01/22/2013 01:40 pm ET

Kelly Clarkson Was Not Lip-Syncing: Singer's Rendition Of 'My Country 'Tis Of Thee' Was Live

News broke Tuesday morning that Beyoncé was lip-syncing her performance of the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday. Adding insult to injury for Bey, Kelly Clarkson's inauguration performance was reportedly live.

TMZ reports that a U.S. Marine Corp Band rep noted that Clarkson's rendition of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" was performed "without the help of a backing track.

Clarkson was celebrated for her strong performance. The singer tweeted, "Wow ....I was incredibly nervous and cold ha! I just wanna officially thank President Obama for opening for me haha!" when she finished.

Inauguration 2013

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