL IT A TIE... #NOT_A_WINNER #TRUTH!!

605 days ago
245.

Truth    

I KNEW SOME SH*T WAS GOIN ON... JOE BIDEN HAD THIS WEIRD LOOK ON HIS FACE WATCHIN BEYAAAWWNCE. WATCH CLOSELY... HE SQUINTS THEN LOOKS AT HER IN A BIT OF A SHOCK. YALL KNOW SOME SH*T WAS GOING DOWN. NOW WE KNOW WHAT THAT FAKERY WAS.. POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

605 days ago
246.

Sandi    

Everyone knows that Beyonce can only act as if she is singing. This was proven years ago when that one backup singer gave the interview about Beyonce not really singing. She fools you into giving her money for the image they created for her to play. People can be very gullible. Beyonce gets paid very well to give you her "show". Her dad said something to that effect after she fired him. She never hired him again.

605 days ago
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Tina A., Lakewood, CA    

Just a dam shame, all the people in the front row heard all the band playing live until Beyonce came out and she was singing but no one heard music, the band was fake playing the crowd said. Beyonce always want the spot light, well now you got you fake ass. Just sickening and embarrassing to herself and to her daughter who will know of this one day.

605 days ago
248.

emme    

I thought Kelly was amazing...great job

605 days ago
249.

Phoenix    

The "rep" that made the lip-syncing statement was probably paid by Beyonce's camp to do so, just to stir up controversy RIGHT before her Superbowl performance. And all of you bought right into it. Idiots.

605 days ago
250.

Nwvotes    

Did Beyonce lip-sync the national anthem at the Presidents Inauguration? Vote at www.nationwidevotes.com

605 days ago
251.

Figowee    

Good for you, Kelly. You are real. Anyone can record in a studio, and lip sink later.

605 days ago
252.

daisy     

Beyonce decided "at the last minute" - gosh, you mean like because it was FREEZING COLD and maybe she was worried her voice would be affected on the biggest day for millions of people? Let's cut her some slack! James Taylor was interviewed after the inauguration and said how hard it was to sing (in his folky low-key way) can you imagine what cold, dry air does when you're gasping for air and belting out a song like Beyonce? Sure it is absolutely great that Kelly Clarkson risked it and it went fine for her, but that doesn't mean Beyonce somehow "cheated" - she decided last minute not to risk messing up the National Anthem - and if she'd taken the risk and her voice faltered, we'd all be saying what a mess she'd made of it. So good decision on her part!!

605 days ago
253.

Gara Stark    

Not sure about Beyonce, but Kelly was definitely live. Otherwise, she would have fixed the first 4 notes of the song that were not quite in tune.

605 days ago
254.

mikeylondon87    

Reading this comments are rediculous. Jealousy is an ugly trait and you all just proved it. Beyonce sang live over a backing track. There is a video that shows she is singing bc you can hear her on the cameras microphone. suddenly everyone forgets the countless times she has sang acapella with no microphone...she's a phenomenal singer and people forget Whitney Houston lip synced in 91. Have some class and open s book..a lot of these uneducated comments have me fearful for the future of this country. As far as TMZ, I will no longer visit this site for the trash it 'reports'.

605 days ago
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Gara Stark    

Don't know about Beyonce, but Kelly was definitely live. Otherwise, she would have fixed those first four notes that were not in tune.

605 days ago
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