Kelly Clarkson traveled from  “American Idol” to the American inauguration of President Barack Obama today, singing a stirring rendition of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

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Backed by the United States Marine Band, Clarkson sang a soaring rendition of the song. Clarkson inserted herself in the 2012 presidential race when she endorsed Ron Paul, but then remarked that she was voting for Obama “again” after Paul was out of the Republican race.

Clarkson cheekily tweeted after her brava performance: “Wow...I was incredibly nervous and cold ha! I just wanna officially thank  President Obama for opening for me haha!...”