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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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121.

Leighton    

Why must they even be compared. They're both strong, talented young women--who can both sing well--have proven themselves as wonderful singers, and successful in their respective genres. Not everything in life must be made into a competition.

637 days ago
122.

SPIDERBAITT    

Ok who's the better singer between Beyoncé and Lindsay Lohan???

637 days ago
123.

happypat35    

She threw her ear piece out for emphasis, FAKE bish.

637 days ago
124.

Genghis Khan    

Pathetic, but fits right in with the event and "honored" guests so I'd expect nothing but fake.

637 days ago
125.

Cartman    

Beyonce lipsynching is absolutely a perfect fit for a President who can't talk without a teleprompter.

637 days ago
126.

ROTTIE    

STILL DON'T MEAN SHT - Beyonce is a better singer and more successful than Clarkson -Period - Hands Down - If Clarkson would have recorded her sht - it still wouldn't have sounded better than Bey's - Clarkson is an average B performer - if that - and her going live explains why her sht started sounding on a yell level and off tune.

637 days ago
127.

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NEWS FLASH ALL PEOPLE POINTING TO WHITNEY HOUSTON'S PERFORMANCE because if you want to hate on President Obama or Beyonce just do it that's why you wanted to comment anyway..............It was what turned a star into a superstar: Whitney Houston’s mesmerizing rendition of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl.

But here’s what you didn’t know: What the Super Bowl audience and hundreds of millions of TV viewers heard was lip-synched.

“The music was pre-recorded, and so was the vocal,” confirmed Rickey Minor, who was Houston’s musical director at the time.

Minor, now the band leader on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” said that in a crowd that large and loud, it was impossible for Houston to hear herself. Though she did sing, it was her pre-recorded voice that the audience heard. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/02/whitney-houstons-star-spangled-secret/

637 days ago
128.

tony gee    

She had been faking everything from her pregnancy, to the 2nd Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama to the mouthing (lip syncing) of the National Anthem .


What else would she faking in the future?


Kelly Clarkson is really the best singer we have right now and she can tackle everything on the book.

Bravo for Clarkson and sorry, Bey, better luck next time!

637 days ago
129.

Rob    

Your socialist master doesn't write his own speeches and just reads them off a teleprompter. I would think you would all be orgasmic about another fake. Yet you all believe that bull and keep on worshiping them all.

637 days ago
130.

theunhappycircus    

Beyonce couldn't hold a candle to Kelly's performance here. Night and day.

637 days ago
131.

Crimson Fart    

She is sick,you pricks.

637 days ago
132.

sam    

People keep comparing to Whitey Houston singing per recorded... That was at the Super Bowl... A sporting event... This is the Inaugration of the Preisdent of the United States, the low rent Obama's shouldn't have asked a performer like Beyonce to sing..... Their are donzens of amazing artists who SING classical music , soul, opera on stage ...that's who gets ask not a POP singer, who's practically naked on every cover mag this month .

637 days ago
133.

w    

Soooo. Beyonce faked it??? what a surprise..NOT, Hey TMZ you dumbasses trying to promote beyonce yesterday, How's the egg on your face taste.

637 days ago
134.

ROTTIE    

CLARKSON NEEDED an earpiece - that mthfkr started yelling her ass off at the end of that sht.

637 days ago
135.

Twiz    

Those that keep bringing up when Whitney "sang" at the Superbowl are just looking for excuses. First, lip syncing at the Super Bowl is common knowledge and done by most performers. Lip syncing at a presidential inauguration is FAR less common and therefore unacceptable. It had nothing to do with politics and had EVERYTHING to do with natural ability. James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson and the ENTIRE choir have it, Beyonce doesnt!!

637 days ago
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