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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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301.

be real    

It would take tacky beyonce and her drug dealing hubby to cheapen an Preesidential Inaug.

smh
money does not equal class, morals, or good character.

they could have hired soemone from a local High School to do better.

615 days ago
302.

be real    

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.


PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

IF SHE LYP SINGS ATT HE SUPER BOWL- I HOPE THEY BOO HER.

BUT THEN AGAIN I DOUBT SHE WILL DO THAT BEYONCE GONNA OPEN HER LIPS FOR THE YT MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO BLACK PRIDE NO AMERICA PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.


PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

PEPSI CAN PROBABLY NOT EVEN PEPSI THEY GOT A YT GURL ON THE FRONT- WHEN YOU OPEN THEM COCA COLA SPURTS OUT.

IF SHE LYP SINGS ATT HE SUPER BOWL- I HOPE THEY BOO HER.

BUT THEN AGAIN I DOUBT SHE WILL DO THAT BEYONCE GONNA OPEN HER LIPS FOR THE YT MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO BLACK PRIDE NO AMERICA PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

615 days ago
303.

be real    

Let's be Real- talentis not a real factor in America!! jJust shake your asz and showsome tits!!! and You are an American success story. If that was not the case we would ntohave so many Reality Tv show- no talent just ALL dumb Americans!!!!!!!!!!

615 days ago
304.

be real    

THEY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN JORDIN SPARKS- SHE IS BIRAICIAL AND CAN KILL IT.SHE SANG BETTER THANBEYONCE AT THE SUPER BOWL ONE.

615 days ago
305.

BE REAL    

OBAMA IS A GROUPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OBAMA BOUGHT THIS MESS ON HIMSELF. I LIKE TO THINK POLOTICIANS ARE HIGHER THAN CELEBS- CELEBS JUST HAVE MONEY THAT IS IT. WHY NOT RUB SHOULDER WITH REAL PEOPLE OF POWER AND INFLUENCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

SINCE 2008 OBAMA BEEN SPNDING SO MUCH TIME BEING A GROUPIE!!! IF HE HAD NOT BEEN LOWERING HIMSELF TO THE STATUS OF OF ENTERTAINERS THEY WOULD HAVE REESPECT ED HIM NEOUGH TO ARRIVE ON TIME TO REHEARSE. oBAMA LOWERED HIMSELF TO THEIR LEVEL NO NEED TO BE IMPRESSED BY HIM.


THEY DISSED OBAMA AND THE NATION. THERE ARE A LOT OF TALENTED PEOPE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN HONORED AND ARRIVED ON TIME.

TACKY EX-DRUG DEALR AND HIS CROTCH SHOT QUEEN.

ONE LAST QUESTION- IS BEYONCE A GOOD ROLE MODEL FOR SASHA AND MALI WITH THAT GQ COVER? WOULD OBAM BE OKAY IS SASHA OR MALIA DID ACOVER LIEK THAT WHEN THEY GET OLDER- IS THAT RESPECTABLE... REALLY. I HAVE NOT REALLY LIKED THEM SINCE HEARING THEM SAY BEYONCNE WAS A ROLE MODEL.. HECK MY DAUGHTER NTO EVEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE OR THE WHITE HOUSE ANDN I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO HAVE A BETTER HEAD ON HER SHOULDERS THAN BEYONCE DOES. AND BEYONCE IS SHADY HER WHOEL FAMILY. STOLE FROM THOSE GIRLS GREEDY DEVILS. THANK GOODNESS LATOYA WON HER LAWSUIT AGAIN THE KNOWLES FAMILY- I CAN'T SUPPORT EVIL DISHONEST PEOPLE. SORRY.

Under obama - 1 dumb nation away from God!!!!

OBAMA IS A GROUPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OBAMA BOUGHT THIS MESS ON HIMSELF. I LIKE TO THINK POLOTICIANS ARE HIGHER THAN CELEBS- CELEBS JUST HAVE MONEY THAT IS IT. WHY NOT RUB SHOULDER WITH REAL PEOPLE OF POWER AND INFLUENCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

SINCE 2008 OBAMA BEEN SPNDING SO MUCH TIME BEING A GROUPIE!!! IF HE HAD NOT BEEN LOWERING HIMSELF TO THE STATUS OF OF ENTERTAINERS THEY WOULD HAVE REESPECT ED HIM NEOUGH TO ARRIVE ON TIME TO REHEARSE. oBAMA LOWERED HIMSELF TO THEIR LEVEL NO NEED TO BE IMPRESSED BY HIM.


THEY DISSED OBAMA AND THE NATION. THERE ARE A LOT OF TALENTED PEOPE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN HONORED AND ARRIVED ON TIME.

TACKY EX-DRUG DEALR AND HIS CROTCH SHOT QUEEN.

ONE LAST QUESTION- IS BEYONCE A GOOD ROLE MODEL FOR SASHA AND MALI WITH THAT GQ COVER? WOULD OBAM BE OKAY IS SASHA OR MALIA DID ACOVER LIEK THAT WHEN THEY GET OLDER- IS THAT RESPECTABLE... REALLY. I HAVE NOT REALLY LIKED THEM SINCE HEARING THEM SAY BEYONCNE WAS A ROLE MODEL.. HECK MY DAUGHTER NTO EVEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE OR THE WHITE HOUSE ANDN I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO HAVE A BETTER HEAD ON HER SHOULDERS THAN BEYONCE DOES. AND BEYONCE IS SHADY HER WHOEL FAMILY. STOLE FROM THOSE GIRLS GREEDY DEVILS. THANK GOODNESS LATOYA WON HER LAWSUIT AGAIN THE KNOWLES FAMILY- I CAN'T SUPPORT EVIL DISHONEST PEOPLE. SORRY.

Under obama - 1 dumb nation away from God!!!!

615 days ago
306.

Cheryl    

Kelly Clarkson was fabulous and thrilling. Beyonce was also fabulous, but not thrilling. Beyonce is a great talent, and she should have sung live. Maybe she was nervous. Maybe she didn't get to practice. I'm sorry that people are so judgemental, but hey Kelly, you ar

615 days ago
307.

CarolO    

And........?????? Beyonce sounded good and looked good and preformed good. So what if it was pre-recorded? Are people really this bored?

615 days ago
308.

cw    

Kelly didn't do all that great either, so I don't know why people are acting as if she sang the hell out of the song. STFU TMZ!

614 days ago
309.

angela    

Beyonce is fake

613 days ago
310.

T-Roy    

Lance Armstrong and BEYONCE have a lot in common. Both may have been capable of performing the highest level in a big event (Tour de France/ Obama's Inauguration). But they both cheated and now we will never know if they could have done it without "enhancements".

The only one they cheated was themselves. Because now, this is all anyone is going to remember.

613 days ago
311.

T-Roy    

Lance Armstrong and BEYONCE have a lot in common. Both may have been capable of performing the highest level in a big event (Tour de France/ Obama's Inauguration). But they both cheated and now we will never know if they could have done it without "enhancements".

The only one they cheated was themselves. Because now, this is all anyone is going to remember.

613 days ago
312.

Mei    

I was wondering why she had the microphone so close to her mouth. It was almost as if she was trying to cover it from the view of the cameras in case she was out of sync.

608 days ago
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