Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock Go 'Fancy' For Inaugural Ball

Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock getting ready for the Inaugural Ball in Washington DC on January 22, 2013 Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock getting ready for the Inaugural Ball in Washington DC on January 22, 2013

After performing at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony on Monday, Kelly Clarkson and fiance Brandon Blackstock continued the celebration on Monday night – but according to the singer, the First Lady was the one who got the party started!

“Just partied at the White House ….I kid you not, Michelle Obama stood up and got the party started ….seriously cool First Lady,” the singer Tweeted.

Earlier in the night, Kelly shared a photo of herself and her fiancé getting all dolled up for the big night in Washington, D.C.

“Me and Brandon in our ‘fancy’ attire :) Fun night!” she wrote. “My dress barely fit in the car for tonight’s festivities. I feel like Cinderella! Thank you Oscar De La Renta!”

Earlier on Monday, Kelly gave a rousing performance of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” with the United States Marine Band helping her out.

“What an honor to be a part of history! Obama’s presence was powerful and his words unforgettable. It’s a proud day for America,” the “American Idol” said of her performance.

And Kelly’s performance appears to have won over at least one of her fellow singers.

Bette Midler Tweeted Kelly, writing “‘My Country Tis of Thee’never sounded better! Thank you @KellyClarkson & US Marine Band!”

“Thank you!! Girl, I was so nervous!” Kelly Tweeted back.

-- Jesse Spero

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