beyonce kelly clarkson james taylor inauguration 2013 Inauguration 2013: Did Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson or James Taylor give the best performance?

President Barack Obama has been inaugurated for the second time, but he wasn’t the only star of the 2013 Inauguration Day. Three of the nation’s best singers came to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the 44th President of the United States, and all gave powerful performances.

Beyonce performed a rousing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Kelly Clarkson sang “My Country Tis of Thee” and James Taylor gave his soulful take on “America the Beautiful.” But who gave the best performance? That’s for you to decide. Watch the below videos, and let us know in the comments.

Beyonce singing “The Star-Spangled Banner”:

Clarkson singing “My Country Tis of Thee”:

Taylor singing “America the Beautiful”:

Posted by:Terri Schwartz