Kelly Clarkson checks cell phone before singing national anthem in stars and stripes at Indy 500
Kelly Clarkson donned stars and stripes on Sunday to sing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500.
The 36-year-old singer was spotted checking her cell phone before belting out The Star-Spangled Banner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.
The American Idol season one winner donned a knee-length black dress with stars and striped sleeves over black leggings for her performance.
Phone check: Kelly Clarkson checked her cell phone on Sunday before singing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 in Indiana
Kelly completed her outfit with black and white trainers and had her long blonde hair down in soft curls around her shoulders.
She performed in front of a military color guard bearing the US flag and armed forces banners.
The fan favorite gave one male spectator a high-five as she left the stage.
Australian driver Will Power, 37, won the Indy 500 driving for Team Penske owned by former racer Roger Penske, 81.
Patriotic outfit: The 36-year-old singer wore stars and stripes while performing
Annual race: The American Idol champion sang the national anthem before the 102nd running of the Indy 500
National anthem: Kelly belted out the national anthem with a military color guard behind her
Powerful voice: The singer unleashed her powerful voice during her rendition
‘I can’t believe it!’ he screamed in the winner’s circle. ‘I can’t believe it.’
Power celebrated with the traditional bottle of milk alongside his wife Liz and his racing team.
Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais and Danica Patrick were among those who crashed out of the race in single-car spins.
Casual footwear: Kelly wore black and white trainers along with her patriotic outfit
Engines revving: The singer left the stage as drivers prepared for the start of the race
Fan favorite: One man in the audience got a high-five from Kelly
Defending race winner Takuma Sato was also knocked out when he ran into the back of a slower car.
Kelly hosted and performed last week at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
She also won The Voice last week with teenager singer Brynn Cartelli.
First turn: The field is shown entering the first turn during the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The winner: Australian driver Will Power of Team Penske won the Indy 500