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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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Shannon    

I dont believe this for one second....

535 days ago
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ledzep2112    

We all know Beyonce can sing?? How do we know this? We have no proof of this so called "fact".

535 days ago
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REALITYCHECK2    

Beyonce can't sing worth a #@##$ without the pre-recorded versions. How INSULTING to America to fake such a sacred song. If she wasn't pretty--she wouldn't be a celebrity. More proof that beauty combined with youth runs rampant in Hollywood.

535 days ago
109.

BoSox    

Joe Biden is a retard.

535 days ago
110.

Bamster    

Joe Biden is retard.

535 days ago
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sants    

i don't believe this.

535 days ago
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tamara    

Who was the better singer? Well, that's easy. The one who actually "sang" and took the chance of not being perfect but was real.

535 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

Damn!That sucks.............You go Kelly......... and I am no hater.....oh well.

535 days ago
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LCS27    

Fake singing to a fake president. Sounds a good deal.

535 days ago
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happypat35    

Wow, and I was starting to give her some credit. I love Jay-Z's rapping skills, but Beyonce is a JOKE. I never thought Beyonce could sing and is not on the same caliber as Kelly Clarkson, nor Whitney, loud-mouth singing Christina Aguilar or Jennifer Hudson. How she gonna lip sync at a momentous event like this. SAD!

535 days ago
116.

Anna13    

Beyoncé is way too overrated... These days Hollywood can make a huge star even out of Joe Schmoe down the street and convince the drone masses to follow him like puppies.

535 days ago
117.

J9    

I cant wait until all this blackey worship is over and done with. What a fraud. When will people wake the f up??!?!

535 days ago
118.

Paul2281    

What a sellout Beyonce is....
Chicken **** bitch...

535 days ago
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hotbitch    

Kelly Clarkson sings her ASS off. You can tell she's a real sweetheart, too. I hope that fiancee of hers doesn't screw her over.

535 days ago
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CASEY HAMILTON    

I don't think she did, she took her earpiece out, how could she lip sync on Que exactly if she couldn't hear the recorded track? I don't know, I'm optimistic about her, I'd like to think she was more real but who cares:) She looked awesome!

535 days ago
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