On Deck at Inaugural: Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson

James Taylor will also sing at Jan. 21 event

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 9, 2013 8:46 AM CST

(Newser) – Not much of a shocker, but huge Obama fan Beyonce will perform at the president's second inauguration, People reports. She'll perform the National Anthem at the Jan. 21 event, while Kelly Clarkson will sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor will perform "America the Beautiful." Beyonce, of course, memorably took part in the 2009 inauguration when she sang "At Last" for President Obama's first dance with Michelle Obama at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Meanwhile, get a look at inaugural poet Richard Blanco, the son of Cuban immigrants, in the New York Times.

President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama wave to singer Beyonce after their first dance together at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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