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Kelly Clarkson

Stuffed Mushrooms ...

Key To Singing LIVE

1/23/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Wanna know the secret to Kelly Clarkson's sensational LIVE performance of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at the Presidential Inauguration? Two words ... STUFFED MUSHROOMS.

That's right, the night before Kelly rocked the National Mall in front of more than 800,000 people ... she and a few friends carbo-loaded at Buca di Beppo in D.C. -- and as everyone knows by now, it clearly paid off.

We're told Kelly and co. feasted on lasagna, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, half-pound meatballs, spaghetti, chicken parmigiana -- and the always delicious colossal brownie sundae ...all for a cool $230.

Our sources say Kelly was super friendly, took time to snap pics with the staff (above) -- and left in extremely good spirits.

And then she did this ...



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Truth    

I WONDER WHAT BEYAAAWWWNCE ATE JUST BEFORE HER LIP SYNCED PERFORMANCE? COULD IT BE STEAK & POTATOES, A GALLON OF GREY GOOSE VODKA, AND FEW JAY-Z ENDORSED COCAINE SPRINKLED BLUNTS?? OF COURSE... CUZ THE LIP SINKING BITCH ATE IN THE COMFORT SOUND PROOF STUDIO DOING A DOZEN TAKES REMIXED WITH PARADIGM AUTO-TUNED SOUND MIXING SOFTWARE. OH, YEA... FORGOT --- AND NO PICS WITH STAFF WAS TAKEN. #TRUTH!!

555 days ago
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Truth    

We're told Kelly and co. feasted on lasagna, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, half-pound meatballs, spaghetti, chicken parmigiana -- and the always delicious colossal brownie --- WOW!!! NO WONDER THE BITCH IS FAT!!! SHE BETTER NOT HAVE A KID OR SHE BE LOOKIN LIKE THE WHITE ARETHA. POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

555 days ago
18.

YouDontSay    

I dig Kelly. True artist. True to herself and her fans. A REAL person.

555 days ago
19.

Phoenix    

LET. IT. GO!

555 days ago
20.

Meg    

All things considered- outside and cold in front of 800,000 people- she did great, and she had the balls to do it herself. That being said, she is used to it because of American Idol. Proud of her, she has always been great. Yes, on TV it sounded a little screechy, but it wasn't meant for TV, it was meant for the 800,000 people there that day

555 days ago
21.

STFUP    

Y'know what I love about Kelly? She's real. She's comfortable just being herself - slighthly chubby and all.
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In fact, I find her quite attractive that way. I can't stand 'stick women'.
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She does her best every time, but it's always her. She never lip sync's.

555 days ago
22.

Norma Desomd    

We took my brother to Buca to "carbo-up" before the Boston Marathon LOL Love that place! Kelly rocked it!

555 days ago
23.

alex    

really wonderful arrangement and simply spectacular vocals. what a talented young woman.

555 days ago
24.

Sandra     

Love Kelly Clarkson!! She is so real compared to the oh so fake and over rated Beyonce!!!

555 days ago
25.

Katie    

UGH. Why didn't this happen when I worked there? I was stuck with groups of 300+ screaming, obnoxious middle schoolers, and the current employees get K.Clarks?

555 days ago
26.

Loretta Love    

RIVETING ~

555 days ago
27.

DaveT    

Kelly's a very real person, down to earth and positive, that's why she's always smiling and laughing and so are the people who hang around her.
She's the Rachael Ray of singers.

555 days ago
28.

Mary Monroe    

Kelly did an amazing job! You could deff tell the difference in the music and sound between her performance and Beyonce's at least Kelly wasn't rude and lip synced!

555 days ago
29.

chubbs McBuff    

half-pound of meatballs? Now that's a man's kind of woman.

555 days ago
30.

Mazor    

She's a fat cow she should try not stuffing her pie hole for a while.

555 days ago
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