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It's been confirmed, much to the chagrin of many fans: Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at yesterday's Presidential Inauguration.

And while this is common procedure for many singers during live events, the same rep who outed Beyonce has come out and made it clear:

Kelly Clarkson performed live during her time on stage. There was no back-up track assistance involved with this amazing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" rendition:

Other viral Inauguration highlights include:

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With the Internet abuzz over the Michelle Obama Inauguration dress from last night, let's not forget: The First Lady was not the only fashionable star in attendance at this event.

Kelly Clarkson also made quite the splash, stopping by the festivities with fiance Brandon Blackstock.

"I feel like Cinderella! Thank you Oscar De La Renta," Clarkson wrote of her gown, Tweeting two photos of it to followers:

  • Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson
  • Kelly Clarkson Inauguration Gown

Clarkson, of course, sang at the actual Inauguration on the Capitol steps - and was also the victim of a Bill Clinton photobomb.

Do you like her fashion choice here?

 

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Simply put, Kelly Clarkson owned today's Presidential Inauguration.

The former American Idol champion impressed anyone with a pulse via her rendition of "My Country Tis of Thee" and, at one point during her performance, was photobombed by Bill Clinton.

No... really! See for yourself:

Bill Clinton Photobomb

Granted, the ex-President might not really be going for a photobomb here. But can we all pretend like he is?

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Obama Inaugural address, Obama schinaugural address.

Let's focus on the true stars of today's second Inauguration:

Kelly Clarkson sang "My Country Tis of Thee," Beyonce amazed with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and James Taylor went with "America the Beautiful."

But of all these musical icons, who impressed you most with his or her patriotic track? Give a listen to all three and then vote below:

 

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This just in: Kelly Clarkson can SERIOUSLY sing.

The first-ever American Idol champion once again showed off her vocal chops today, this time with a rather important audience surrounding her at Barack Obama's second Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

We elect her one of the best artists on the planet. Watch this rendition now for visual and audio proof:

Yesterday, meanwhile, Katy Perry performed at the 2013 Kids' Inaugural Concert. Compared to Clarkson, hers is a slightly more energetic, less harmonized show.

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Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will perform at President Barack Obama's inauguration as he officially begins his second term this month.

Obama was personally involved in selecting the performers.

  • Beyonce Red Carpet Picture
  • Kelly Clarkson Live

"Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country," said Obama, who won a second term in November.

Cuban-American Richard Blanco will become the youngest ever inaugural poet at the quadrennial event, held in Washington D.C. on the 21st of January.

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Cassadee Pope knocked off Terry McDermott on The Voice finale last night, taking home this singing competition's top prize.

But prior to having her hand raised by Carson Daly, the rising star actually teamed up with McDermott to perform a rendition of "Catch My Breath."

Oh, and the twosome were joined by a certain American Idol champion. Watch Kelly Clarkson, Pope and McDermott put on a very fun show now:

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An engaged Kelly Clarkson may be perched on Cloud Nine at the moment, but the singer is actually wearing something on her body even larger than a giant smile.

The day after Tweeting to the world that she's agreed to marry Brandon Blackstock, the original American Idol posted a photo of her massive ring on WhoSay:

Kelly Clarkson Engagement Ring

"It's a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt," Clarkson wrote on WhoSay. "They did an amazing job! I can't wait to make Brandon's ring with Johnathon as well!"

Blackstock is the stepson of Reba McEntire and has two children from a previous relationship.

We wish these happy couple even more happiness in the future!

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So much for Miss Independent.

Kelly Clarkson made an exciting announcement tonight on Twitter, writing of boyfriend Brandon Blackstock:

"I'M ENGAGED!!!!!" I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever."

Clarkson on Stage

Blackstock, a Nashville-based talent manager, has been dating the original American Idol for about a year. He's the son of Clarkson's manager, Narvel Blackstock, who is married to Reba McEntire.

This development may make it difficult for Clarkson to write any more angry woman anthems, but whatever. She's getting married!!!

We send our best to the couple.