Beyonce Lip-Synched at the Inauguration; Proof Kelly Clarkson Rules

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The Times UK broke hearts while breaking the the news that Beyonce didn't sing "The Star Spangled Banner" live at the 57th presidential inauguration.

A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version, rather than risk singing it live on the Capitol.

So Bey is a big old fake! And to think, former President Jimmy Carter admitted to being psyched to see her belt out the song live. For shame, Beyonce!

When she took her earpiece out like a bad ass, we thought, damn, this fantastic singing mama is going it alone. But, were we wrong.

Though lip-syching isn't unusual in this situation and it's not that Beyonce can't sing the tune, it's disappointing that she didn't do it live. However, Kelly Clarkson sang her song in the freezing cold with the whole wide world watching, totally live.

We here at County Grind are big ol' Kelly Clarkson fans. Everyone was dissing on the American Idol-winning songstress while drooling over Bey yesterday. But now we know who the diva supreme is. It's Ms. Clarkson who sang "My Country Tis of Thee" without the help of a pre-recording.

Kelly, we salute you. You are fabulous. Beyonce. Well, we'll talk to you about this later, in private.

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Paul Sutherland
Paul Sutherland

This is not a big deal. She sung the basic track, who cares.

Kari J Clark
Kari J Clark

She is more of an old soul when it comes to music... R & B, definately not considered pop. I am still very disappointed! I wasn't a big fan to begin with LOL... Kelly Clarkston has always had to prove herself... and she does it well!!!

Christopher Clardy
Christopher Clardy

Of course she faked it.... Because she is a fake. And she's married to an inbred baboon.

Josh Everage
Josh Everage

Kelly is an artist, beyonce is a product

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