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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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If you have to record your song in a studio with the help of all the available equipment, and not sing live, it shows that maybe, just maybe your unedited singing voice isn't worthy.... just sayin'. Way to go Kelly, keepin' it real!

577 days ago


I'd rather hear a performer crack and go up on lyrics and sweat, and be *real*, than watch a 'perfect' pre-recording. Be real! Be WITH us in that moment, for f's sake. Performance is about being there, right then and there, representing the awesome experience of the crowd and the occasion.

577 days ago


All of you that say Kelly Clarkson is a better signer than Beyonce are out of your damn minds!'re just of the two. Wow.

Oh, and on a side note...if you want to know what a 'hot' woman looks like....LOOK AT BEYONCE! NOT all the beanpoles that you go ga-ga over on TMZ!

577 days ago


Differerence is quite simple. Kelly CAN sing. Whitney, regardless of her faults and the fact I hated her... she still COULD SING! Beyawnsay is a fuging fraud who's only talent comes from the autotune that gets over applied on everything she tries to sing.

577 days ago


I haven't watched "American Idol" for years, but the one great thing which that particular competition did, was virtually "force" up and coming contestant singers to perform at their very best, "live", without gimmicks.
Kelly was trained "right", and she chose to sing live in front of millions upon millions of people.
She's a bad@ss, and has definitely earned respect!!!

577 days ago

Sunset Strip Dealer    

Beyonce is a sham, all of the dip-****s who said she sang so good. Really, she sang so good, eat a dick moron's. Beyonce is nothing more than Milli Vanilli with a vagina. More karaoke at the Super Bowl, I will be taking a **** while she lip sync's.

577 days ago


LOL who in the world would think Kelly Clarkson sings better than Beyonce. Also remember that time when she blatantly ripped off a Beyonce song and tried to play it off as her own!!!!!! Kelly let's not throw stones here.

577 days ago

Keith Maurice    

so what...

577 days ago


Beyonce sucks as does Obama. Hats off to Kelly. Beyonce, in a perfect world she's a cleaning lady or works at the post office. In a perfect world Jay Z's a security guard and Obama a traffic cop.

577 days ago


She should've lip synced it together with her fake baby and fake husband!

577 days ago


I think its wrong for any performer to lip sync. Live. But that's real low to lip sync at the inauguration

577 days ago


You don't know why? Because Beyonce is FAKE just like her pregnancy, they had a surrogate!!

577 days ago

Angry Old Man Podcast    

I think you all need to lighten up and laugh a little bit. Download the Angry Old Man Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and your lunch will taste better

577 days ago

American Patriot    

This chick is SOOOOO overrated!

Everybody likes her because shes African American..and feel that if you say something against her then you are a racist. Obviously, she is not as good as the world thinks! Kelly on the other hand is ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS! love america

577 days ago


Beyonce sucks as does Obama. In a perfect world Beyonce is a cleaning lady, Jay Z works at the post office and Obama a traffic cop. Hats off to Kelly.

577 days ago
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