After President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term as president of the United States, Beyonce closed the inauguration ceremony with a performance of the national anthem.
Wearing a floor-length Pucci dress, Dior coat and emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, the superstar sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the crowd assembled outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Monday. She was accompanied during the performance by the United States Marine Band.
She arrived with husband Jay-Z, who was dressed in head-to-toe Tom Ford, according to USA Today.
James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson also performed during Mr. Obama's second inauguration. Taylor sang "America the Beautiful," accompanying himself on his guitar. Clarkson performed "My Country 'Tis of Thee," accompanied by the United States Marine Band.
Clarkson took to Twitter after her performance, sharing photos of her with Beyonce and another of her and the president:
Wow ....I was incredibly nervous and cold ha! I just wanna officially thank President Obama for opening for me haha! Just kidding :)— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 21, 2013
Me and B just hangin' out ....don't worry about it. Seriously, God did good. She is so beautiful! twitter.com/kelly_clarkson...— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 21, 2013
Maybe the coolest photo I've ever been in ....ever :) twitter.com/kelly_clarkson...— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 21, 2013
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