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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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76.

backfire    

So what. Beyonce pre recorded and it was perfect. It was nerves. Who cares? Millions of people treat Kim Kardasian like she was the most beautiful woman in the world and she has fake boobs, ass, injections, liposuction, hair removal, etc etc etc. Seems like our country is in love with fake so what do you expect.

549 days ago
77.

cheri    

disappointed it was pre recorded

549 days ago
78.

Bill    

It would be great to boycot lip sync shows and concerts altogether. An artist with real talent should be rewarded, and we shouldn't go see these manufactured "artists" (Nicky M )

549 days ago
79.

cheri    

pre recorded!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

549 days ago
80.

Areyouserious    

Whitney did the same thing, so what does it matter.

549 days ago
81.

team christina millian    

I need more people.... Stop lying on the woman... U know she sang live... Like the marine color would call TMZ to stir the pot... She sang live

549 days ago
82.

inTHEknow    

Beyonce used the track not by choice. The officials required her to use a prerecorded version because she made it clear she wanted to spout of political comments and wasn't backing down. The officials made the call to not allow her a live mic.

549 days ago
83.

Best Mom    

Congrats to Kelly! She rose to the occasion beautifully! Extremely well done, Kelly!

549 days ago
84.

Kàt    

Really? You don't know why? Just a tad bit of pressure I'm thinking. Enough to make one forget the words to an already difficult song. Thats okay. I still was great. Kelly was okay with not using a back up. Thats okay too. They both did really good. And aren't we all proud of that too?

549 days ago
85.

judy jetson    

So I was right beyonce does suck!

549 days ago
86.

DOMINIQUE    

Um question: ARE U ALL AWARE THAT THE RENDITION YOU LOVE SO MUCH BY WHITNEY WAS ALSO PRERECORDED AND SHE LIP SYNCED THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE? OR ARE WE GOING TO IGNORE THIS?

549 days ago
87.

Phoenix    

Everybody keeps comparing her performance to Whitney's and saying that it proves that Whitney is the "best." News Flash: Whitney lip synced her famous performance as well. Therefore, this doesn't take away from either woman's talent.

549 days ago
88.

STFUP    

These people make MILLIONS to sing - yet when they are expected to 'perfrom', they rely on pre-recoded s**t. Pathetic.

549 days ago
89.

lilmBIGorgan    

Everybody else braved the cold and performed live, why couldn't she??
Sure she was gonna be judged either way but one would think that at such a prestigious event like this that they would be real. Yeah, go ahead with the fake Obama jokes. I am no fan of his but this is about her and that is the reason I believe she lip synced...because its ALWAYS about her.

549 days ago
90.

Nermal    

Beyonce's so fake. First that weird pregnancy suit, now this.

549 days ago
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