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Quoted: Usher on emotional concert experiences


Usher wassailing at the National Building Museum, Sunday. (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda)

In 2009, Usher has performed some of the most emotional gigs of his life: President Obama's inauguration in January and Michael Jackson's memorial service in July. The R&B singer was in town on Sunday for the filming of TNT's "Christmas in Washington" concert special and Click Track asked him how the two experiences compare:

"There's no comparison at all. They are two very different emotions: losing an icon and embracing an icon -- or an individual who's set to lead us to better times. They don't bear any comparison. But it's an honor to be considered to be a part of these kinds of events. It kind of plays to the dichotomy of who I am as an entertainer. To be able to play an event like ["Christmas in Washington"], or rock a stadium, and sing at a memorial, and then sing at the Lincoln Memorial -- they kind of make up who I am as an entertainer, as an individual, and as a man."

"Christmas in Washington" airs on TNT on Sunday at 8 p.m.

By Chris Richards  |  December 17, 2009; 4:01 PM ET
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