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Favorite Performer at the Presidential Inauguration 2013 – Readers Poll

Beyonce Katy Perry Alicia Keys Jennifer Hudson Kelly Clarkson
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Over the weekend, tons of pop performers partook in celebrating the Presidential Inauguration 2013. Friends of the Obama family like Beyonce were on hand to help ring in Barack Obama’s second term in office, while other pro-Obama artists like Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson also lent their voices for inaugural events.

With so many standout singers taking the stage, we want to know who you liked best. So, out of the entire weekend of festivities in Washington D.C., who was your favorite live performer at the Presidental Inauguration 2013?

To kick off President Obama’s inaugural events, a pre-inauguration concert for the kids was held on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Washington, D.C. Katy Perry was the headliner, and in true K.P. fashion, the songstress hit the stage in a stars and striped getup that looked very ’50s pin-up girl. Before she sang hits like ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Firework,’ Usher got the party started with tracks like ‘OMG’ and ‘Yeah.’ Meanwhile, Mindless Behavior also performed tunes like ‘My Girl,’ while Far East Movement and the cast of ‘Glee‘ also sang live for the crowd of kids gathered.

Later on in the weekend, on the actual day of the Presidental Inauguration (Sunday, Jan. 20), Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce brought our minds back to the matter at hand with their patriotic performances of ‘America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)‘ and ‘America the Beautiful,’ respectively. Of course, the stellar vocalists were the perfect picks to deliver the inspiring lyrics to our nation.

Finally, after Obama was sworn into office for his second and final time, the Obamas, Bidens and the rest of the White House personnel danced the night away at the Inaugural Ball. Alicia Keys took her seat at the piano to perform her hit ‘Girl on Fire‘ (she replaced “girl” with “Obama” for the event), while President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had their first dance to ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ sung by Jennifer Hudson. But these soulful divas weren’t the only entertainment, as the ecstatic members of fun. also powered through tracks like ‘Some Nights,’ ‘Carry On’ and ‘We Are Young.’

Click through the links to watch these performances at the Presidential Inauguration 2013 in case you missed any of the action this weekend. Then, be sure to vote on your favorite performer below!

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