Kelly Clarkson (2013)
Tacking on to the star power of having Beyoncé sing "The Star-Spangled" banner, Obama also hosted Kelly Clarkson at the public inaugural ceremony ahead of his second term. She belted "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," which had previously been performed by Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at the 2009 inaugural ceremony. During election season, Clarkson had gotten heat for being a public supporter of Libertarian Ron Paul, but she later confirmed that she cast her vote for Barack Hussein Obama. Due to the controversy surrounding Beyoncé's decision to lip-sync to a pre-recorded track, Clarkson's decision to sing live had the media pitting the talented singers against one another following the ceremony.