American Idol Kelly Clarkson Sings “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration

American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson performed “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, January 20, 2013.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, praised the singer with her performance.

“I felt very good about myself, because I listened to her and I said, ‘I really like her,’ and then only later did I learn she had won ‘American Idol,'” Schumer said. “So I was very glad that my tastes were the same as most of America’s.”

Clarkson was joined by the United States Marine Band. Watch the video below.